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Lock Haven Branch YMCA Infant & Toddler Care

The YMCA Infant & Toddler Program is designed for children ages 6 weeks to 3 years old. Our Childcare Center provides children with a safe and cozy family environment for play and learning that makes both children and parents happy. They nurture the values, skills and relationships that lead kids to positive behavior, educational achievement and better health.

In our Infant Room your child will be read to, sung to, snuggled and cuddled with, rocked, played with, participate in finger plays, have independent tummy time and more.

Children in our Toddler Rooms are exposed to language, sensory, art and pre-math activities. Toddlers love to explore and we offer many opportunities for this when playing in the classroom and outside.

At the Y, we believe strengthening community starts with helping kids reach their potential. Our kids develop positive attitudes toward making friends, learning new things and staying healthy. They have fun as they grow in spirit, mind and body. Your little one will have the best care while being engaged in music, books, sensory and play. We plan activities that emphasize all areas of development. Above all we give your child; a tremendous amount of love and the best care possible.

We offer

  • Qualified, experienced teachers.
  • Child-directed curriculum.
  • Home cooked nutritious meals.
  • Opportunities for parent involvement.
  • Indoor gym for cold or rainy days.
  • Keystone Stars facilities.
  • Diapers and wipes
  • Breast milk or formula if not using what we provide
  • Bottles - 3 for Infants, 1 if needed for Toddler
  • Blankets - 2 for Infants, 1 for Toddlers

By the time your child is 1 they may:


  • Have favorite things and people
  • Plays games like "peek a boo" and "pat a cake"


  • Responds to simple spoken requests and knows their name
  • Says "mama" and "dada"

Cognitive (learning, thinking, problem solving):

  • Explores/thinks in different ways like banging, shaking, throwing, etc
  • Puts things in/out of a container and picks up objects with thumb and pointer finger

Movement/Physical Development:

  • Pulls up to stand, walks holding on to furniture and may stand alone
  • Is able to feed themselves

By the time your child is 2 they may:


  • Show more and more independence
  • Get excited when with other children


  • Point to things in pictures when named
  • Follow simple instructions

Cognitive (Learning, thinking and problem solving):

  • Begin to sort objects (size, color, shape, etc.)
  • Build towers of 4 or more blocks

Movement/Physical Development:

  • Begin to walk, run, and climb
  • Start to go up and down stairs
  • Climb onto and down from furniture without help

Every child develops differently and at their own pace. These developmental milestones are loose guidelines to follow. If you have concerns about your child's development, please speak to your pediatrician or your child's early learning teachers, who can help you decide if your child needs additional services, like speech or occupational therapy.

Also offering:
Preschool Child Care
School Age Childcare
Summer Day Camp

Financial Assistance is available.