Child Care at Barker Center

The child care program is the Y’s response to assist working families with their need for safe quality care for their child(ren) each day while parents are at work. Our Barker Center is located at 1743 Egg Harbor Road, Sturgeon Bay and is a group licensed Child Care Center for children aged 6 weeks - 12 years old.


Our goal is to develop a positive self-image, to foster a joy of learning to expand understanding and to assist children in forming rewarding social relationships. The development of desirable attitudes, healthy habits and skills is the end result. We believe that through engaging early education curriculum that includes literacy development, creativity, self-choice, and learning through play children build the necessary skills to create a foundation to be successful not only in school, but in their adult lives as well.


Our staff at all our child care programs work together to develop a schedule and lessons that are based on each child’s individual goals and achievements. Each child enrolled in any one of our programs is valued and recognized as a unique individual with an opportunity for growth and development.