At the Y, we believe that children learn best through play.

We nurture development by providing a safe place to learn foundational skills, develop healthy, trusting relationships plus cultivate fine and gross motor skills. We plan our classes to develop each child’s self-esteem and strong image of self-worth. Every class encourages children to explore, ask questions, and solve problems.

Our YMCA preschool programs integrate purposeful and intentionally planned activities designed to be fun and engaging while teaching children valuable skills.

Preschool Child Care

3-5 Years

Ready for a Bright Start in School

Y Preschool is an educational experience intended to give kids skills that will build a foundation for school readiness. We nurture development by providing a safe place to learn foundational skills, develop healthy, trusting relationships plus cultivate fine and gross motor skills. We plan our classes to develop each child’s self-esteem and strong image of self-worth. In every class, we encourage children to explore, ask questions and solve problems. 

Our Y preschool programs integrate purposeful and intentionally planned activities designed to be fun and engaging while teaching children valuable skills.

Swimming lessons are included in the tuition. 

Full Day Preschool
Full-day preschool classrooms are licensed, full day, and run from August to May. You have the flexibility to drop off and pick up your child. Children must be fully potty trained (including rest time) to enroll. 

Rates:
$165 per week
$50 non-refundable deposit 
Hot Lunch Available | $5 per day (billed monthly)
      *Available only when School Districts serve lunches
 

Hours of Operation 

  • Norm Waitt Sr. YMCA | 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Dakota Valley | 7:45 am - 5:00 pm

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