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Child Care

The Old Colony YMCA is the largest provider of child care services in Southeastern Massachusetts.  The Plymouth Child Care Program provides a family-centered, values-based program to nurture children's healthy development. Well-trained staff provides safe, affordable, high-quality care so you can have peace of mind while you work. Like all Y programs, child care is open to all, with financial aid available. Staff members are partners with parents and other caregivers, working together to help kids grow up healthy, happy and strong.

When parents drop off their children at a YMCA, they're entrusting that Y with their greatest treasures. We take that responsibility very seriously. We encourage parents' visits at any time and solicit their input and full involvement in ensuring the safety of all children in our child care programs.

Come see our program in action! Prospective parent visits are encouraged. To schedule a visit or to obtain more information, please contact Melissa Beresford at 508.927.3100 or

Child Care Offerings (at the Plymouth Branch)

Infant Care

6 Weeks–15 Months
This carefully designed program provides your infant with a secure, warm, loving atmosphere to learn, grow, and thrive in. Our staff is trained in all phases of infant care and our center is furnished to reflect the needs of very young children. The ratio of staff to children is 1:3, thus ensuring that the young ones in our care receive the high degree of care and supervision they require.

Toddler Care

15 Months–2.9 Years
Our toddler care program provides safe, quality care for you child while simultaneously allowing them to enjoy structured learning, play time, snacks, and outdoor play. The ratio of staff to children in this age group is 1:4.

Pre-School Care

2.9–5 Years
Our Pre-school Care Program provides your child with challenging and enriching learning experiences. Certified teachers will lead your child through a variety of activities such as music, arts and crafts, educational basics, gym activities, and outdoor recreation. Each child has the opportunity to grow at his/her own pace while having fun and making new friends. The staff to child ratio is 1:10.

School Age Programs

Our school-age services make sure that the time gaps before and after school are filled creatively and constructively. Children, ages 5-13, have the chance to express their talents in the arts, sports and other areas of interest, taking advantage of all the Y has to offer. Children find out what success is all about in an approach that says everybody plays, everybody wins. Time is set aside for tackling homework, with adult help available. Our staff knows how to challenge children and listen to what they have to say.