Lally Early Learning Center

Opening in the fall of 1998, the Lally Center is one of the first Early Learning Centers of CDYMCA. Located in the Village of Scotia open from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM we offer care to children ages 6 weeks old to 5 years old. Your child will learn and grow at our center.

We are Hiring!

We have full-time, part-time, and seasonal positions available in multiple departments in branches across Capital District YMCA.

What We Have To Offer

Baby playing with ball

Full-Time Infant Care

We offer care starting at 6 weeks old through 18 months old. We support breast feeding families and also provide formula, purees, and snacks. Our staff encourage the growth and development of each child. Each child is on their own schedule for sleeping and feeding. We provide tummy time opportunities for our infants as well as engaging play, singing songs, and large motors activities for our older infants.

teacher playing legos with toddlers

Toddler Care

Full and part time care is offered for children 18 months to 36 months. Our toddlers are given the opportunity for large and small motor activities inside and outside of the classroom. Our classrooms have centers that allow the children to explore and learn at their pace. Each child is encouraged to be independent while gaining self-confidence.

kids riding bikes inside


Full and part time care is offered for children 3 years old to 5 years old. Preschoolers learn through center based play. Each child is given the opportunity to engage in independent play as well and large and small group activities. Our skilled teachers support the social emotional development and needs of each child.

Pricing (Full-Time)


Age & CategoryWeekly Member RateWeekly Non-Member Rate
Infant (7:00am – 6:00pm)$320$370
Toddler (7:00am – 6:00pm)$310$360
Pre-School (7:00am – 6:00pm)$305$355


Pricing (Part-Time)


Age & CategoryWeekly Member RateWeekly Non-Member Rate
Toddler (7:00am – 6:00pm)$255$305
Pre-School (7:00am – 6:00pm)$260$310


Please email the Early Childcare Director, Beth Doris, for questions or to schedule a tour.