The YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee Early Childhood Education Centers provide a safe, nurturing environment for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old. Our programs are designed to encourage children to develop a love of learning.  Through the use of guided self-discovery and experiential learning, teachers focus on providing children with enriching experiences to facilitate social, emotional, cognitive and physical growth and development.


The YMCA’s Early Education Centers are all licensed by the State of Wisconsin. The Northside YMCA Early Childhood Education Center is a recipient of a 5-Star rating from YoungStar, the highest rating available,  and is National Accreditation Commission (NAC) Accredited. All of our centers use some of the highest quality curriculum, assessments, screenings, and instruction available. Our children build skills, knowledge, and abilities through hands-on experiences.  In partnership with parents, we set individualized goals and monitor multiple domains of development throughout the year.


Quality care is never far from home, with our two locations:

Northside YMCA ECE Center
1350 W. North Ave.
Milwaukee, WI
Phone: 414-374-9450


The YMCA is a non-profit charitable organization and ECE programs are state-licensed, tax-deductible child care. To support the entire family, children enrolled weekly for 5 full days qualify for a free YMCA Family Membership (for the duration of enrollment and for accounts in good standing). YMCA Early Childhood Education Programs also accept state/counting child care assistance (WI Shares); families are responsible for the remaining balances due. Financial assistance may also be available 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 Early Childhood Education Center, 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.

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