Our Committment to Child Care
Every day over 2,000 children are in the care of the Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA. It is an amazing demonstration of trust in the YMCA by their parents. As the largest and leading provider of child care, the YMCA knows that earning this trust requires caring trained staff and a commitment to excellence in service and administration. This is why we participate in quality initiative programs which promote the ongoing development of safe, affordable, accessible and high quality educational programs to give your children the best start in life. We are committed to working with families to create a support system for healthy development. Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA Child Care is more than just care for children; it's an opportunity to learn, create, play, empower, and grow.
Keystone STARS is Pennsylvania's program to promote continuous quality improvement in early learning and school age environments. With research-based standards as the foundation, Keystone STARS is an easily recognizable indication that our Child Care Programs are continually working to improve the quality of the care we provide. Currently all of our sites have earned a STAR 1 or STAR 2 designation, and many of our sites are working towards STAR 3. More info on Keystone STARS can be found here.
Pre K Counts is a public-private initiative that facilitates local pre-kindergarten partnerships among school districts, community-based providers and early intervention. Grant funding from Pre-K Counts provides scholarships so at-risk youth can have access to quality Pre-Kindergarten education. More information on Pre-K Counts can be found here.
United Way Success By 6®
United Way Success By 6® is the nation's largest network of early childhood coalitions, focused on improving school readiness through community change. In more than 350 communities or states, Success By 6® (SB6) coalitions are changing the way things work so young children can come to school ready to succeed. More info on United Way Success by 6® can be found here.
As a charity that serves all segments of our community, Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA provides financial assistance. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, members, community partners, volunteers and staff, no family is denied access to YMCA programs, membership or services simply because they cannot pay the full fee.
Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA is an equal opportunity care provider. Admission and the provision of services shall be made without regard to race, color, religious creed, disability, ancestry, age, national origin, Limited English Proficiency (LEP), or gender.