Topic: Child Care

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Twila Meyers, Early Childhood Director

Twila has literally seen thousands of kids grow up at the Y since her first job in 1992 as AM Kidstop Coordinator and Sundowner staff. She assumed her current position as Early Childhood Director in 2015 and describes her role as educating, supporting and inspiring child care professionals in their work with young children. She said she is passionate about making a difference in people’s lives so it will in turn change the world. » read more

Summer Work at the Y

WORK AT THE Y THIS SUMMER! YMCA Summer Learning Program Positions YMCA Summer Learning Programs at Canyon Lake, Hoarce Mann, Rapid Valley, Robbinsdale, South Canyon, South Park,  Valley View and the YMCA. » read more

Summer Learning Loss Prevention Testimonials

Shawn Hayford | Outreach Director for the YMCA of Rapid City » read more

Child Care Documents and Schedules

Just click on the link you need. Check out this month's lunch menu,the latest newsletter or the calendar for your child's classroom.   » read more

RCYMCA Homepage Root

Hours of Operation 815 Kansas City Street, Rapid City, SD 57701 (605) 718-9622 Monday - Friday: 5 am - 10 pm Saturday: 7 am - 6 pm Sunday: 12 - 6 pm Special Holiday Hours » read more

Child Watch Aide

Must love children and adults! » read more

Quiet Hallways

This week our child care/preschool programs are closed so the rooms can be cleaned and re-done so they are sparkly and bright for our new kiddos that will be started on Monday. The teachers are also hard at work training and getting their classrooms ready. This means that a wing of the YMCA is empty and insanely quiet. If you are at the YMCA in Rapid City on a normal basis, there is a constant buzz of kids laughing, smiling, and giving out hugs. The childcare serves 220 children at the Y. The kids rotate between classroom time, outside walk/chalk time, roof-top playground time, gym time, and beloved swim lessons. The staff and members at the Y often see the parade of kids going through the hallways. As you can imagine, without those happy little faces and joyful little voices, the Y seems so empty. » read more

Contact Us

We are here to answer any questions you may have about the YMCA. Reach out to us and we'll respond as soon as we can. » read more

Part Time Kidstop Aides

Seeking highly motivated people to assist in elementory after school programs for the 2014-2015 school year. The after school program assistant is responsible for providing a safe program for children after school; implementing the planned activities; connecting with children and their parents; and maintaining a positive environment that enhances the child’s social and physical development. This is a part time position. » read more

Kidstop Site Coordinators

We are seeking highly organized and motivated individuals to plan and implement a variety of activities in an after school setting for elementary age children for the upcoming 2014-2015 school year. The Kidstop Site Coordinator is responsible for maintaining a safe and positive environment for children after school; connecting with children and their parents; supervising staff; and maintaining a good working relationship with school personnel. This is a part-time position. » read more

Child Development

Serving our community's child care needs for children ages 2 months through the 5th grade. Summer camp registration will begin spring 2017 for Custer YMCA members currently enrolled in the Kidstop program. Sign up for one week or all 11 weeks. » read more

YMCA Membership, Join the Y

  Your Y Experience Includes: Child Watch drop-in nursery - We’ll watch the kids while you work out. Group exercise classes - Over 80 classes. Something for everyone. Wellness orientation/ActivTrax - Our staff will get you started. State-of-the-art wellness equipment - Watch TV while you burn calories. Pools for lap swimming, family time or lessons - Enjoy a low-impact workout. Full locker rooms with spas and steam rooms - Relax and enjoy the amenities. Gymnasiums for basketball and games - Open hours to fit your schedule. Racquetball courts - Reserve a court with friends and ace a few serves. Running track - Enjoy climate control year-round while you run or walk. Awesome Staff - We’ll help you calculate and achieve your goals. A membership to the YMCA is about so much more than wellness centers, gyms, and pools. It's also about making the community a better place in which to live, because each YMCA member knows how to strengthen their spirit, mind and body. You come here not only to shed a few pounds, but to gain self-worth. You make new discoveries and new friends. In many ways, the YMCA is a reflection of the community. So by making yourself new and improved, you're doing the same for the community. » read more

Child Watch Program

Child Watch is a limited service which focuses on providing a safe, caring, child interest-driven environment that encourages children to learn by doing. This may be done through communication, projects, or through children playing and socializing with other children. We believe the drop-in service should be a support network for families as well as a positive role model for building relationships.  » read more

Before and After School Programs

The YMCA of Rapid City offers a wide variety of before and after school child care programs. A safe and enriching environment for your kids. Fees listed are for the 2016-17 school year. » read more

Preschool Programs

Our Philosophy YMCA child care programs stress care and safety. They nurture children’s natural desire to learn by providing ample opportunities to explore.This is accomplished through developmentally appropriate activities.The scheduling, pacing and rhythm of these activities will be consistent with the recognized principles of early childhood education, which state that each child develops at his or her own rate. » read more

Volunteer Opportunities

The YMCA is a not-for-profit charitable organization with a mission to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. A lot of volunteers and contributors for many generations have given a great deal of their time, money and effort to make the YMCA of Rapid City a strong organization.  » read more

Work for the Best, The YMCA of Rapid City

As a part of the YMCA staff you become a critical part of the YMCA's ability to meet that mission. No matter what your position is at the YMCA, you can touch people's lives. From the aquatics staff teaching a child to swim to a wellness center staff helping a member develop a workout routine we all make a difference. The most rewarding part of this job doesn't happen on payday - it happens EVERYDAY! » read more

Shawn Hayford, Outreach Director

Shawn began his career at the YMCA in the fall of 1998 and advanced to his current position as outreach director in the summer of 2001.  Under Shawn's leadership, our outreach department has expanded from a small after school recreation program to programs that currently serve nearly 200 youth and teens per day, in academic enrichment settings.  » read more

Sandy Stanton, Chief Operations Officer

Sandy, chief operations officer, has been with the YMCA of Rapid City for over 30 years while serving as COO for over 14 of these years.  Her first position included working with Sundowners after school child care, swimming lessons and picking up lunch for everyone every day.  Sandy currently oversees all program development, evaluations and staffing for our Aquatics, Child Care, Afterschool, Member Services, Wellness, Sports and Outreach Departments. » read more