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Infant & Toddler Care · E M Downer YMCA

Y-Kids Child Care Program

Because our preschool programs are funded through the California Department of Education (CDE), families must qualify to receive state-subsidized childcare services to participate.

Our Monday-Friday program is designed to meet the educational, physical and emotional needs of children 6 weeks - 3 years. Our child development centers provide a safe, secure and nurturing environment for your child and are licensed through the State of California. Small groups, with primary caretakers, provide personalized care that consider individual differences within the group.

In our program, routines such as napping, feeding, diapering and toileting are used as opportunities for social, emotional, physical and cognitive learning experiences and language development. Children are given opportunities to develop large motor skills by moving and exploring. A variety of safe toys and materials are provided to encourage movement, hand-eye coordination, thinking and small motor development. Each child receives individual physical contact and attention, including being held, rocked, read to, talked to, sung to, tummy time, sensory exploration and exploring the outdoors through walks. 

Our programs support your child’s growth - we plan and allow for the changes necessary to support your child's development.





8th Street CDC 445 8th Street, Richmond  2yr - Pre-K 8:00am - 5:00pm
21st Street CDC 756 21st Street CDC 18mo - Pre-K 7:00am - 6:00pm
Courtland Migrant CDC 180 Primraising, Courtland Infant - Pre-K based on agricultural season
Eden CDC 951 Palisade Street, Hayward 6wks - Pre-K 7:00am - 6:00pm
Kathi Sanchez 1250 23rd Street, Rm. 506, Richmond 6wks - Pre-K based on high school schedule
Richmond CDC 485 Lucas Avenue, Richmond 18mo - Pre-k  7:00am - 5:30pm
Rodeo CDC  200 Lake Avenue, Rodeo  2yr - Pre-K 7:00am - 6:00pm 

To facilitate our partnership with you, a Daily Caregiver Report will let you know about your child's day. These reports include: what was eaten (time, amount, type of food), diaper checks and results, naps and notes. We depend on regular communication with parents to improve our programs and to ensure that your child and family have a successful experience. We can't do it without you!

Please contact us at wccinfo@ymcaeastbay.org or 510-412-5647 for specific openings and enrollment information




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