At the YMCA of Frederick County, strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility is our cause and vision. The Y is the largest childcare provider in Frederick County and, as a movement the Y is the largest childcare provider in the nation. We provide a wide range of fitness classes and sports activities. In many places, the Y is known for a place to go swimming, but it is much more than that- it’s a place that changes lives. Our open doors program welcomes all those who wish to enter: we provide financial assistance to 600-plus families in Frederick County through Y-subsidized scholarships.
May 1, 2012, the YMCA took over the Head Start program in Frederick County. The program provides comprehensive education, social, health, and nutrition services to eligible three and four-year-old children and their families in eight locations. Children participate in appropriate educational experiences, field trips, nutritional meals, and health screenings. They also receive limited transportation services, referrals for disability and mental health issues, and school transition services. Family involvement in the program is encouraged and assistance is given in obtaining needed social services.