Cornelia Day Child Care Center

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Cornelia Day Child Care Center

Building Bright Futures: YMCA Cornelia Day Child Care – Birth to Age 5, Nurturing Young Minds 

Embark on a journey of early learning and growth at the Washington Community YMCA Cornelia Day Child Care Center, attached to Stewart Elementary. From birth through age 5, we provide a nurturing environment where young minds blossom. Our experienced educators foster holistic development, focusing on cognitive, emotional, and social skills. With age-appropriate activities, creative play, and interactive learning, children build a strong foundation for future success. Safety is paramount, and we ensure a secure and supportive space for your little ones to explore, create friendships, and discover the wonders of the world. Join us in building bright futures together!

Age Groups

Welcome to Baby Lane, where infants (birth-12 months) receive loving care with a 1:4 teacher ratio. We provide nourishing meals and a safe environment for exploration.

A nurturing space for 1-2-year-olds, with 1:4 teacher ratio. Encouraging daily routines and small motor skill development for up to eight toddlers. 

Engaging 2-3-year-olds in dramatic play & sensory exploration. Up to ten toddlers explore changing themes, customs, holidays & seasonal activities. Learning made fun!

Guiding older 2-year-olds and younger 3-year-olds with 1:6 teacher ratio. ABC awareness, number concepts, and writing exploration for up to 11 children. 

A preschool-like setting for 3-4-year-olds, fostering calendar, weather, and days-of-the-week learning during circle time. Themed activity centers spark curiosity for up to 12 children. 

For 4-5-year-olds, using Creative Curriculum for hands-on learning. Prepare for success in Alternative Kindergarten or Kindergarten with our caring staff. Up to 24 children, 1:12 teacher ratio.

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Shalon Hoyle 

Child Care Director

Washington Community Y Cornelia Day Child Care Center 
816 N. 2nd Avenue. 
Washington, IA 52353

(319) 653-3315

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