Northwest Gibson County YMCA

Child Care


Our Mission
To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

Our Vision
Healthy living, youth development and social responsibility.

Our Values
Building character through the promotion of caring, respect, honesty and responsibility.

Our Goals

  • To have fun!
  • To build character by stressing our four character values: caring, respect, honesty and responsibility.
  • To help children develop self-awareness, confidence and leadership skills
  • To help children work and play together; recognizing the differences that make each person special
  • To enable children to develop their own minds and unique perspectives through programming that encourages imagination, creativity and expression
  • Development of life skills such as self-control, cooperative attitudes, communication skills and conflict resolution
  • To strengthen families by providing peace of mind while their children are in our care.

Program Philosophy

Our childcare programs are designed to encourage youth to grow in spirit, mind and body. The foundation of our character development emphasis is based on the four core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Our goal with character development is to help the children we serve see, understand and develop a set of values that will influence them in making healthy and positive decisions in their lives. Our program provides experiences that enhance and enrich each child’s cognitive, social, emotional and physical and creative development. Within the daily schedule, each child has the opportunity to create, to explore their environment, to develop problem-solving and personal interaction skills, and to develop concepts through self-discovery and counselor assisted activities. Opportunities for solitary play, as well as group activities are provided.