Child Care & Teens
At the Y, child care is more than looking after kids. It's about nurturing their development so we have strong and confident future leaders.
With so many demands on today's families, parents need all the support they can get. That's why we're here to help. The Y provides a safe place to learn foundational skills, develop healthy, trusting relationships and build self-reliance through the values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. We partner with you, reinforcing the values you teach at home.
(Downtown Bellingham & Barkley Early Learning Centers)
The goal of early childhood development programs is for children to be well prepared to enter school. Our programs are licensed by the Washington State Department of Health & Human Services.
(Full Day program when schools are on breaks)
Here for our community. When school is out, parents have a safe option for care and kids have a fun place to be.
(Jr. Counselor, Middle School Adventure Days, Youth & Government and Youth Institute)
The Y offers a variety of programs for teens (grades 6-12). From school's out days to Youth & Government and more!
(Licensed Before & After School Program throughout Whatcom County)
Designed with the needs of the family in mind, B.A.S.E gives parents a safe, affordable and convenient child care program on which they can depend. This program provides a variety of activities that encourage, excite and enrich during those critical hours between home and school.