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Alexandria Child Care

Growing Confident, Caring Leaders at the YMCA

Child Care programs at the YMCA are focused on meeting the social, emotional, and academic needs of our young learners so they can grow into the leaders and changemakers of tomorrow.

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Updated: Friday, June 14

June 3 - August 2, 2024 Toddler YMCA
Starting September 3, 2024 Preschool YMCA
May 13 - August 2, 2024 Infant Knute Nelson
Starting September 3, 2024 Preschool Knute Nelson

Get started by contacting Jenny at or (320) 834-9622.


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YMCA Child Care Center

110 Karl Drive
Alexandria, MN 56308
Age Group Child Capacity Number of Classrooms
Infants 16 2
Toddlers 28 2
Preschool 40 2
Pre-K 40 2
35 Staff Members    


4-Star Parent Aware Facility

When a program participates in the Parent Aware Star Rating process, they are letting their stars shine. They volunteer for extra training and professional development to go above and beyond basic health and safety licensing requirements.


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Knute Nelson Center

420 12th Ave E
Alexandria, MN 56308
Age Group Child Capacity Number of Classrooms
Infants 16
Toddlers 14 1
Preschool 20 1
12 Staff Members    


Unifying Our Community Through Intergenerational Programming

Intergenerational programming at Knute Nelson fosters skill-sharing between generations. Children bring joy and spirit to residents, keeping them young at heart, while residents' attention helps children flourish. Kids visit weekly, sing, and use the hallways as classrooms, calling residents their "grand buddies."


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You want the very best for your child and so do we!  We encourage positive relationships between the children, child care staff, and parents to ensure a high-quality experience. In every program and every classroom, we address the specific needs of children based not only on age, but also individual pace of development. 


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 When plans change and you find yourself without child care, the Y is a great place for your children to explore, learn, and grow in an environment where they feel safe, cared for, and celebrated.


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Please contact Tracy Gustafson at or (320) 834-9622.

Child Watch

Take full advantage of your membership and enjoy a worry-free workout by using our free Child Watch service! 

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