Ready For A Bright Start in School

2024/2025 Registration is now OPEN!

Welcome to the Siouxland YMCA Preschool Program, where we believe in the power of play as a cornerstone of learning.

We provide a nurturing and safe environment where your child can develop foundational skills and build trusting relationships. Our curriculum is structured to promote a strong sense of self-worth in every child. Through engaging activities, we encourage exploration, curiosity, and problem-solving skills.

This program integrates purposeful and intentionally planned activities that are both fun and educational. From cooperative play to artistic expression, each activity is designed to enhance your child’s cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development.

We value relationships between parents and teachers in your child’s educational journey.  You can expect regular updates on your child’s progress and opportunities to discuss their development during meetings. Together, we aim to provide a rich learning experience that prepares your child for future success.

YMCA Preschool Program, where every day is filled with discovery, growth, and nurturing learning experiences.

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.

$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

2024/2025 REGISTER

For more information contact:

Abigail Van Dyke
Early Learning Director



School Supply List

  • Backpack
  • Pencil box/bag
  • 1 Box of crayons
  • 1 Box of markers
  • Scissors
  • 1 bottle of liquid glue
  • 1 Box of facial tissues
  • Rest blanket
  • 2-3 changes of clothes
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Bottle of unscented hand sanitizer
  • 1 Picture of the family & 1 picture of the student
  • 3 Prong folder for child’s developmental portfolio.
  • Swimsuit, towel, and goggles are optional (Only on swim days)


Behavior Policy