YWCA La Crosse



The YWCA Child Center is a FIVE Star YoungStar Center providing high quality care for the children and families we serve while continuously striving to eliminate racism and promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.


Full or Part-time care is available at the YWCA Child Center for children ages 6 weeks to 4K with summer care.

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 Ninth St. North in La Crosse, also provides a lab school environment for the college’s Early Childhood Education program.

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 to have a good day. Your child will be able to experience group and individual activities, creative expression, active and quiet times, outdoor play and intellectual stimulation.

For more information on the YWCA Child Center or to enroll your child, please contact Center Director Shar Weibel at (608) 785-9541 or email sweibel@ywcalax.org. Prospective families are welcome and encouraged to schedule a tour of the center.

For the upcoming school year, donations of scissors, washable markers, crayons, glue bottles and notebooks would be appreciated. Additional small blankets for the infant room are also needed.

Hear what our parents are saying!!

“I wouldn't have my son anywhere else. My two-year-old has learned his colors, the alphabet, table manners, and how to share. He comes home happy and exhausted every day from the indoor and outdoor play areas, where he's mastered several skills, like riding a scooter. But the best part - hands down - is the staff. I've been in education for ten years and I've never seen a better crew of educators, administrators, and support staff. I'm so glad they're part of my son's life! 


“The YWCA Child Center has been our daycare since my daughter turned one and she will be four this year. This is the only daycare she has ever been to. The staff is simply amazing! They love, caring, and if there is ever a problem (such as child behavior or payment) Shar and the teachers do everything they can to work with you. I feel great about dropping my daughter off every day because I know no matter what mood she is in the staff can handle her and they truly care about her. I get a full report at the end of the day telling me how my daughter's day was - the good, the bad, and the ugly. The environment at this daycare is most definitely geared towards learning. It has been so much fun to watch these children learn and grow through the years. The activities they get to participate in help them learn about so many real world situations and still allow them to use their wonderful imaginations. I highly recommend this daycare. As I said before this is the only daycare my daughter has been to so I do not have anything to compare it to. However, I've had such a great experience here that I have not had to look elsewhere for my child care.”


                                                                                                            2017 Rates





Infant - One year olds




Two year olds








Drop In Rate

age-dependent $50/day (5+ hrs) $10.00

Second child over 2

15% Discount

The YWCA Child Center handbook is available online by by clicking here.