Welcome to Discovery Center!

Full Day Child Care
Child Care for children 6 weeks through 3 years

At the Y, we provide a safe, nurturing and welcoming environment so families can develop trust in our program. Our teachers believe in the value of childhood and engage children in opportunities that help them learn at their own pace and grow to their fullest potential. We build partnerships with families to support each child's emotional, social and academic experience.

Hours of Operation

*Infant and toddler rooms close at 6pm*
Part-time and full-time care is available

Age Requirements

6 weeks through 3 years

Participating Sites - Click to Download Full Day Child Care Brochure

Discovery Center at the Y


Days Per Week Enrolled 6 weeks to 23 months 24-35 months 3 years 4-5 years
5 days/week $231/week $208/week $195/week $192/week
4 days/week N/A $195/week $185/week $182/week
3 days/week N/A $160/week $150/week $147/week
2 days/week N/A $110/week $105/week  $102/week

Payments are drafted weekly. Prices do not include the $50 non-refundable, non-transferable registration fee. County funding is accepted and the Y offers financial assistance to those who qualify. Rates are subject to change. Rates are effective March 1 - December 31, 2021.

What's Included

  • Healthy eating and physical activity policies to enhance your child's experience
  • Two healthy meals and a healthy snack each day
  • Preschool curriculum
  • Outdoor experiences
  • Families enrolled 5 days per week will receive 3 vacation days annually and you can choose when you would like to use them. If a holiday falls on the weekend, your family will receive an additional vacation day that year.
  • Those enrolled 5 days per week receive a FREE family membership at the Y


Our center uses infant, toddler and preschool curriculum as planned by the teachers. We incorporate activities and educational materials that are appropriate for the age and developmental stage of each child. 

Staff You Can Trust

Our staff meets or exceeds the requirements of the state of Wisconsin and are CPR certified. They are required to have training and/or a degree in Early Childhood Development and experience with children. They must also keep current with continuing education hours. Our staff is sensitive to the needs of young children.

Nutritious Meals

Children are offered two nutritious meals a day including breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack. The Y provides Parents Choice Formula (Walmart brand) and cereal along with Gerber baby food for children under 1 year of age. All meals are prepared in our kitchen. There is no extra charge for food or snacks. We participate in the Child Care Food Program and comply with all their rules governing meal composition and quantities.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Discovery Center Child Care Site Director

Cassie Lynn
Child Care Assistant Director