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West Tennessee Healthcare and YMCA Announce Collaboration to Expand Childcare Hours and Capacity in the Region


West Tennessee Healthcare and YMCA Announce Collaboration to Expand Childcare Hours and Capacity in the Region

Jackson, Tennessee (October 25, 2022) – West Tennessee Healthcare is excited to announce a new
collaboration with the YMCA West Tennessee which will increase childcare enrollment capacity in
addition to expanding hours to better meet childcare needs in the region.

Effective December 5, 2022, The Therapy & Learning Center will transition childcare services to the
YMCA Early Learning Center located at 32 Conrad Drive in Jackson. The new location will allow the YMCA
to serve more children and families, which will positively impact employers in the future as they
compete for employees in the community. The Therapy & Learning Center will provide therapy services
to children with special needs at the new location, and will continue to provide early intervention
services and therapy services to special needs children throughout the region as before.

“This collaboration is incredibly important due to the growing demand for quality childcare as well as
the lack of providers in the area,” stated Tina Prescott, Chief Operating Officer of West Tennessee

Dave Bratcher, SVP, YMCA of West Tennessee, added, “We are so excited to serve the children of our
healthcare heroes, expanding access to high quality childcare in Jackson and beyond. It’s an honor to build
upon the firm foundation and move this important work forward.”

For more information about childcare services at the YMCA Early Learning Center, please contact
Kasandra Berry, Executive Director-Childcare Operations & Early Learning,

For more information about the YMCA, please contact Dave Bratcher, SVP, YMCA of West Tennessee, or

For information about services provided by Therapy & Learning Center, please contact Ron Kwasigroh at or visit Therapy & Learning Center – West Tennessee Healthcare (


About West Tennessee Healthcare:
West Tennessee Healthcare is a public, not-for-profit healthcare system with locations serving 19
counties in West Tennessee and Southeast Missouri. The mission of West Tennessee Healthcare is to improve the health and well-being of the communities we serve while providing exceptional and
compassionate care. For more information, visit


About YMCA of West Tennessee:
The YMCA of West Tennessee is one of the area’s largest nonprofits focused on engaging individuals and families
in youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Y is dedicated to helping people achieve goals,
make friends and find a true sense of belonging. YMCA Early Learning Centers provide developmentally
appropriate curriculum designed to support the cognitive, social, emotional, and physical growth of children. The
YMCA ensures these opportunities are available to all no matter their ability to pay with generous support from
community partners and donors. For more information about the Y, visit