Welcome to the YMCA Ayrlawn Program Center!
We’re thrilled that you’re here and looking into joining our close-knit Bethesda community. We offer a variety of family-friendly programs and services for people of all walks of life.
For starters, we believe that every child deserves a safe, supportive, and inclusive environment where they can learn, grow, and thrive. Our team of professionals are dedicated to providing the highest quality programs and compassionate child care in Bethesda.
Early Learning Programs Are Fun and Nurturing
Our early learning program is designed to help infants, toddlers, and preschoolers build a strong foundation for a love of lifelong learning. This is an exciting and important stage of development. That is exactly why our experienced staff creates a nurturing and stimulating environment where children can explore, play, and learn. We offer individualized care and attention to each child, ensuring that they feel valued and supported.
Our early learning program focuses on providing a safe and enriching environment that supports a well-rounded child, including the social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. Our comprehensive curriculum aligns with Maryland Early Learning Standards that assist each child develop language, literacy, math, science, social studies, and the arts to foster a love of learning and curiosity.
School Age Child Care Provides Structured Engaging Interaction
School-age child care programs offer before and after-school care for growing minds from kindergarten through 5th grade. There is even convenient transportation to and from local schools. Our Y provides a fun and engaging environment where children can participate in a variety of activities, including help with homework.
Every child that goes through our programs enjoys a structured and supportive environment that focuses on not only academic success but also sets the foundation for them to grow into productive, active, compassionate adults. Our programs include physical fitness, teamwork through sports, and social-emotional growth. We also provide a wonderful array of enrichment and physical activities that are fun while promoting healthy habits, team building, and character development.
Exciting Summer Camps
Summer is a perfect time to expand your children’s horizons. Our summer camp program is a fun and enriching experience for children ages 5 through 12. If you are looking for a safe and engaging environment during the summer months, we have successful programs and activities that deliver just that. This includes a variety of in in-house activities and off-site field trips to explore new places. Campers will explore new interests, make forever friends, and create lasting memories right here in their very own back yard.
Youth Sports Develop Healthy Competition
If your children enjoy playing sports, we have that too. Kids sports in Bethesda help children develop physical skills and learn important values such as teamwork, friendly competition, and sportsmanship.
Activities include basketball, taekwondo, gymnastics and others. No matter what age or skill level, our programs focus on providing a safe and supportive environment. We emphasize the importance of teamwork, sportsmanship, and fair play, while providing opportunities for children to build self-confidence and leadership skills. These skills will mold them into well-rounded team players and future leaders of our community. Our coaches are experienced and passionate about helping children learn and grow. Trust our dedicated team to create a positive and inclusive culture where everyone feels valued and respected. But more importantly, has fun and looks forward to returning day after day.
More Family-Friendly Events and Activities
We believe that building strong relationships and connections is an essential part of creating a thriving community. This is exactly why, in addition to our core programs, we offer a range of family-friendly events and activities throughout the entire year. This is a perfect opportunity for families to have fun together, meet our team of professionals, and more.
Teens can enjoy a competitive game, then register for the YMCA Youth and Government program designed to empower youth to become critical ethical leaders and responsible citizens through training in the theory and practice of making public policy. These are just a few examples of how YMCA Ayrlawn Program Center goes above and beyond to build our community and show our youth that they can make a positive impact in their future.
Other events and activities include holiday parties, family fun nights, and parent-education workshops that are priceless opportunities for families to spend time together and connect with other families in the community. Our workshops provide valuable information and resources for everyone.