YWCA — Edison Children’s Center

YWCA Kalamazoo (YWCA) is a leader in providing high-quality services and opportunities for the poorest families in our community through comprehensive programming and systems change work. While championing positive social change, YWCA responds to the needs of the community through programming in four strategic focus areas:

  • Promoting maternal and child health. We address complex public health issues like infant mortality with evidence-based home visitation and outreach programs.
  • Advocacy and systems change. We are working to create a just community by addressing systems that cause racial and gender disparities.
  • Caring for victims of abuse. We provide support for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking in Kalamazoo county.
  • Improving the lives of children. We offer accessible, quality early-learning and childcare in downtown Kalamazoo and the planned YWCA Edison Children’s Center. 

Planned to open in 2021, the YWCA Edison Children’s Center will provide comprehensive, early learning programming to infants and toddlers ages six weeks to three years, as well as 24/7 drop-in childcare for children ages six weeks to 12 years. It will be the first of its kind in the county and will help change the landscape of accessible and affordable childcare and early learning for the children and families living in the Edison neighborhood and the county.

For more information, visit www.ywcakalamazoo.org/affordable-child-care