Early Childhood/Preschool

Preschool Age 33 mo. - 5 years

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Promoting Healthy Development and School Readiness

The Y is an experienced community provider of quality early care and education programs. More than 40% of Ys provide early childhood programs for children five years old and younger in over 1,400 early learning centers across the U.S. By providing families with quality, year-round care for infants, toddlers and preschoolers, the Y supports working families and helps prepare young children for kindergarten. The Y believes that building strong foundations during the early years helps prepare children for academic and lifelong success.

Investment in early childhood education results in a positive rate of return—research indicates that for each dollar spent on quality early learning, there is a long-term savings of $13 based on increased tax revenue, reduced crime, education savings and welfare savings.

Early Childhood Programs

Winter Social Hour
Early Childhood class for 2–3 year-olds
Fridays 9:30 – 10:30am

  • Friday, February 16
  • Friday, February 23
  • Friday, March 1
  • Friday, March 8

Drop your little one off for an hour of socialization and play. This class develops social skills, promotes interactive play in a group setting, and serves as an introduction to preschool structure. Over the four weeks, we will be offering circle time, music, art, and sensory activities to spark interest and engage the children. Attend all four or just a couple – your child is bound for enrichment!

Children do not need to be potty trained, however, a guardian must be available via phone call to come and change their child if necessary.

Class capped at 10 students.

Science Exploration
Early Childhood class for 3-5 years
Saturday, March 23 10:30am – 12:00pm

Drop your child off for a fun morning exploring science. Our planned experiments will provide hands on learning and the opportunity to engage with peers. We’ll be sparking interests and getting messy – come in clothes that can get dirty!

Children do not need to be potty trained, however, a guardian must be available via phone call to come and change their child if necessary.

Class capped at 15 students.

Art Expression
Early Childhood class for 3-5 years
Thursday, April 4 3:30 – 5:00pm

Drop your child off for an afternoon of art. We’ll be color mixing, painting, collaging and more! This class will promote a hands on, sensory rich experience giving children the opportunity to explore art materials in a fun, relaxed environment. Send your child in clothes that can get dirty.

Children do not need to be potty trained, however, a guardian must be available via phone call to come and change their child if necessary.

Class capped at 15 students.


Learn, Grow, Thrive

Preschool –

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YMCA at ACRC licensed program offers preschool education to children ages 33 months to 5 years. Our qualified teachers place an emphasis on social emotional development in addition to preparing students academically for kindergarten. Our preschool holds a food license and offers fresh, healthy snacks daily. Students must be fully potty trained before beginning our program.

Daily routine includes free play through structured and unstructured activities which include art and science projects, large and small muscle movements, stories and music, group time, individual project work and character development activities. Additionally, we strive to provide an intellectual and social experience, while also focusing on a student’s overall health and well-being. Each student enrolled in our preschool, receives access to our brand-new facility including our gym and Indoor Playground. Students also receive a session of swimming lessons at no additional cost. 

SCHEDULE & TUITION

ClassAgeDay(s) of WeekTimeTuition
Stepping Stones4-5 yrs.Mon., Tues., Wed.8:30am – 11:00am$137/mo.
Building Blocks (Pre-K)4-5 yrs.*Mon. – Fri.12:00pm – 2:30pm$200mo.
Fees are non-refundable and are not applied towards tuition

*MUST be 4 by 9/1/23

YMCA PRESCHOOL FEES

Fee DescriptionFee AmountDue
Registration$50at Registration
Annual Fee$100August 1, 2023
Immunization Records & Health Care Summary$0August 1, 2023

Melissa Hussey

Child Development Director
507.433.1804 ext. 105
mhussey@ymcaatacrc.org

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