The Hornell Area Family YMCA | Dansville YMCA is committed to providing affordable, dependable, high-quality childcare services on a year-round basis, to working families. The YMCA Early Learning programs provide a safe and educational environment for children 18 months to 4 years of age. We are licensed by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS). 

New Program! Discovery School

This is a Montessori-based setting that fosters creativity, curiosity, and exploration in a child-led classroom for ages 2- 4 years. This environment allows children to select materials of interest to them. Our curriculum area focuses on sensory-based activities. Our children sing songs, learn to count, discover the world around them and learn to follow simple instructions. We will build upon their interests and curiosity. At the YMCA, we will be using the gym, side yard, swimming pool, and Childcare room. The staff-to-child ratio is approximately 1:7. Maximum group size of 20 children will be registered per group. Discovery School will follow the Hornell City School District calendar and will be closed when Hornell City Schools close including planned vacations, weather closings, and delays. 

Morning Session:

  • Monday - Friday
  • 8:00am - 10:45am
  • 3-Day: $135/month
  • 5-Day: $215/month
  • Must bring a packed breakfast

Afternoon Session:

  • Monday - Friday
  • 11:00am - 1:45pm
  • 3-Day: $135/month
  • 5-Day: $215/month
  • Must bring a packed lunch

For more information: Chelsea Larson -


Full-day Daycare!

This program is located in the Whitesville Central School for children ages 18 months to 4 years. Our full-day daycare center provides a safe, supportive environment where children can learn through play and engagement. Our nurturing staff members provide attentive care and encouragement for young children. As providers, our goals are to deliver a positive and rewarding experience for every child and to exceed your family’s expectations.

The Hornell Area Family YMCA makes program excellence, enrichment, and your child’s safety our priorities. A strong focus is placed on:

  • Skill-building
  • Healthy habits
  • Creating lasting positive behaviors
  • Peer relationships
  • Instilling a love of learning

For more information: Rashell Pastore -