Child Care & Activities

Apple Tree Child Development Center

Changes coming to Apple Tree YMCA August 2019 The Mitchell Early Childhood and Family Center will offer quality childhood programs for the Muncie community and expand academic and research opportunities for Ball State teachers and teachers in training. The YMCA of Muncie’s Apple Tree Child Development Center and Ball State University’s Child Study Center have…

Infant & Toddler

Our continuity of care classrooms provides a safe, comfortable and nurturing environment for children 6 weeks to 36 months. Apple Tree was one of the first centers in the state to promote this best practice for infants and toddlers. Continuity of Care allows children to build strong relationships with teachers and friends and offers personal attention to the growing needs of each child.


Apple Tree’s Pre-School program continues its best practice by combining children ages 3-5 years old allowing for small group sizes and lower ratios which research has proven to be beneficial for all children. Our Philosophy is developed around a holistic approach where children grow cognitively, physically, emotionally, creatively, and socially. We believe skills are strengthened through hands-on learning experiences and strive to build foundations for future success that will last a lifetime.

School Age Child Care

Apple Tree YMCA’s youth enrichment program is specifically designed for children in grades K-5. Children are engaged in a variety of fun and engaging activities that build upon what they are learning in school.

Kids Gym & Playgrounds

Kids Gym The Kids Gym is the ultimate gross motor space that can be used for activities such as basketball, soccer, climbing, building, balancing, yoga and many others. Whether it’s a planned group exercise experience or free gross motor exploration, Kids Gym is designed as an outlet for children. Early Learning Forest Two acres of…

Summer Day Camp

YMCA Day Camp will be providing your kids with the Best Summer Ever! We offer a wide variety of activities for all ages and interest to keep your kids active and engaged throughout the summer. Our camp provides quality care with a fun atmosphere where children can learn, grown and thrive. At camp they will…

Nature Preschool

This new immersive program for 3 to 5 year-olds is designed to build lifelong learning skills in a natural setting. Nature Preschool is primarily held outdoors in the Apple Tree YMCA Early Learning Forest. The teacher has an Associate of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education, is Indiana Naturalist Certified and has completed Cedarsong Forest…

Kids’ Night Out

Your opportunity to have a few hours all to yourself. Enjoy some much needed quiet time at home or venture out for a fun night on the town! All while your kids have a fun night out at the Y! Kids will enjoy fun outdoor activities (weather permitting), games, crafts, pizza and a movie. All…