The Y’s child care program ensures families have a safe and affordable home away from home for their children while parents are at work. Y child care starts at age three and continues through elementary school.
One-Time Registration Fee: $30 per child
CHILD CARE (Preschool): AGES 3, 4 & 5
Days: Monday through Friday
Hours: 6:30 am—6:00 pm
Breakfast, lunch and snack served at scheduled times each day. Preschool educational curriculum is delivered Mon-Thurs in the morning.
Full Time: 4 or 5 days per week
YMCA Members: $171 per week
YMCA Participants: $187 per week
Part Time: up to 3 days per week
YMCA Members: $103 per week
YMCA Participants: $113 per week
Enrollment is continuous until you withdraw. Fees are due the Friday before each week through automatic payment on a credit card or bank account.
Exceptions to automatic payment will be assessed an additional $5 per week fee.
Y Preschool Half Day
Educational Program (ages 3, 4 & 5)
Mon thru Thurs 9:00-11:30 am
Sept. 12, 2022—May 12, 2023
This 1/2 day educational program uses evidence based Creative Curriculum to emphases learning readiness.
YMCA Members: $45 per week
YMCA Participants: $60 per week
Enrollment is continuous through May 12 unless you withdraw. Fees are due the Friday before each week through automatic payment on a credit card
or bank account. Exceptions to automatic payment will be assessed an additional $5 per week fee.
COVID-19 Health Protocols
Health & safety of your child is our top priority. We review all CDC, ODH and Marion Public Health recommendations and will implement procedures to mitigate transmission of COVID-19
and other communicable diseases. Our full health protocols are in the current Child Care Handbook. Protocols are subject to change.
Financial Assistance and Publicly Funded Child Care
The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) helps families who are working or in school pay for child care 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 copayment.
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.
New Parent Registration Meeting
Please contact Cindy Chaney, 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.