For Michelle, child care at the Y has been a great resource for her family. Michelle was worried about her daughter starting preschool and transitioning from the comfortable home environment to the “increasingly technical world.” Michelle was incredibly relieved to find that her daughter integrated quickly into the Y pre-school program and now loves going. Her son is in baseball and swim lessons, and her daughter does dance. Michelle highlighted how happy, open and informative the staff at the Y is, and emphasized that all the programs her kids have been part of have stimulated their creativity. She said that the Y has provided her children opportunities to travel outside of Marshalltown and is tremendously grateful for the Y’s extensive resources.