The Y's Early Learning Program is open to children ages 3-5 who are potty trained. Services are offered at the Maple Branch.

Registration for the 2019-2020 school year is now open

YMCA Early Learning programs strengthen families and boost youth development by offering learning readiness experiences and comprehensive child development programs. Our programming at the Y addresses the holistic development of young children by supporting brain development, early literacy, development of healthy habits, and strong parenting skills. Early learning builds a foundation for future and ongoing achievement and success.

Our high-quality preschool program is licensed by the State of Michigan and promotes the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of your child. Our preschool uses the Creative Curriculum, which offers a hands-on learning environment and encompasses both fine and gross motor skills along with preparing children for kindergarten. Our program also offers special activities including tennis lessons, swim lessons, nature walks in Kleinstuck Preserve, and monthly field trips (based on age and enrollment status).

Parents registering their preschooler full time (5 full days per week) for the school year will receive a free family membership during the school year. With the YMCA membership, your family can spend quality and active time together by swimming, playing tennis, or attending family nights. This membership may be used at both the Portage and Maple branches.

We are a proud partner and participant with Kalamazoo County's KC Ready 4s, which provides tuition assistance for qualifying families to enroll their four-year-old in an affordable, high quality program. Visit the KC Ready 4s website for more information.

Download our flyer for more information. Contact the Y Early Learning Center at 269-345-9622 x 161 or email us for more details or to set up a tour.

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