Youth Development is one of the Y’s core values, and that has lead to the careful creation of each program we offer to help nurture each child’s full potential. We believe that all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. Through the Y, youth today are cultivating the values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, optimal health and educational achievement.

The YMCA of Douglas provides state licensed safe, high-quality childcare services in a nurturing environment so you can have peace of mind while you work or go to school. We believe the values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for quality of life and future success.

Need help choosing the right program for your child? Want to check out Y childcare for yourself?

Call Stacey Hanson at 541.440.9622 ext 230.

YMCA Preschool

Get your kids started on the right track before they head off to kindergarten and give them the skills to excel in school. Kids will participate in:

  • Active and creative play

  • Letter and number explorations

  • STEM activities

  • Songs and stories

  • Fine/gross motor development

  • Healthy meals and snacks

  • Outdoor play

  • Swimming

  • Kids' gardening

5 days/week M-F

   3 days/week M/W/F

2 days/week T/Th

Full-time 6:30 am - 6:00 pm




Program Members



5 days/week M-F

   3 days/week M/W/F

2 days/week T/Th




Program Members



Part-time 6 hrs or less: Contact Stacey Hanson for available times

* Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.

 Childcare Closures

Labor Day 

Thanksgiving - Nov. 28

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day  

New Years Eve and New Years Day  

Memorial Day 

Independence Day - July 4 

Last week of August 



Before School Care 6:30 - 8:30 am

"Start Making A Reader Today"

Classes are Monday mornings from 9:00 - 10:00 am

Fun Days

Need someplace for your child to go on those weekdays when school is out? The Y turns childcare into an all day event for elementary school aged kids (K- 5th grade) so they have somewhere to go when school is out and you still have to work. Kids will engage in educational activities and play fun games. Meals and snacks are provided.


Preregistration is required at the membership desk.

UPCOMING FUN DAYS for the 2019-2020 School year (subject to change):

December 23, 26, 27, 30, and 31 (Winter Break)

January 2 and 3 (Winter Break)

January 20 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)

January 24 (Teacher Planning Day)

February 17  (Non-contracted Day for Teachers)

March 20 (Make up school day in event of emergency school closure)

March 23 - 27 (Spring Break)

April 3  (Teacher Planning Day)

April 9 and 10 (Elementary School Conferences)

June 12 (Teacher Planning day)

" This institution is an equal opportunity provider."

Fun Days are from 6:30 am - 6:00 pm


 $40/Program Members

Before & After School Care

School-age kids make friends, learn new skills, and have homework time. Spaces are available for before school care, after school care, or both before and after school care. Snacks are provided. Limited spaces available.  Contact 541-440-9622 ext. 230  for more information, or  to be placed on the waiting list when the program is full.  Registration and fee payment is required in advance. 

5 Days Per Week

3 Days Per Week
2 Days Per Week

Program Members






Before School Care 6:30 am - 8:30 am

After School Care 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

5 Days Per Week

3 Days Per Week
2 Days Per Week

Program Members






Before & After School Care 

5 Days Per Week

3 Days Per Week
2 Days Per Week

Program Members