For twenty years, YMCA Preschool has prepared kids to be excellent learners while making friends and memories along the way.

Our Preschools

**Online registration is only open each Monday and Tuesday throughout the school year for locations that have space available.**


Get kindergarten ready with our licensed preschool programs for children 2 - 5 years old. 

The YMCA encourages the total development of every child we serve. Our caring, highly trained staff plan a variety of activities each day to meet individual needs. Our preschool early learning centers include blocks, art, home living, manipulatives, math, science and books. Children develop many skills, such as language & literacy skills, cognitive problem solving skills, and large and fine motor skills. During the free choice of activities, teachers and assistant teachers offer guidance, motivation and encouragement to children on a one-to-one basis and in small groups to encourage collaboration, social skills and appreciating differences. 

• Learn through discovery and play, developing a love for lifelong learning

• Improve personal skills such as neatness, originality, patience and dependability

• Practice social skills such as acceptance of others, cooperation and responsibility

• Have fun!

2023-24 Registration is open.

Preschools We Serve & Registration

Interested in a tour? Reach out to a location below

Location Contact Hours
Life Church  804-971-5501 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. 
Liberation Church  804-629-1111 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Shady Grove YMCA contact director 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Child Abuse Parent Education Guide

At the Y, we ask our parents and guardians to be our partners in child abuse prevention. This Parent Education Guide seeks to equip you to be informed about child abuse and to protect your child from abuse.

View the Guide