CYC employs approximately 44 staff members. Positions include Early Childhood Teachers, EC-Assistants, School Age Teachers, SA-Assistants, Cook, Janitorial, Van Drivers. 
There are required criteria for teachers and assistants, per DCFS regulations. For more details and information on full time and part time positions available, contact either
Pat Caywood (618) 939-5150(CYC-Waterloo).
CYC is an equal opportunity employer. 

Contact us today for more information about available positions.

Mission Statement

 It is the Mission of Caywood's Youth Center's to provide families and children quality child care by loving & caring staff, at affordable rates, in a clean & safe environment.  We believe we must postively engage children, being responsive to their individual needs during the most important developmental and learning years of their life.  We strive to meet their ever demanding age appropriate needs and help them grow emotionaly, mentally and socially!

Caywood's Youth Center's admit students of any race, color, national origin, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities accorded or made available to students at the Center.  It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, and ethnic origin in administration of any and all policies of admission, and other related programs.

About US

Caywood’s Youth Center’s are licensed and inspected annually by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, as child care centers, serving children 6/8 weeks to 12 years of age. Annual inspections also conducted by the State Fire Marshall's Office and County Health Department. Monthly inspections conducted by a certified Nurse because we have infants & toddlers.


Ron & Pat Caywood had built & opened CYC Waterloo in January 1994.  The Caywoods opened CYC Red Bud in 1997, and sold it in 2004.  They purchased CYC Quincy in June 2004.  Prior to Child Care Centers, Ron was a YMCA Director for 21 years (Louisiana twice, Illinois twice, Indiana, Florida & South Carolina), and Pat served as Fitness Director and Child Care Director in the YMCA for 10 years.

The Caywood's were Waterloo High School Graduates in 1969(Ron) and 1971(Pat).  Ron attended Colleges in Oklahoma, Illinois & Louisiana, with a bachelors from Baptist Christian College(Louisiana) in 1974.