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

The YMCA of Greater Kalamazoo is moving forward with its normal schedule for fall registration. However, we are aware that due to COVID-19 issues, we may have to adapt to restrictions that, at this time, are unpredictable. Our goal is to proceed per the usual timeline and adapt as information is made available. We recommend that you sign your child up for preschool service sooner than later, to be at the front of the queue should class size be a future issue.

Registration for the 2020-2021 School Year is Now Open!

 

Philosophy

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.

Program Highlights

YMCA Membership

Children registered for 5 full days per week receive a free family membership for 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 sites.

Registration and Scholarships

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.

Required Paperwork and Parent Handbook

The YMCA is a nonprofit community organization dedicated to enriching the lives of all. We strive to make membership and programs available to everyone. For families who may be experiencing financial hardship, please inquire about our financial assistance program.

Child Care Financial Assistance Application