The YMCA of East Tennessee invites students in grades Kindergarten – Fifth to join YMCA Child Care Services, a licensed child care program which takes place in 12 locations throughout Knox County. This program is conducted in cooperation with the Knox County school system.
The YMCA is dedicated to providing quality youth programs which has an overall goal of providing quality care in a safe, healthy, and fun atmosphere. Many activities are offered at each site for your child to participate. We operate on a child choice system. The children will be given options during activity times to choose from. Healthy snacks are provided each day.
The YMCA programs are different from routine baby-sitting because it provides a variety of supervised activities and fun-filled events. Ratios are kept low to provide more individual attention. Our staff is fun, responsible, and caring, chosen for their experience with and love of children. At least one staff member is certified in CPR and First Aid, and all attend on-going training. The YMCA Child Care Services Programs are open to all children regardless of race, color, sex, handicap, religion or national origin. The YMCA never denies anyone participation in a program due to financial restrictions
The Tennessee Department of Human Services licenses the program. All programs participate in the state’s STAR Quality Rating System. Each location references the STAR rating they have been awarded by the State by a series of images.