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Childcare

Giving children the building blocks necessary to develop physically, spiritually and intellectually is the foundation of the YMCA of Pawtucket’s affordable child care programs. Our programs are staffed by people that understand children and the need they have to feel connected and supported when learning and taking on new endeavors. By participating in YMCA child care programs, babies establish trust and security; preschoolers cultivate literacy skills; and school-age children make friends while immersed in educational and athletic activities that increase their confidence to be productive and successful.

The YMCA of Pawtucket’s child care programs are for children between the ages of six weeks and 13 years old. The programs are operated at 18 sites, many of which are open from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. They are located throughout Rhode Island and licensed by the Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth & Families. Child care is offered year-round and attendees have access to an array of YMCA programs such as swimming and youth sports.

The YMCA programs feature: 

  • Safe and accessible, age appropriate environments that promote active learning.
  • Professional level directors, child care counselors, teacher assistants and classroom aides who complete at least 20 hours of training each year.
  • School vacation week camps that include swimming, field trips and entertainment.

Fees are affordable and financial assistance includes:

  • Sibling discounts
  • Discounted rates with a Family or Youth YMCA membership
  • YMCA financial aid
  • State Department of Human Services’ subsidies

Infant / Toddler / Pre-School
(Ages 6 weeks – 5 years old)

The YMCA of Pawtucket has three early learning centers in the Blackstone Valley. From a large center in Pawtucket to a more intimate center in Lincoln, there is sure to be a setting that best fits your family’s needs.

PAWTUCKET:

Heritage Park YMCA Early Childhood Center
333 Roosevelt Ave.
(401) 727-7050

Heritage Park is right off Route 95 in a renovated factory in the historic district of Pawtucket and on the shore of the Blackstone River. The center is designed for children ages 6 weeks to 7 years old, with 21 spacious classrooms and two indoor and two outdoor play spaces. Call for an appointment and to check for availability.

CUMBERLAND:

Four Corners YMCA Learning Center 
160 Bear Hill Road
(401) 333-6402

The ten-classroom Four Corners center is off Route 114, serving children 18 months to 5 years old. All attendees are offered nutritious snacks. The center has a shaded outdoor play area and is easily accessible for the convenient drop off and pick up of children. Call for an appointment and to check availability.

LINCOLN:

Lincoln Child Development Center 
MacColl YMCA
32 Breakneck Hill Road
(401) 725-0773

Located on the 125-acre campus of the MacColl YMCA, the Child Development Center provides care for children ages 18 months through 5 years. The center has a more than 25-year tradition of offering safe, quality and affordable care aimed at preparing children for their first kindergarten experience. Nursery school programming, which follows the Cumberland/Lincoln school calendar, is also available. Call for an appointment and to check availability.

PAWTUCKET:

Heritage Park and YMCA Early Learning Center 

(6 weeks through grade 1)
333 Roosevelt Ave.
(401) 727-7050
Call to make an appointment and check availability.

LINCOLN CENTERS:

Lincoln Child Development Center
32 Breakneck Hill Road
(401) 725-0773
18 months to 5 years
Call for an appointment and to check availability.

Central Elementary School
1081 Great Road
(401) 725-0773

Lonsdale Elementary School 
270 River Road
(401) 725-0773

Northern Lincoln Elementary School 
315 New River Road, Manville
(401) 725-0773

Saylesville Elementary School 
50 Woodlawn St.
(401) 725-0773

 

Before and After School  (Grades K to 8)

The program consists of homework time, fitness, swim, arts and crafts, sports play, quiet games and special events in observance of typical holidays. Healthy snacks are offered, and transportation is provided to and from school when the center is off site. During school and summer vacations, the YMCA offers a number of full-day camps.

PAWTUCKET & CENTRAL FALLS CENTERS:

Pawtucket Family YMCA 
20 Summer St. (Grades K to 8)
(401) 727-7900

Darlington YMCA Program Center 
1080 Newport Ave.
(401) 727-7900

CUMBERLAND CENTERS:

We service all Cumberland Public schools. Transportation available before and after school.

Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy
291 Broad St.
(401) 725-0773
Kindergarten to grade 8

Ashton, BF Norton, Cumberland Hill, Community, Garvin, McCourt Middle, North Cumberland Middle|

*Early Risers not available for Middle School students
Grades K–4 held in the MacColl facility Center // Grades 5–8 held in the MacColl Program Center
32 Breakneck Hill Road
(401) 725-0773

Four Corners Early Learning Center
160 Bear Hill Road
(401) 333-6402
18 months to kindergarten
Call for an appointment and to check availability.

LINCOLN CENTERS:

Lincoln Child Development Center
32 Breakneck Hill Road

Lincoln, RI  02865

(401) 725-0773
18 months to kindergarten
Call for an appointment and to check availability.

Central Elementary School
1081 Great Road
Lincoln, RI  02865
(401) 725-0773

Lonsdale Elementary School 
270 River Road
Lincoln, RI   02865
(401) 725-0773

Northern Lincoln Elementary School 
315 New River Road
Manville, RI  02864
(401) 725-0773

Saylesville Elementary School 
50 Woodlawn Street
Lincoln, RI  02865
(401) 725-0773

Lincoln Middle School
*Early Risers not available to Middle School Students
152 Jenckes Hill Rd
(401) 725-0773
Grades 6-8

NORTH PROVIDENCE CENTERS:

We service all North Providence Public schools. Transportation available before and after school.

Birchwood*, Greystone, Marieville, McGuire, Ricci*, Stephen Olney, Whelan 
*Early Risers not available for Middle School students: Birchwood & Ricci students
Grades K–4 held in the MacColl facility Center // Grades 5–8 held in the MacColl Program Center
32 Breakneck Hill Road
(401) 725-0773

WOONSOCKET CENTERS:

Harris Elementary School
60 High School St.
(401) 769-0791
Call to make an appointment and to check availability.

COVENTRY CENTERS:

Washington Oak Elementary School 
801 Read School House Road
(401) 397-7779

Western Coventry Elementary School 
4588 Flat River Road
(401) 397-7779

EXETER & WEST GREENWICH CENTERS:

Metcalf Elementary School 
30 Nooseneck Hill Road
(401) 397-7779

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