As America's largest nonprofit child care provider, serving over 500,000 children every day, the Y is an affordable, safe, and nurturing alternative when you need child care or an early learning option for your child. At the Mansfield area Y, we have four convenient locations. We know that when you know your child is well-cared for, it's easier for you to work, study, or just take the time you need to focus on your own healthier living.
Infants (6 weeks - 18 months)
The infant care program is designed to enrich the infant’s developmental skills. Infants will be provided with daily opportunities to move freely under adult supervision, and explore their indoor and outdoor environments. Our caregivers are highly skilled and trained to provide your child with a loving and responsive environment, are respectful of the baby’s individuality, and provide a stimulating and child-friendly environment. Infants will be provided daily “tummy time” and other planned opportunities for physical well being and motor development.
Toddlers (18 - 36 months)
The toddler care program is designed to meet the developmental needs of toddlers. It provides experiences that enrich each child’s cognitive, language, social, emotional, physical and creative development. Within the center’s daily schedule, each child has opportunities to create, explore the environment, learn problem-solving, personal interaction skills and learn concepts through first-hand experiences. Children develop a positive self-concept through a balance of self-directed and teacher-directed activities. Opportunities for solitary play, as well as group activities, are provided. Through play, children learn important lessons, such as how to manage feelings, emotions and relationships, cooperation, sharing and listening to others.
Comprehensive Preschool (3 - 5 years)
Our star rated Step Up To Quality preschool program is designed to continue the development of the child that will prepare them for Kindergarten. Students begin to follow classroom instruction, recognize common words and letter sounds, count by 10's and develop basic writing skills through our Active Learning curriculum. This is also the age where we introduce the students to our Spanish Enrichment program, which teaches colors, numbers and basic everyday words.
Before & After School (6 - 12 years)
Our school-age programs not only offer a safe place for your child to go before and/or after school but also includes fun hands-on activities to promote cognitive and social development. We're here to help with homework, offer an afternoon snack, science enrichment, organized physical activity, and character development.
Summer Enrichment Program (5 - 12 years)
The Summer Enrichment Program is an educational and recreational experience that you don’t want to miss. This ten-week program is designed to occupy, educate, and empower school-age students during the summer while providing activities, workshops and field trips that will forever impact their lives, overall outlook, and personal goals