YMCA Children's Learning Center

The YMCA Children’s Learning Center recognizes the special qualities that make each child and each family a unique entity with individual goals, values and needs. We have created a safe and supportive environment that promotes each child’s self-confidence, curiosity, cooperation, and creativity. The center is open to children ages six weeks to Pre-K.

We're excited to open more spots up in our preschool classrooms at our YMCA Children's Learning Center! Schedule a tour, learn more or register by calling 815-977-4576 today!


Exceptional Kindergarten Readiness

Our teachers utilize Headstart curriculum, ensuring your little one gets the best start in their educational journey

Expert Educators

Our team of highly trained and passionate teachers are dedicated to creating a nurturing and supportive environment for your child's growth and development.

Financial Support

We believe that every child deserves access to high-quality, early education. We offer financial assistance through the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) and scholarships generously provided by YMCA donors. Quality education should be within reach for all families.

Personalized Tours

We invite you to meet our passionate team and explore our facilities, providing a firsthand look at how we create engaging and enriching experiences for preschoolers.

Quality Commitment

Have peace of mind knowing that our program is fully licensed by the Department of Children and Family Services, meeting the highest standards for child care and early education.


The YMCA uses creative curriculum developed by Teaching Strategies, Inc. The curriculum focuses on five components:
1) How children develop and learn
2) The learning environment
3) What children learn
4) The role of the teacher
5) The role of the family

The curriculum is consistent with the YMCA philosophy, which focuses on a child-centered and holistic approach to early childhood programming. Core content includes literacy, math, science, social studies, arts, technology, healthy habits, and social/moral/spiritual development.


$320 Full Time    
$192 Part Time 3 Days
$128 Part Time 2 Days

$255 Full Time  
$153 Part Time 3 Days
$102 Part Time 2 Days

3-5 Preschool    
$215 Full Time 
$129 Part Time 3 Days
$86 Part Time 2 Days

The YMCA of Rock River Valley http://wwww.rockriverymca.org


YMCA Children's Learning Center
2918 Glenwood Avenue
Rockford, IL

Hours of Operation

    M-F 6:30a-6p



For Currently Enrolled Families