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Days Gone By YMCA Early Learning Community - Eau Claire South

3221 Lorch Ave, Eau Claire WI, 54701 | 715.835.1234

6:00 AM-6:00 PM | 6 weeks to 5 years

Days Gone By YMCA Early Learning Community strives to offer high quality early childhood care and education to families in the Chippewa Valley. We believe that each child has been created by God to be a unique and special individual with a wonderful purpose. Furthermore, we believe that parents are the most important people in children’s lives and we strive to support and strengthen relationships through strong communication and supportive programming. Trust, respect, and integrity are the foundation of our philosophies.

Our center promotes healthy development through exercise, nutrition, and curriculum. In addition, we employ a strong management and leadership team that excels at communication with parents and other educational organizations. Our highly qualified staff truly cares about your children and provides individualized care and learning to each child. We have a National Accreditation through the Association of Early Learning Leaders and a 5-Star Rating through Wisconsin’s YoungStar Quality Rating System. High-quality care is our goal in every aspect of your child’s life.

Days Gone By YMCA Early Learning Community utilizes a vigorous application and interview process which allows us to employ a unique and dedicated staff. Our employees are challenged to offer the very best care, education, and interactions to all children and families each day. All teachers are certified in Early Childhood Education and are highly qualified individuals. Our teaching staff works hard to offer learning experiences that meet the individual needs of the children in their group through observation and intentional teaching opportunities.

Teachers are required to be certified in CPR and First Aid, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Reduction, and Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) Reduction trainings. They are also required to continue their education every year.


Our Mission

At Days Gone By Early Learning, our mission is that every child and adult that we come in contact with would feel valued and appreciated for the unique individual that they are and for all they have to offer. We are committed to impacting children and families through high quality, faith-based child care, early education, and communication.


Our Goals

At Days Gone By Early Learning we strive to:

  • Recognize each child’s potential and unique qualities

  • Develop each child’s understanding of their importance to God

  • Help children learn to control themselves through positive guidance

  • Model and teach respect, responsibility, and accountability

  • Support families through strong partnerships and communication

  • Create a positive work environment for our employees

  • Develop a thriving, dependable child care program


Our Philosophy

To enrich the lives of children and families through quality communication, interactions, and experiences in all areas of development as we strive to meet the individual needs of each uniquely-created child by teaching and modeling God’s love, acceptance, kindness, and respect for themselves and those around them.


Days Gone By Early Learning offers faith-based principles and developmentally appropriate learning opportunities for your children. We offer a back-to-basics program that promotes learning through play for Infants, Toddlers, Preschool (including Eau Claire School District 4k), and School Age programs, and Summer programming.

We are dedicated to serving children and their families and believe that children learn best through play and hands-on experiences. Our teachers are trained in child development and have an understanding of the amazing ways that each child has been created. With these things in mind, the activities and educational opportunities that are made available to children are both interesting and challenging to them.

We want the children to be excited to be with us as they discover, explore, and play. Along with all of these experiences, we also feel that it is very important for children to have opportunities to practice and develop their social and emotional skills, such as sharing, kindness, and using words to express themselves. We utilize character education to help children learn how to accept and appreciate each other and the world around them. As a faith-based program, we strongly believe that God created each child to be a special, unique person with a wonderful purpose. It is our greatest desire to work with parents in an effort to help each child find that purpose.

Current Openings:

  • All classroom have waitlists

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