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Child Care

With so many demands on today's families, parents need all the support they can get. That's why child care at the Y is about more than looking after kids. It's about nurturing their development, by providing a safe place to learn foundational skills, develop healthy, trusting relationships and building self-reliance through the Y core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

Before & After School Care

The HILLIKER YMCA’s Before & After School Child Care program provides care for children before and after school at Bellefontaine Elementary School. This program is available for Bellefontaine Elementary and Intermediate school children only. Intermediate school children are transported to and from the Elementary building by school buses.

This is a state licensed program and children must be pre-registered to participate. Our program is available even during huddle days, delays and early dismissals! Also, for your convenience, we have a snow day option at the Hilliker YMCA.

Financial assistance is also available if needed. We are a Job & Family Services provider. If you have further questions, or want to register your child, please contact HILLIKER YMCA Child Care Coordinator, Amber Armbruster, at amber.armbruster@ymcacolumbus.org.

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Kid's Time

Kid's Time is available for parents who would like to bring their children to the YMCA while using the facility. Children must have at least one parent in the building while in Kids Time. Children 5-11 must be signed-in and signed-out by an adult.


Kids Zone Room
Monday-Thursday: 5:30PM-8PM
Friday & Saturday: 8AM-11:30AM

Summer Hours beginning June 1st
Monday-Thursday: 8AM-11:30AM & 5:30PM-8PM

Friday & Saturday: 8AM-11:30AM

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