The YWCA Child Center is a year-round, full-service child care program that also serves as a 4-year-old kindergarten site for the School District of La Crosse. The center, located at 419 N. Ninth St. in La Crosse, also provides a lab school environment for Western Technical College’s Early Childhood Education program.

The YWCA Child Center is one of only three in La Crosse County YoungStar five-star rated child care agencies open to the public servings infants from six weeks old.

Learn more about YoungStar – Wisconsin’s Child Care Quality Rating and Improvement System and how our rating benefits your child! 

Research shows that children learn best through play and the YWCA Child Center strives to provide children with the opportunity to make choices and decisions about play throughout their day. The YWCA Child Center will use a flexible schedule to help your child have a good day. A child will be able to experience group and individual activities, creative expressions, active and quiet times, outdoor play and intellectual stimulation throughout the day. The YWCA Child Center provides high quality care for the children and families we serve while continuously striving to promote diversity and inclusion. 

Full or part-time care is available for children ages six-weeks to 5 years old.

Current Rates

Weekly rate based on age:

Under 2 (Infants and 1s) – $228.50/week

2 Year Olds – $206.00/week

2.5 to 3 Year Olds – $203.50/week

4 Year Olds – $200.00/week

Second Child over two years of age receives a 15% discount.

For more information on the YWCA Child Center or to enroll your child, please contact:

Jayme Larson
Child Center Director
Please contact for questions/inquiries.

Prospective families are welcome and encouraged to schedule a tour of the center.