Welcome to Yosemite National Park Child Care Center (YNPCCC), which operates facilities in Yosemite Valley and El Portal. We are a non-profit organization that strives to provide a fun and nurturing environment for our children. Our greatest goal is to offer a daycare experience that makes the children feel safe, engaged and happy.
While YNPCCC is governed by an elected board of directors, the true vision and heart of the organization is shaped by the families who walk through the doors each day. We rely on family participation to keep us fresh and engaged. We also rely on parents/guardians for assistance in fundraising and care of the facilities. Parental/guardian involvement is key in helping us achieve our goal of excellent care for Yosemite’s children.
Our organization’s purpose, as stated in our by-laws, is to provide safe, organized child care facilities, educational programs, and activities for the children of those employees of Yosemite National Park and those employees who work for organizations affiliated with Yosemite National Park. Further, we promote, develop, and/or support other activities and resources that provide safe, educational, and healthy programs for children in Yosemite National Park and El Portal.
Our philosophy is to nurture each child to allow him/her to mature and develop at his/her own pace in all areas. This approach encourages social-emotional, physical, and intellectual growth. In all we do, we recognize we are helping families lay a strong foundation in each child’s life that will prepare him or her for the future.