Childcare Services

3620 Cleveland Heights Blvd
Lakeland, FL 33803 [Map It]

Phone: 863.267.9622
Fax:  863.647.1733

NOTE: Main campus is located directly behind the Lakeland Family YMCA

Program Registration: $25 per child
Weekly Rate: $60, second child discount $5 off

Holiday Camp: 
$18 a day
Days vary based on school calendar and hours of operation
Locations: Lakeland Family YMCA and Fontaine Gills Family YMCA


Transportation is available but limited from the following schools to the Lakeland Family YMCA: Additional Info HERE
Cleveland Court Elementary, Dixieland Elementary, Highlands Grove Elementary, Lakeland Highlands Middle, Phillip O’Brien Elementary, Medulla Elementary, R. Bruce Wagner Elementary, Scott Lake Elementary, Sikes Elementary, South McKeel Elementary, and Southwest Elementary. Children are escorted over by YMCA staff from Carlton Palmore.

Transportation is available but limited from the following schools to the Fontaine Gills Family YMCA:  Additional Info HERE
N.E. Roberts Elementary, Central McKeel, Churchwell Elementary, Kathleen Elementary, Lincoln Academy, Griffin Elementary, Sleepy Hill Elementary, Sleepy Hill Middle School, Padgett Elementary

AT SCHOOL SITE:  North Lakeland Elementary, Rochelle School of the Arts, Spessard Holland Elementary, Wendell Watson Elementary, and Winston Elementary.  Additional Info HERE



The YMCA child care programs provide a safe and fun environment for the enrichment of your child’s mind, body, and spirit. Age appropriate activities are planned and prepared weekly to support the physical development, academic enrichment, and social enrichment of each child. 
Homework Mentoring
Character Development
Arts & Crafts
Board Games
Dramatic & Construction Play
Math and Science Exploration
YMCA READS! Program at Winston and Carlton Palmore
Music & Movement
Sports & Physical Fitness
Enrichment Classes
​And a Healthy Afternoon Snack


Renee Camper
Executive Director of Childcare Services

Tammy Avery
Assistant Director of Childcare Services

Marissa Killingsworth
Director of Childcare Services


The primary focus of YMCA READS! is on improving a child's reading skills while helping them develop greater self-esteem and the ability to build relationships. YMCA READS! is a structured after-school program taught by trained mentors under the supervision of a full-time coordinator. 

For further information, questions, or support contact Dorene Walters: 

Dorene Walter
YMCA READS! Coordinator