A Look At Child Care Programs

 Check out our child care programs in the Winter Program Guide.


After School Program

Our program is designed to provide children with a friendly, supportive environment where they can have an opportunity to enjoy activities, make good choices, develop responsibility and stimulate curiosity. Throughout the school year, children have weekly opportunities to participate in physical activities like gym games, swimming and archery as well as various clubs such as homework, art, and character. The clubs change on a regular basis to provide a wide range of learning experiences. The program is available to students in Kindergarten through 5th grade. All children are provided a healthy snack upon their arrival as well as homework help.

After School Program Hours: After school until 6:00 pm

After School Rates:

  Member Non-Member
Full Time (4-5 days) $42 $48
Part Time (2-3 days) $32 $38

Registration Fee $25

Financial Assistance Available
CCAP (Child Care Assistance Program)
YMCA Scholarships

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Before School Program

Child care is provided for school aged youth from 6:30am- 7:30am. Students can be dropped off at the Y prior to school. The Y ensures that each student is picked up by the appropriate school bus.

Weekly Fee: $25

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Infant Care

The newly renovated Child Development Center is now open and accepting applications for infants.  To apply, please contact Rebecca Thomas or call 859.987.1395.

                                                                Members          Non-members

Full-time (4 – 5 days)                                     
Infants/Toddlers (ages 6 weeks – 24 months)       $115                $125
Part-time (2 - 3 days)
Infants/Toddlers (ages 6 weeks - 24 months)       $75                  $85

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Preschool Program

The Y Child Development Center is a licensed facility for children 6 weeks through 5 years of age. Our Center has a play-based philosophy which fosters the individual child’s social, emotional, physical and cognitive skills. Our professional staff create an environment that promotes learning in the areas of art, science, math and literacy. Our center embraces early language development through our music program and Baby Signs (a sign language program). Preschool children participate in other weekly programs like swimming, library time, gymnastics and LEAP (Literacy, Eating and Activity for Primary) Children also have daily opportunities to express themselves creatively through play in our "center-based" classrooms. These programs foster positive and effective communication between children and adults.

We provide each child with a nutritious breakfast, lunch and healthy afternoon snack each day.  Family involvement is a crucial part to each child’s success in our preschool. Therefore, we keep parents informed with parent meetings, monthly newsletters and volunteer opportunities.

Program Hours: 6:30 am- 6:00 pm

Preschool Hours: 8:30 am- 12:30 pm*

Preschool Rates                                           Members                Non-members

Full-time (4 – 5 days)                                     
Preschool (2 - 5 years old)                            $100                      $115
Part-time (2 – 3 days)
Preschool (2 – 5 years old)                            $67                        $80

 *Hours children taught Creative Curriculum.

CCA available.

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Summer Camp

Instead of spending the summer at home and in doors, the Paris-Bourbon County YMCA is encouraging parents to give their kids a chance to explore nature at the Y’s summer camp. YMCA campers gain new experiences, develop essential social skills and create lifelong friendships, while enjoying camp adventures along the way. 

Paris-Bourbon County YMCA provides exciting and educational camp programming for children and their parents, including: hiking, swimming, weekly field trips around Central Kentucky, arts and crafts, sports and games.

For ages 5(completed Kindergarten) to 11 years.

Registration fee:  $25 includes t-shirt, bag and water bottle.

Registration begins March 25th

Meet and greet campers and staff at out Camp Kickoff May 9 from 6 - 7 pm.

Weekly rates:  Members:  $95     Non-members:  $105

May 20 - August 9

Camp Hours:  Drop off is as early as 6:30 a.m. and pick up as late as 6:00 p.m.  Camp activities are from 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.  You must have your child at camp by 9:30 a.m.


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