The Milwaukee Y’s Early Childhood Education Centers provide a safe, nurturing environment where your child will learn, grow and thrive. We offer high-quality care for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old. Through the use of guided self-discovery and experiential learning, teachers, focus on providing children with enriching experiences to facilitate cognitive, social, physical, and emotional growth.


The Milwaukee Y’s Early Education Centers are licensed by the State of Wisconsin and have received a 5-Star rating from YoungStar – the highest rating available. Both Centers are also National Accreditation Commission (NAC) Accredited and use what’s considered the highest quality emergent curriculum and assessments in early childhood.


The Milwaukee Y has two Early Childhood Centers, one located at the Northside YMCA and the other located at the Northwest YMCA, so quality care is never far from home.


Children enrolled in three or more days of care in one of our Early Childhood Education Centers will receive a 50 percent discount on a family membership. We accept W-2 (Wisconsin Shares) child care benefits and offer scholarships to those who qualify.



Keondra, ECE Parent
As a parent the hardest thing to do is send your child to a daycare and leave your child with a complete stranger. At the Northwest Y, they made me feel good about entrusting them with my children, and they built great relationships with my kids. My kids cry to go to daycare because they love their teachers so much. The entire staff is amazing. I truly appreciate them all.