Jennifer Anderson
Childcare Director


TotWatch will is currently closed.

Let us watch your little one while you use the Y or go to school at Bay.  Pre-registration required.

AGES:: 1 to 7 years old
WHEN: Monday – Thursday: 4 pm - 7 pm
COST: Free for Members and Bay College Students (6+ credits)

The maximum stay for any one child on any given day is 2 ½ hours.

After School Activities Club

A safe and fun place for your child after school. It includes fun projects, gym or outdoor games, free swim lessons or instruction, nutritious snack and homework time/guidance. Bussing is available to the YMCA Wells Center by local schools.

AGES: 5-10 years
WHEN: Mon thru Fri (During School Year)
TIME: 3:30 - 6:30 p.m.
COST: $40 per child per week
WHERE: Wells Childcare and Youth Center

Enrollment is limited, call to preregister to hold your child’s spot.

Child Care Programs

Full-Day Infant/Toddler Program

  • Fully Licensed
  • Trained & Educated Staff
  • 15+ yrs of experience
  • Low Child-Teacher Ratios
  • Healthy Meals & Snacks
  • Natural Outdoor Playground

We provide infants and toddlers with a safe and nurturing environment.  Small ratios increase emotional and cognitive development among infants and toddlers.

  • 6 weeks to 30 months (Monday thru Friday)
  • 6:30 AM to 6:00 PM
    $220 per week, 2nd child discount available.

Parents must provide pre-made bottles for infants.


Full-Day Childcare / Preschool Program

  • Fully Licensed
  • Trained & Educated Staff
  • 15+ yrs of experience
  • FREE Swim Lessons
  • FREE Youth Membership
  • Low Child-Teacher Ratios
  • Healthy Meals & Snacks
  • Year-Round Preschool Education
  • Gym Activities

We provide toddlers and preschoolers with a safe and nurturing environment. Our engaging curriculum helps children reach developmental milestones and prepares them for academic learning.

Benefits of full-time YMCA daycare include swim lessons & gym classes two times a week and a youth membership.

  • 2 ½ to 5 years  (Monday thru Friday)
  • 6:30 AM to 6:00 PM
  • $170 per week, 2nd Child Discount available.

Two-Day Preschool at Wells Center

Join us in a fun and creative way to develop academic skills through play, arts & crafts and a state approved curriculum. Our classrooms are warm, inviting and most importantly FUN!

Must be potty trained.

AGES: 2 ½ – 4 yrs
COST: $425 – Winter semester
WHEN: Tues and Thurs 9am-12pm

Two Semesters per school year and closings follow school calendar

*Payment plans available.

Call 789-0202 for more information.

Before and After School Care

The YMCA takes a community-wide approach to meeting the needs of the working parents and their children. As a community partner with schools and families, the YMCA ensures that a quality program is provided to all children. This program offers the children an opportunity to participate in age appropriate activities. We offer a daily nutritious snack, homework time and outdoor play.

Bussing is available.

AGES: 5 & Up
WHEN: Monday-Friday 7-9 am; 3-6 p.m.
COST: $40 per week for 2020/2021 school year (excluding Wells)

Four convenient locations:

5775 Main Street, Wells
Phone: 906-789-0202

803 29th Street, Gladstone
Phone: 906-789-8530

700 S 20th Street, Escanaba
Phone: 906-786-6521 x3105

1213 N 19th Street, Escanaba
Phone: 906-786-6521 x4131