Early Childhood – Where Fun Begins

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A Place to Stay. A Place to Grow!

In 2023, the Eastern Carolina YMCA expanded its services to include early childhood care at the Twin Rivers YMCA Early Learning Center at Little Hands.

Our program provides full-time care for children ages 6 weeks through 5 years and operates Monday-Friday from 7:00 am to 5:30 pm.

The Early Learning Center program fees are as follows. 

A registration fee of ($100.00) is due upon enrollment. This fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Green Room – Infants – $210.00 per week*
Blue Room – Young Toddlers – $200.00 per week*
Yellow Room – Older Toddlers – $190.00 per week*
Red Room – Pre-Kindergartners – $180.00 per week*

* Financial Assistance program is also available.


Advocating for Early Care & Education


The YMCA Early Learning Center welcomes you and your child! We desire to make this a happy and safe experience. The Y is the largest nonprofit childcare provider with a history of stability built on the core values of CARING, HONESTY, RESPECT, RESPONSIBILITY, and FAITH.

At the YMCA, healthy child development starts early. That’s why we offer early care and learning programs that help children learn the essential skills they will need to be ready for school. Our trained, supportive staff works to help children receive the best possible start to their education.

  • The YMCA’s Youth Development programs seek to help each child.
  • Develop an appreciation for themselves, family, school, community, country, and other cultures.
  • Learn through discovery and play, developing a love for lifelong learning.
    Prepare children for school readiness.
  • Develop and improve personal skills such as neatness, originality, patience, and dependability.
  • Develop and improve social skills: acceptance of others, cooperation, and responsibility.
  • Develop healthy living and safety practices.
  • Have FUN!


Our program philosophy is to develop the whole child through SPIRIT, MIND, and BODY.

  • SPIRIT – Introduce character development traits
  • MIND – Learn through activity centers, computers, and developmentally and culturally appropriate curriculum
  • BODY – Develop fine and gross motor skills along with time for organized and free play daily

Our purpose is to provide a care program consistent with the highest quality of early childhood standards.


For questions and inquiries regarding the Y’s Early Learning Center enrollment opportunities, please contact:

Shelby Moen