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YMCA Child Care Referral Program

As you may know, the Lansing YMCA is beginning a major promotion of its child care centers, Oak Park Early Learning and Parkwood Preschool. Finding high-quality, affordable child care is a challenge for many families, and we need your help to let the greater Lansing area know that we offer it. 

To that end, we’re offering an incentive to all YMCA members: between now and April 1, 2024, refer any family to enroll a child in one of the YMCA centers, and you’ll receive a $25 referral credit on your Y account when the child starts! Here’s how it works: 

  • Enrollment is subject to space availability within each of the centers. 

  • Incentive is for child care only, not camp. 

  • Incentive will be applied to account upon the child starting in the program, even if that occurs after April 1st. 

  • Membership must be active at the time of the child’s start in the program. The center’s Program Director will verify membership. 

  • Member may earn a referral incentive for their own child’s new enrollment (unless member’s spouse/partner is employed by the Y and the child qualifies for the staff discount). 

  • Credit will be applied to the account within two weeks of the child’s start in the program. 

Share this news with family, friends, and neighbors who have children aged six-weeks to pre-kindergarten—forward them this email with the instructions and links below!  

Contact the center of interest to inquire whether there is space, and to schedule a tour: 

Complete the required registration materials. 

Work with the Program Director to determine start date and establish payment schedule. 

Tell them to be sure to include your name when they complete their registration forms. And thank you for being part of the Lansing YMCA family!