Boothbay Region YMCA Child Care

Child Enrichment Center                                           

The Boothbay Region YMCA is a community leader in providing high-quality child care enrichment for infants thru pre-kindergarteners.  Our ultimate goal in our Child Enrichment Center is to ensure each child has a positive and happy school experience which will lead to a love of school and learning. Our hope is that the experiences we offer will promote unique and positive outcomes for the children and families we serve.

Our teachers create an environment that nurtures, encourages respect, and promotes self-esteem and trust. We offer opportunities for children to interact in an inclusive, child-directed environment. Our state licensed programs focus on learning through the developmental areas of cognitive, social-emotional, language and physical development, utilizing “play” as the focal point for all learning. We monitor and assist children in the acquisition of new skills, believing that children learn at their own pace, developing skills as they build upon gained knowledge.In addition to weekly swim lessons and field trips for children 16 months of age and older, we also provide a USDA regulated breakfast, lunch and snack daily.

During the 10 weeks of summer vacation, our Preschool and Pre Kindergarten programs become more camp like…Preschool becomes Critter Camp and Pre Kindergarten becomes Scamper Camp. Parents can enroll on a weekly basis for these two programs for the summer months only.

COMING September 2, 2014, the Harbor Montessori School at the Y! Click here to learn more about Alexandra Pinkham, Y Head Montessori teacher.

For a tour of the Center and for registration, contact Maddie Rideout, Childcare Director at (207) 633-4816.

We offer the following Child Enrichment Programs:

  • Infants:  6 weeks to 18 months
  • Toddler I:  18 months to 24 months
  • Toddler II:  24 months to 3 years
  • Preschool:  3 years to 4 years
  • Pre Kindergarten:  4 years to 5 years
  • Critter Camp: 3 years to 4 years (during the summer only)
  • Scamper Camp: 4 years to 5 years (during the summer only)

Offered Monday through Friday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm throughout the entire year.

New Pre Kindergarten Programs were inplemented in the Fall of 2012.  With the school offering a part day public Pre K program, the Y continue's to offer full day Pre K and also accomodate working families who choose the public part day program but need full day care.