El Paso del Norte Region

Caring for Children


The YWCA El Paso del Norte Region’s childcare and early education programs promote child development and school readiness, are vital for helping parents obtain and retain employment, and prepare our next generations for lifelong learning and success.
These programs are vital for community viability and productivity. Childcare is a necessity for many working families. However, for many parents finding affordable, accessible and quality Afterschool childcare and early education programs is difficult. We strive to provide education and care that will help children become the best versions of themselves they can be; empowering them to succeed personally and academically.
Early Learning Centers
The YWCA Early Learning Centers focus on quality care and education for children from Birth to 5 years old. With accredited locations in all 5 branches throughout the city – children follow a stimulating curriculum to challenge and prepare them for school. 

After School Care
Working parents need peace of mind when their child is out of school for the day.  With programs throughout the city, children begin their homework assignments and enjoy healthy snacks, games, crafts, outdoor recreation and tutoring.

Summer Camp  and Summer Care Programs
We offer two summer camp options for parents; our Summer Camp, for children ages 6-12, is a full day indoor/outdoor camp program held at our beautiful Mary Ann Dodson Camp facility in the Upper Valley. Activities include swimming, games, crafts, sports, dance and nutritious, home cooked meals and snacks. Parents may conveniently enroll their child in private or group swim lessons at the on-site pool during their camp time.We also count with five licensed Summer Care programs, for children ages Birth-12, based at all five of our branches feature indoor and outdoor activities, games, swimming, arts and crafts, language experiences, field trips and other special activities designed to enrich children’s out-of-school experiences. A healthy breakfast, lunch and snack are served daily. Parents may enroll their child in a variety of classes (music, ballet, gymnastics, cheer, martial arts and swim lessons) on premise, during the day.