Experience makes the difference. 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.

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The Mansfield Area Y recognizes that the family is the most important part of a child’s life, and we encourage parent involvement to create a bond between the home and the child care center. In our program, your child will be provided with opportunities for the development of wholesome social relationships and appropriate play experience that contribute to the individual needs of your child.

Call today to get your child enrolled.


Infants: 6 weeks - 18 months

Toddlers: 18 months - 36 months

Preschool: 3 - 5 years old

School-Age: 5 - 12 years old




The Y provides nurturing, reliable staff.

All staff must pass thorough background check process, including:

- FBI/BCI Fingerprints
- National Child Abuse Registry
- National & State Sex Offender Registry


The Y hires experienced, educated staff.

All staff are trained in: 
- Child Abuse Recognition & Prevention Club staff have experience

- CPR and First Aid Certification
- Communicable Disease management

-4 years working with children.


Parents believe our staff are positive and caring.

  • -  Y Kids Club staff are committed to nurturing the potential in every child.

  • -  Y Kids Club staff model Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility assisting children in building stronger character based on these values.

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, enhance 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.   



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750 Scholl Road, Mansfield, OH 44907 419.522.3511 ext. 247

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