Family YMCA of Black Hawk County

Early Learning Center

Families today can be overwhelmed by the many demands of life. But don’t worry, the Early Learning Center at the Family YMCA of Black Hawk County, is a full-day licensed child care program for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old. It enables parents and family members to go to work knowing their children are in a safe, positive, and educational environment. We are committed to maintaining standards that meet the physical, intellectual, emotional, and social needs of your child.

Our teachers will welcome your child in a warm, safe and caring environment. With a wide range of activities to stimulate your child’s creativity, self-esteem and independence, our values-based program will help young children learn essential social, physical and intellectual building blocks.

6 weeks-18 months: Working to meet the physical, emotional, and developmental needs of infants by certified professional staff

14-24 months: This age group works on socialization and attention span during classroom-style activities.

24-42 months: Focuses on developing a longer attention span along with hands-on learning.

3-5 years: Combine hands-on learning with games that teach numbers, letters, and colors.

Our program offers:

  • Breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack (following the Federal Child & Adult Care Food Program)
  • Small classroom sizes
  • Developmentally appropriate curriculum (based on the Creative Curriculum Model)
  • Weekly swim sessions
  • Indoor playground, and access to the Y’s gym & indoor track
  • Family-focused environment
  • Head Start

Day & Time: Monday – Friday 7 am – 5 pm

Registration: A completed enrollment packet and pre-interview are required one week before admission to the program.


Early Learning Center Program
2023 Rates
Infant Room (6 weeks-18 mo) $200/$215
Pre-Toddler Room (14 mo-24 mo) $195/$210
Toddler Room (24 mo-42 mo) $190/$205
Preschool Room (3 – 5 years) $175/$190
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*We offer a sibling discount for additional children enrolling from the same family.  

Financial assistance is available to those in need, to ensure every child has the opportunity to learn and grow at the Y. To set up an appointment for a tour or to see if you qualify for assistance, contact the Y at 319-233-3531.

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