early childhood

FULL DAY AND HALF DAY CHILDCARE

The Ann Arbor YMCA's full-day and half-day nationally accredited Early Childhood Programs focus on providing a safe, nurturing environment where children can thrive.  Our trained staff guide children through an age-appropriate curriculum that develops self-help skills and instills the Y values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.  Since 2008, our Early Childhood Programs have been accredited through the National Association for the Education of Young Children, or NAEYC.

Daily planned lessons include centers focusing on creative expression, sensory exploration, language experiences, and opportunities for age-appropriate physical activities. Our classrooms invite children to make free-choice selections throughout the day with an emphasis on dramatic play, manipulative activities, block play, and transportation examination. Children are encouraged to develop self-help skills that foster independence and a positive self-image. 

For more information about any of our Childcare programs, please contact Sarah Kim, Child Care Director at skim@annarborymca.org or 734.661.8058.

All-Stars classroom is for children ages 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 years. Our Early Childhood Program is open Mondays through Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m

  • Full-time: $980/month
  • 4 Days/week: $890/month
  • 3 Days/week: $765/month

Aviators classrom is for children ages 3 ½  to 5 years. The Aviator program includes twice-weekly swimming lessons. Swim instructors and classroom teachers work with kids on swimming skills and give them time for free play in the pool. Our Early Childhood Program is open Mondays through Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m

  • Full-time: $955/month
  • 4 Days/week: $875/month
  • 3 Days/week: $745/month

Half Day Pre-K classroom is for children aged 3-5.  The program meets Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and follows the Ann Arbor Public Schools Calendar. Half-Day Pre K Early Childhood Program focuses on providing a safe, nurturing environment where children can thrive and gain confidence in themselves prior to enrolling in full day kindergarten.  Our educated staff guide children through an age-appropriate curriculum that develops critical thinking skills and instills the Y values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. 

Daily planned lessons include centers focusing on creative expression, sensory exploration, language experiences, early science and math concepts and opportunities for age-appropriate physical activities. Our classroom invites children to make free-choice selections throughout the morning with an emphasis on dramatic play, manipulative activities, block play, and transportation examination. Children are encouraged to develop self-help skills that foster independence and a positive self-image

Children are provided one healthy snack per day and are welcome to bring a packed lunch each day.  Lunch will begin at 12:30 p.m.

The program includes once-weekly swimming lessons. Swim instructors and classroom teachers work with kids on swimming skills and give them time for free play in the pool. Swimming will take place each Wednesday from 10-11 a.m.

  • Full-time: $500/month
  • 3 Days/week: $300/month
  • 2 Days/week: $200/month     

Fees listed do not include Deposit or Registration and Administrative Fees.Please contact Sarah Kim for more information: skim@annarborymca.org

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