For Youth Development, For Healthy Living, For Social Responsibility
(740) 392-9622
YMCA of Mount Vernon
103 North Main Street
Mount Vernon, OH 43050

Preschool/Child Care

PRESCHOOL

PreschoolOur program lays the ground work for successful elementary school years and beyond through an engaging curriculum called the Y’s Way to the Creative Curriculum. This curriculum also aligns with the new Ohio Early Learning and Development Standard and includes the following Core Content Areas:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Arts
  • Technology
  • Healthy Habits (YMCA Specific)
  • Social, Moral, and Spiritual Development (YMCA Specific)

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Entry Level Class for 3-4 year olds

This class allows children a smooth transition into the preschool setting by offering a nurturing “first time away from home” atmosphere. In addition to the curriculum mentioned above, the children will also learn to expand their social/emotional skills such as getting along with peers, sharing, and taking turns. This class will prepare them for the next level of learning, the Leaping Beyond Kindergarten readiness class.

AGES: 3 & 4 year olds
SCHEDULE: MWF 9:00am – 12:00pm September – May

FEES:Member $110 per month
Non-Member $140 per month

LEAPING BEYOND-

Kindergarten Readiness for children entering kindergarten the following year

Our Kindergarten readiness class mirrors those of a typical Kindergarten classroom, which encourages a smooth transition from preschool into kindergarten, but in an age appropriate atmosphere for 4-5 year olds. In addition to the core content areas listed above, the children will learn the social/emotional skills needed to successfully participate in the kindergarten setting.

AGES: 4 & 5 year olds
SCHEDULE: Tues-Friday 12:15pm – 3:15 pm September – May

FEES: Member $135 per month
Non-Member $165 per month


CHILD CARE (Preschool with Extended Care)

With so many demands on today’s families, parents need all the support they can get! That’s why child care at the Y is about more than looking after kids. It’s about nurturing their development by providing a safe place for them to learn the foundational skills of Early Childhood Education, develop healthy, trusting relationships, and build self-reliance throughout the Y’s core values: caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and faith. We teach this to the children through day to day experiences, activities, and lessons. Our staff serves as positive role models and provides care that is supportive, nurturing, warm and responsive to each child’s needs. Our open door policy allows parents the freedom to know what their children are doing at all times during the day.

Our program lays the ground work for successful elementary school years and beyond through an engaging curriculum called the Y’s Way to the Creative Curriculum. This curriculum also aligns with the new Ohio Early Learning and Development Standard and includes the following Core Content Areas:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Arts
  • Technology
  • Healthy Habits (YMCA Specific)
  • Social, Moral, and Spiritual Development (YMCA Specific)

FULL TIME: 25+ hours per week

Ages: 3-5 years and restroom dependent

MONDAY-FRIDAY 7:00 am- 6:00 pm Year-Round Program

Fee: Member $125.00 per week
Non-member $150.00 per week

PART TIME: 24.9 hours or less a week

Ages: 3-5 years and restroom dependent
MONDAY-FRIDAY 7:00 am- 6:00 pm Year-Round Program

Fee: Member $72.50 per week
Non-member $85.00 per week

  • Highlights of our Preschool Program

    • State Licensed and a 3-Star Step up to Quality accredited program
    • Highly Qualified and Caring Teaching Staff
    • Engaging Curriculum that prepares children for school
    • Excellent Reputation around our community
    • 2 Swimming Sessions included in tuition; each 6 weeks long
    • Physical Education classes scheduled throughout the year (Ex: Gymnastics, Soccer, etc.)
    • The YMCA Core Values are brought into the classrooms.
    • Respect, Responsibility, Honesty, Caring, and Faith

    Meet our Preschool teachers:

    Denise Patrick: Childhood Development Associate Credential; ECE Director credential and certified vision screener

    Traci Laslo: Associates Degree

    Jodi Pfeifer: Childhood Development Associate Credential and certified vision screener

  • Preschool at he YMCA in Mt Vernon, Ohio
  • Highlights of our Child Care Program

    • Daily curriculum time from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm using an engaging curriculum that prepares children for elementary school
    • State Licensed and a 3-Star Step up to Quality accredited program
    • Highly Qualified and Caring Teaching Staff
    • Excellent Reputation around our community
    • Swimming sessions every Friday
    • Physical Education classes scheduled throughout the year (Ex: Gymnastics, Soccer, etc.)
    • The YMCA Core Values are brought into the classrooms.
      Respect, Responsibility, Honesty, Caring, and Faith

    Meet our teachers:

    Ellen Frazier: MA in Education, BA in Elementary Education and Reading Specialist Endorsement
    Katie Blair: Childhood Development Associate Credential