YMCA Preschool at St. Anthony Child Development Center

At the YMCA 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. Educators in the YMCA’s Preschool Education Program 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.

Highlights for this location:

  • Full Time Preschool
  • Nationally Recognized Creative Curriculum
  • Fenced in Playground
  • TXX Funding Accepted
  • This site does not provide transportation.


3 years - 5 years

How to register:
Please click the button below to begin the registration process 


Monday - Friday
6:30am - 6:00pm

2023-2024 YMCA Early Learning Rates


Registration fees are applied once every program cycle.

  • Individual Child - $40
  • Family Max - $50

*ODJFS scholarship recipient’s registration fees are covered by ODJFS – Title 20.

Preschool Rates

Our YMCA Preschool Care (3 years–5 years) Rate covers:

Preschool Care Rate: $247 per week

Are you a YMCA Member? If your child is covered under your YMCA Membership, you will receive a discount for your weekly fees! 

The following parents and guardians may be eligible for YMCA Child Care Discounts:
• Military & Veterans
• Active Police Officers
• Active Firefighters
• Active EMT's
• Current Certified Teachers from partnering School Districts


The YMCA of Greater Dayton is a charitable, not-for-profit, health and human services organization committed to helping people reach their full potential in spirit, mind and body.

Through generous donations from members and your community, the YMCA is proud to offer Our Extra Hands Program. This provides financial assistance to those in need.

Follow the following steps to apply for our Child Care Scholarships:
Step 1:  Apply for PFCC (If you are denied, you can proceed with the YMCA Extra Hands Application. You will need to provide a copy of your denial letter from your county.) If you are approved for PFCC, a YMCA Scholarship would not be applicable. 
Step 2: Fill out our Extra Hands Application (YMCA Scholarship)
Step 3: Provide us with 1 Month of Pay Stubs for all adults in your household.
Step 4: Provide your previous year's tax filing (Ex. Federal 1040 with W-2's)
Step 5: Provide a personal letter (written or typed) to the Scholarship Committee. This letter should explain your current situation and express your need for financial assistance. 

Once all 5 of these components are provided to the YMCA Child Care Director, the completed Scholarship Application will be reviewed at the Monthly Child Care Scholarship Committee Meeting. Following this meeting, results are mailed to inform you of the status of your application. 

*YMCA Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.


The YMCA accepts publicly funded child care through the State of Ohio.

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) helps parent(s) who are working or in school pay for child care through the Publicly Funded Child Care (PFCC) program. 

You may be required to pay for part of your child care in the form of a copayment as determined by ODJFS. The amount you pay is based on your gross income and family size.

Please visit the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services website for more information or to apply for Child Care Assistance in your county.


The YMCA reserves the right to adjust rates as needed and will communicate any changes necessary in advance.


YMCA reserves the right to add holiday closure dates as needed. The YMCA will attempt to communicate at least 2 weeks in advance for any closures.

Contact Information:
Mary Loper
Program Director
(937) 673-2935

YMCA Preschool at St. Anthony Child Development Center
830 Bowen St, Dayton, OH 45410

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