child development center
preschool childcare program
The YWCA of Richmond provides high quality pre-school services for children between the ages of 3-5. Pre-school hours are 7:00 am - 6:00 pm, Monday - Friday. Our Center is state licensed and is one of the few nonprofit centers in the area accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The YWCA also provides Head Start services through a partnership with Richmond Public Schools, Early Head Start/Head Start program.
Information about enrolling in the Head Start program is available by calling Richmond Public Schools Head Start at 780-8586.
For questions or enrollment in YWCA Child Development Center, please call 780-7298, or email CDC@ywcarichmond.org.
See what RichmondMom.com says about our High-Quality Preschool Program!
sick child care program
We are now enrolling, for April for our sick care program. Please call, 980-7298, or email CDC@ywcarichmond.org, for more information.
Our accredited child care program is now offering sick child care for children with common childhood illnesses. Working parents can take comfort in knowing their child is cared for by a licensed nurse who can administer medicine, comfort, and love. Click here for details.
take a tour
Follow Becky Lee, our Chief Program Officer, as she gives you the grand tour of our Child Development Center in the video below.
The YWCA Child Development Center's purpose is to provide an environment that encourages social, emotional, physical, and intellectual growth and development of the child as a whole.
Our programs embody the ideals of the YWCA vision; peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all people. Accordingly, we encourage children to communicate peacefully and to embrace diversity and equality. In keeping with the YWCA's mission, the Child Development Center provides services to families from a diverse population.
It is the philosophy of the YWCA's Child Development Center that childhood should be a time of fun, warmth, security, exploration and discovery. The staff strives to nurture and encourage the creativity and curiosity of the children in our care, providing an atmosphere where each child can experience success at his/her own level.
The YWCA is committed to making quality childcare services available to all families. A tiered, subsidized fee system is available to homeless and low-income families based on sheltered/unsheltered status and family income. Low-income families are eligible based on family size and family income set by USDA income criteria. The cost of providing these services is supported through grants and donations and is subject to available funding.