YWCA Child Care Services and Programming
“Nicky faces many obstacles throughout his 4 years of life thus far. He is a twin and twins are typically Nicky at Tri Countydevelopmentally delayed a little bit. On top of that challenge, Nicky also faces physical problems including epilepsy, kidney issues, GI tract issues, and more. This doesn’t hold Nicky back from smiling, laughing, and being the best brother to his two sisters. …Every parent wants their child to succeed and grow despite whatever developmental challenges might be present. Over just a few months, Nicky did just that at YWCA Tri-County Area’s (YW3CA) EEC…We took him to the same doctor, months later, and she was shocked about how much he had improved. She claimed his improvements were miraculous,” — from YWCA Tri County Area, PA
YWCA reaches 2.3 million women, girls and their families through more than 200 local associations in 45 states and the District of Columbia.
YWCA reaches 2.3 million women, girls and their families through more than 200 local associations in 45 states and the District of Columbia. Since 1868, YWCA has provided early childcare programs, and today we are proud to serve over 200,000 kids annually through childcare, Head Start, and Pre-K programs. These programs promote child development and school readiness, while enabling parents to obtain and retain employment. Providing safe and affordable care for children is crucial for working women. Further, it is proven that strong programs build resilience in children. We believe that a parent should never have to choose between getting help due to a Domestic Violence situation and caring for their child. We are intentional with our wrap around services because it what our clients deserve. We believe that all families regardless of income should have access to systems of early care and education. We work with early childhood educators and families directly to ensure that this happens. Additionally, we offer services to assist care providers in their knowledge of best-practices. Our Provider Services staff offers assistance and educational opportunities to those (licensed or license-exempt) who provide child care and early education. Additionally, our associations provide programs that serve young people of all-ages though after-school, summer camp, and enrichment activities for children, teenagers, and young-adults.