Full-Day & Half-Day
The Preschool educational curriculum, High Scopes, will be delivered daily 9:00 am -11:30 am. Our Preschool program focuses on preparing children for kindergarten. The program is created to develop your child’s social-emotional skills, educational skills, while promoting a sense of achievement and belonging. Our goal is to provide a safe, nurturing, and enriching environment for young children to learn, thrive, and grow.
Breakfast, lunch, and snack will be served at scheduled times each day in our full-time childcare.
One-Time Registration Fee: $30 per child
Y Preschool Full-Day (Ages 3—5)
5-days per week 6:30 am—6:00 pm
YMCA Members: $171
YMCA Participants: $187
Year Round (Fees subject to change, and generally change in Sept of each year)
Y Preschool Half-Day (Ages 3—5)
4-days per week M-TH 9 am—11:30 am
YMCA Members: $42
YMCA Participants: $52
Sept 7 – May 13
Our health protocols include daily health screenings of children & staff, daily temperature checks, limited access to the classroom by parents, handwashing and frequent sanitizing. Our full health protocols are in the Preschool Handbook. Protocols are subject to change based on changing conditions in the community, CDC, and health department recommendations.
The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) helps families who are working or in school pay for childcare through the Publicly Funded Child Care (PFCC) program. Child Care Centers must have at least a 1 Star Rating in order to accept PFCC payments. With our 1 Star Rating, we are able to accept PFCC payments, which may mean that your out of pocket costs could be reduced. Families qualifying for PFCC may be required to pay for part of your child care in the form of a co-payment. The amount you pay is based on your gross income and family size.
You may apply at https://rom the Y Service Center.jfs.ohio.gov/cdc/Page4.stm or call Missy Davidson with Marion County JFS at 740-223-1921. If don’t qualify for PFCC, but meet our financial assistance requirements, then you can apply for our in-house financial assistance. The application process is simple and quick. You can download an application from the Y’s website at www.marionymca.org or pick one up from the Y Service Center.
Parent Registration Meeting
Please contact Amanda Groll, Program Manager, to reserve a meeting time. We will help you complete the registration forms and give your family a tour of your child’s classroom. This meeting is optional. If you choose not to have a Parent Registration Meeting, you must turn in all registration forms at least two business days prior to your child’s first day in the program.