Tender Care


Tender Care is our child care center for children 2 years to 5 years of age. Designed to provide flexible child care for working parents, Tender Care is open Monday - Friday from 8 AM – 6 PM. Approximately 60 percent of the children attend the center on a full-time basis, leaving openings in each classroom for families that need part-time care.




Tender Care is committed to providing a safe, supportive living and learning environment for young children. Teachers create a warm and loving atmosphere while offering a developmentally-based, engaging curriculum, where children can play, discover and learn. The development of independence, trust and initiative is fostered through a balanced program of free play and structure, quiet and active play, and group and individual time. Learning centers in each room include science, dramatic play, block building, library, art, music and manipulative materials. The children in Tender Care play outdoors on the rooftop playground on days when the weather allows for it.



Tender Care has two spacious, well-equipped classrooms. The facility is equipped with pediatric toilets in the classrooms, a resource/library room, a full-size gymnasium, and a rooftop playground.

Each class has a one head teacher and one assistant teacher. The Tender Care Program also has specialists in music, gym, and library. 



Parents may call or stop by the Grosvenor Neighborhood House YMCA for an application at any time. Once the completed application has been returned to the YMCA, the director will contact you to enroll your child as soon as a space becomes available.

Please contact the front desk or the director for applications and 2016/2017 rates. Financial assistance is available.

Application Fee: $35 

Download the Application HERE!



Rates are subject to change at discretion of YMCA of Greater New York.

  Full Day
8am to 6pm
Partial Day
9am to 3pm
2 days $1,135 $845
3 days $1,420 $1,025
5 days $1,835 $1,370



To learn more about the Tender Care program, contact Grosvenor House Program Coordinator TaShana Pace at tpace@ymcanyc.org or at 212-749-8500.