Building Brighter Futures

Parents entrust their infants, toddlers and preschoolers into our care during the critical stages of early development. Preparing your children to enter school with the necessary social, emotional and cognitive skills is one of our top priorities. At the YMCA, infants and toddlers develop trust and security and preschoolers experience early literacy and learn about their world. Children thrive in a caring, nurturing and learning atmosphere.

Our YMCA provides quality, affordable early childhood development in a safe, learning environment at our nine Child Development Centers. Our centers serve families with children from 6 weeks to 12 years of age.

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The YMCA of Columbia-Willamette has had to change some of our health and safety protocols due to COVID restrictions recommended by the State of Oregon. In order to serve you best while maintaining stable groups, all payments are non-refundable, regardless of quarantine, classroom closures, inclement weather, emergency closure, illness or vacation.

Open Door

We believe every child deserves a chance to participate in our programs through our Open Door program, financial assistance is available to both members and non-members. Open Door requests are processed on an ongoing basis. 

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Creative Curriculum

At YMCA Child Development Centers we provide children with a nurturing atmosphere and proven curriculum that celebrates individuality, promotes self-esteem and encourages positive social interactions.

Healthy Lifestyle

We are committed to educating kids about healthy lifestyles, modeling healthy behaviors and cultivating environments that make healthy choices the easy choices.

School Enrichment

Many of our Child Development Centers also have before and after school enrichment programs for kindergarten through fifth grade. In addition, we have school enrichment programs at school sites throughout the Portland and Vancouver regional area.