Watertown Family YMCA

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Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday 6:30am - 5:30pm


Our Philosophy

Through our child care programs, we are responding to the complex needs of today’s families and acting upon our commitment to kids, families, and communities. We believe that daily practice and interaction with children must reflect the YMCA goals for child care:

  • To offer a safe, caring, and fun environment for all children.
  • To support and strengthen the family unit.
  • To develop new skills.
  • To have fun!

YMCA programs provide opportunities for children to develop and grow as they learn through socialization, exploration, choice, and creative play.

toddlersCharacter-Based Curriculum

-Lesson plans based on Creative Curriculum and NYS Early Learning Guidelines

-Participate with DSS to provide high-quality child care. 


Daycare Features

  • 3240 square foot, fenced-in playground
  • Large parking lot
  • Nutritious meals prepared to state guidelines
  • MAT, CPR, and First Aid trained staff on-site at all times
  • Highly qualified and trained staff
  • Lessons planned based on the New York State Early Learning Guidelines and PreKindergarten Foundation for the common core
  • Participate in GSA and DSS to provide high-quality child care

We are a Certified Eco-Friendly facility.


 Fee Schedule (as of January 1, 2020)


  • Infant (6 weeks - 18 months): $444 bi-weekly 
  • Toddler (18 months - 36 months): $426 bi-weekly
  • Preschool (3 - 4-year-olds): $404 bi-weekly

All program fees are based on 5 days per week. All payments will be made utilizing Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) from either checking, savings or credit card account on the 1st and/or 15th of the month prior to the next month of care. The first half of fees are due at the time of registration. Registration will be completed at the daycare center.


For More Information about our Daycare

Elizabeth Harris, Daycare Director
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514 Washington Street
Watertown, NY
Phone: (315) 755-1208
Fax (315) 755-1212


Child Care - SACC

585 Rand Drive
Watertown, NY 13601, USA

+ (315) 755-2005 Front Desk
+ (315) 755-2014 Fax

Christine Cupernall
SACC Director

Amy Nakano
Administrative Supervisor of Youth Development 


514 Washington St.
Watertown, NY 13601, USA

+ (315) 755-1208
+ (315) 755-1212

Elizabeth Harris
Daycare Director


585 Rand Drive
Watertown, NY 13601, USA

 +1 (315) 755-2005

Cindy Moore
Preschool Director