IMPROVING CHILDREN'S LIVES
As part of the YWCA’s mission to empower women and eliminate racism, we provide early learning and care within a structure that supports the needs of families, regardless of their composition and in support of their diversity. The YWCA Kalamazoo is dedicated to providing quality childcare that will nurture a child’s unique social-emotional development as well as enrich their early education.
YWCA Kalamazoo Children’s Center, a 4-star high-quality early learning center licensed through the State of Michigan that welcomes children ages 6 weeks through the year prior to Kindergarten entry. The Children’s Center also hosts our Little Seeds program which offers children receiving services through the YWCA Kalamazoo a chance to take part in therapeutic-developmentally appropriate activities to develop coping techniques for school and at home. Our staff is committed to providing quality childcare and Preschool programming at affordable prices so that all children in Kalamazoo can have access to a safe and supportive learning environment. We are dedicated to improving the educational outcomes of transient and vulnerable children experiencing trauma through both the Children’s Center and the Little Seeds Program.
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Affordable Child Care
The YWCA Kalamazoo welcomes children ages 6 weeks up through the year before they enter Kindergarten. The YWCA Kalamazoo’s Children’s Center offers high-quality early learning experiences, childcare, and Great Start Readiness Programs. The center is conveniently located in downtown Kalamazoo within walking distance to Kalamazoo Public Library, Kalamazoo Valley Museum and the Arcadia Creek Festival Site. For more information, please contact the YWCA Children’s Center.
Little Seeds provides support to the women and children receiving services through the YWCA Kalamazoo. Little Seeds focuses on family-centered needs to provide modeling and therapeutic activities. Our staff and volunteers work with children through imaginative play and creative exploration while their mothers are receiving services from our Victim Services Staff or when they need some respite. Children take part in therapeutic programing that provides positive adult-child interactions and conflict resolution techniques while still engaging children in educational and emotional regulation activities.