Kankakee YMCA Childcare Center

Welcome to the Kankakee YMCA Childcare Center!

The Kankakee YMCA Childcare Center, located at 1025 N. Washington Ave. Kankakee, offers full-time childcare for a variety of ages and programs that will enrich the growth of your child. Join us at the Childcare Center where great finishes begin!


The Childcare Center is now enrolling children ages 6 weeks through 5 years. Currently, the center is open from 6:30 AM to 6 PM, offering programming for your child all day. Programming is taught by qualified staff who prioritize the growth of each child. In addition, the center offers a bi-lingual curriculum. 

What’s special about the YMCA Childcare Center:

  • Sunshine Circle trained staff
  • All staff CPR certified
  • Sensory room
  • Active Games
  • Sensory hallway
  • Every child is given a developmental screening for an individualized approach to learning
  • Breakfast, lunch, PM Snack
  • 6:30am-6:00pm
  • Access to their own outdoor playground
  • Indoor play space for inclement weather
  • Accept CCR&R, DCFS
  • Partnerships with community agencies to help your family however we can



Brightwheel will be used by our staff to help parents stay connected with their children all day! Parents can Digitally Check-In and see when their child has been checked in or out.

DAILY UPDATES: Real-time feed of activities throughout the day.

PHOTOS: Parents can watch their child's day unfold with mobile snapshots delivered straight to their device.

COMMUNICATION: Parents can stay in touch with their child's teacher and then strengthen school learning with activities at home!