YMCA partial day preschool programs are offered for 2.5 to 3 hours daily for children ages 2-5. Two, three, or five day options are available at all locations, which provides your family with flexible options and the ability to choose a program that best fits your child's age and level of development. With so many demands on today’s families and the increased focus on early brain development, families need all the support they can get to nurture the potential of youth. Our programs seek to develop the whole child by fostering their physical, emotional, and social growth. Activities are structured around our “learning through play” philosophy. Emphasis is placed on individual skill development and cooperative activities. Our enriched curriculum ensures that children remain engaged and challenged throughout the day. A developmental learning approach is combined with fun, values-based activities focused on preparing children for Kindergarten. Preschool programs run September – June and follow the school district calendar. Registration for September 2018- June 2019 preschool programs begins in January. Membership is not required for enrollment.