Now’s the time to give your child the jumpstart he or she needs to prepare for kindergarten.

At the YMCA’s of Greater Dayton, we believe that every child has the potential to be successful, and we’ve set into place an educational environment that is friendly, positive and caring to help each student discover his and her own unique gifts.

How to Register

Step 1: View our available Preschool locations in the list below.

Step 2: Send an inquiry by clicking here
OR call or visit your local YMCA that is offering this program option during our enrollment hours, 8am-5pm, Monday–Friday. Space is limited, registrations will be first come, first serve. Families will complete a childcare packet, sign a letter of understanding and an ODJFS Health Form for each program cycle. Additional ODJFS forms will be needed for children with any special accommodations or medication to be administered. Enrollment status is confirmed by the childcare program director or registrar.

Step 3: We will be in touch within 24 hours and provide you with details regarding our Child Care programs.

Request for Information

YMCA’s Preschool Education Programs Serving Preschoolers or Children Age 3-5 are available at the following locations:




The YMCA Preschool Education Programs run both year-round and nine month session, starting their academic year in September and ending in May. Two-day, three-day and five-day programs are available and vary by location to meet the needs of your developing child. Class ratios are always kept to a healthy balance.

Our Y’s curriculum, Creative Curriculum, is aligned with the Department of Education Early Learning Standards to determine if children are prepared to enter kindergarten. Our half day licensed programs exceed the standards set by the State of Ohio.

At the heart and soul of this great program are our teachers. Educators in the YMCA’s Preschool Education Programs foster great achievement by presenting curriculum in a way that makes learning fun, meaningful and interesting. Daily lessons are created to boost development through creative, age-appropriate activities, hands-on experience, a balance of indoor and outdoor play, with snacks and downtime included. Throughout the Dayton area, these experienced professionals have a proven track record for preparing early learners for success in elementary schools across the board.


To request detailed information on one of our childcare programs click here to fill out the required information and one of our staff members will contact you within 24 business hours.