At the Y, we believe that quality child care should be available for everyone. The Y is the nation’s largest child care provider. At the Kettle Moraine YMCA, we care for more than 350 children in licensed child care each day in West Bend, Newburg, Fredonia/Northern Ozaukee, Grafton, Port Washington and Saukville, Wisconsin. We know that having quality child care is essential to the well-being of children and families. Parents can feel comfortable going to work knowing their children are being cared for in a healthy, loving, safe environment. We provide child care that supports and strengthens families and nurtures the healthy, successful growth and development of each child involved.

We have several different child care settings, each specifically geared to the different stages of child development. We are unique in that we have the opportunity to provide consistent care for children from as early as 6 weeks all the way through sixth grade. Kettle Moraine YMCA child care prides itself on teaching our core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility to children at an early age. Daily, our child care programs encourage healthy habits and incorporate exercise and nutritious food. In addition to the programming in our classrooms, we often utilize other Y facilities such as the gymnasiums and the pool, where children can participate in swimming lessons as part of their day.

Child Care Programs Offered Through the Kettle Moraine YMCA:


3K Preschool

Our caring and supportive teachers create a safe and engaging atmosphere that promotes a positive first academic experience. Children are encouraged to explore new and exciting concepts through unique themes, educational activities and creative projects.

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4K Preschool

The Kettle Moraine YMCA partners with local schools to offer an environment that promotes learning and social skills appropriate for our four-year-olds. Children learn by doing! They use all of their senses to explore and get information. Playing is vital work of a four-year-old!

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Child Care: 6 weeks-5 years

The Kettle Moraine YMCA is proud to offer Full Day Child Care to the youth in Washington and Ozaukee counties. The State of Wisconsin licenses all of our child care sites. At the Y, we provide a safe, nurturing and welcoming environment so families can develop trust in our program. Our program is designed to motivate kids intellectually, socially, emotionally, and physically. We are committed to helping your family learn, grow and thrive.

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Child Watch

Let us watch your children while you enjoy a great Y workout. Our child watch areas offer drop-in, short-term child care so you can enjoy your Y visit and work out with a peaceful mind.

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School Age Child Care

Before & After School Care, Kids Day Out, and Summer Day Camp programs through the YMCA serve children with a variety of programs and activities to explore healthy lifestyle choices and develop their interests. Programs are located in West Bend, Newburg, Holy Hill Area, Port Washington, Saukville, Grafton, and Cedarburg right at your child’s school or at the nearby Y.

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