Child Care

The Itasca County Family YMCA will be with you and your child throughout your journey from infancy to kindergarten and beyond to after-school care and youth programming. The focus of the Y's Child Care is to support and strengthen the family unit by fostering growth and development. Programs provide a warm and safe environment in which children can experience positive and creative learning. The philosophy and policies of YMCA Child Care serve to forge a relationship with parents which is supportive. Child care environments are carefully planned to provide time, space and richness for each child to grow and learn. Materials and activities are provided to stimulate curiosity, wonder and creativity. The trained staff are knowledgeable in providing care which is specific to the age of the child. 


Click the links below to learn more about each program
  • WeeFolks Child Care: Licensed child care or infants through pre-kindergarten.
  • Kindergarten Readiness: Licensed all day program for your young 5's.
  • End Zone: This program for kids in Kindergarten through age 12. Available during the school year, weekdays after school from 2:30pm-6:00pm and on no school days from 6:00am-6:00pm.
  • Kid Zone: Free child watch for members while parents/guardians work out in our facility.
  • Camp Wannago:  Summer camp is for children ages 5-12. 
For more information or to register the childcare programs, call or stop into the WeeFolks office 7:00 am - 4:00 pm, 327-2418.
For more information or to register for the school-age programs call 218-327-8803.

Financial assistance is available for all YMCA Child Care programs. Scholarship information and applications are available in the Child Care Office.