AMESBURY, MA – Maples Crossing is pleased to collaborate with the YMCA of the North Shore to offer a childcare option for families in Amesbury. The brand-new YMCA Early Learning Center of Amesbury will include two preschool classrooms, one toddler room and one infant room.  Construction will be complete in early 2022.

Situated across a 75-acre campus, Maples Crossing will offer wellness, fitness, entertainment, and dining opportunities, not to mention four multi-sport arenas, a 2,500 seat event center, dining and more. The Maples leadership team is already in place, headed by Olympic Gold Medalist Kacey Bellamy, who will be driving development of all aspects of the campus, from community partners to athletic programming. 

“We are excited to welcome the YMCA as our first business to set their roots here at Maples Crossing," said Bellamy. "Their mission of strengthening communities through youth development aligns perfectly with our campus identity. We envision children starting their early learning involvement at the YMCA and advancing to the Maples campus throughout their youth years. We are proud to have the YMCA as a positive representative of the campus and are thrilled to work together in hopes to provide the best childhood experience for all.”

There will be two playgrounds, one geared to the infant/toddler play and development and one designed for preschoolers. There will also be an indoor and an outdoor space dedicated to gross motor skill development.

“We are excited to collaborate with Maples Crossing to bring a new childcare option to the Amesbury area," said Christopher Lovasco, President & CEO of the YMCA of the North Shore. "Being part of this exciting new development while providing a much-needed service for families in this area is a win win. We look forward to adding this location to our multiple Y locations where we currently offer high quality, welcoming, and nurturing childcare to thousands of children each year.”

The YMCA of the North Shore is an association of seven YMCAs located in Cape Ann, Beverly, Haverhill, Ipswich, Marblehead, Salem, MA and Plaistow, NH. It serves more than 30,000 children, teens, and adults annually through membership and programming in support of youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. The early learning center is a fantastic addition to the growing Amesbury community. 

The Mayor of Amesbury, Kassandra Gove added, "I'm thrilled to see Maples Crossing beginning to build out their campus in Amesbury. This has been a long time coming and the YMCA is a great addition to our community. The addition of this early learning center compliments the wonderful youth programs we already have in place through various providers and Amesbury Recreation. I look forward to officially welcoming them to Amesbury!"