Childcare

Traditional Preschool

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High quality day care options for children 6 weeks-12 years

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YMCA locations will be closed on Sunday, April 21.

Ages 3-5 years

Y Preschool builds on a child’s natural desire to learn things and become more self-reliant. Getting along with other children, sharing, taking turns and working in a group are all natural parts of learning. Y Preschool is also a safe, fun and comfortable place where children build positive relationships with caring adults. 

Download this Parent Handbook for important information on what to expect, our policies and instructional philosophy.

Download and complete the following editable forms for Enrollment:

Desktop Users: Download Application, Save, Complete, Save and email to [email protected]

iPhone/iPad Users: Follow these instructions for completing and emailing [email protected] from your mobile device

Early childhood education and learning programs, follow the Creative Curriculum®, and make sure that children learn the skills needed to be successful in school. Our centers provide a warm, caring and fun environment that stimulates their natural curiosity and encourages personal expression. Children develop communication, reasoning and problem-solving skills through play, interaction with other children, and exploration of their environment. Early childhood education and learning programs help children grow physically, and mentally, while emphasizing and modeling the character development values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility.

Your child’s safety and security is our top priority and is achieved through established and practiced procedures. We take every precaution to insure safety for your child, including:

  • Secure entry
  • Frequent site inspections
  • Maintenance of buildings, playgrounds and equipment

Healthy meals and snacks are the cornerstone of your child’s learning throughout the day. Smart food choices are taught and modeled by our staff such as drinking water and the importance of all four food groups.

Physical activity is an important part of every day at the Y. Large motor skills are developed through daily active play. Your child’s physical skills are individually strengthened through the use of the Y’s extensive facilities—including playgrounds, gyms, pools and more.

With loads of activity and learning, kids need time to recharge. Rest time is scheduled daily in calming environments with caring supervision.

Contact US

For more information please feel free to call us at (814) 455-9356, chat with us, or email us anytime or use the form below.
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Infants/Toddlers

Children 6 weeks-2 years bond with their caregivers and thrive in high quality educational environment.

Traditional Preschool

Children 3-5 years become Kindergarten ready through child-centered activities.

Pre-K Counts

High-quality preschool program offered to qualifying families at no cost.

School-Age

Kids discover new friends and interests in before/after school, school day off and summer camp programs.

Locations

Thirteen Erie County locations convenient to home, school or work.

Keystone STARS

A recognized accreditation program ensures high quality standards and educated teachers.