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

Our Preschools

Get kindergarten ready with our licensed preschool programs

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!

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Full-Day Programs available at Liberation Church & The Life Church RVA 

2022-23 Preschool Offerings

2023-24 Preschool Offerings

Half-Day Programs available at Shady Grove Family YMCA

2022-23 Preschool Offerings

Interested in registering but need financial support?

The Y believes that all families deserve access to quality, affordable child care. Please review the following options that may provide financial help.

Option One

Virginia Department of Education Child Care Subsidy Program (Qualify for up to $200 per child per week)

Apply Here

Option Two

Thrive Birth to Five Mixed Model Delivery Grant (Qualify for up to $200 per child per week, or $10,000 annually)

Apply Here

Option Three

If you have worked through Options One and Two, but still need assistance, the YMCA has additional Financial Assistance available and is based on a sliding scale according to household income. It is our goal to provide financial assistance to all families in need. The YMCA does not want to turn anyone away because they are unable to pay for services and programs.

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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