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Preschool

Preparing children physically, socially, emotionally and academically for Kindergarten. Children must be potty trained EXCEPT for toddlers.

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Registration

Your child must be a YMCA member to participate in the preschool program. Preschool meets September to mid-May. Tuition Rates are per month. A $100 non-refundable deposit will be collected at the time of registration.

Now registering for the 2024 – 2025 school year for all Preschool Classes!

We are a volunteer-based program and strongly encourage parents and caregivers to sign up periodically to help out and be involved in their child’s class, and to be a part of our school community!

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Classes

Time For Toddlers - Age 2

A chance for your 2 year old to develop socially and to prepare them for the YMCA 3 year old program. There are 12 children in each class, along with a lead teacher and an assistant. Children will be able to participate in gross motor activities, fine motor activities, puzzles, games, art, music, and being read to in a loving environment.
Requirements: Child must be 2 on or before September 1st of the current school year.

This is a volunteer-based class and a parent or a caregiver is required to sign up (approximately once or twice a month) to help out and be involved in their child’s class, and to be a part of our school community! Click here to fill out volunteer application form.

Monday & Wednesday • 9:30 – 11:45am
Tuesday & Thursday • 9:30 – 11:45am
Members: $143

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Three Year Old Program - Age 3

Our program emphasizes social interaction, fine and gross motor skills, science and nature activities, cultural and art activities, and outdoor play. We encourage the development of a positive attitude toward peers, adults and teachers. There are 15 children in each 3’s class, along with a lead and assistant teachers. Requirements: Child must be 3 before September 1st of the current school year.

Requirements: Child must be 3 before September 1st of the current school year.

This is a volunteer-based class and a parent or a caregiver is required to sign up (approximately once or twice a month) to help out and be involved in their child’s class, and to be a part of our school community! Click here to fill out volunteer application form.

Tuesday & Thursday • 9:30am – Noon
Members $143

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Pre-Kindergarten - Age 4

Our program offers your child a chance to grow and learn in time for their kindergarten year. The teachers provide a nurturing and caring environment to help your child develop. We offer science, math, art, fine and gross motor activities, beginning phonics and much more! There are 18 children in each class with 1 lead teacher & 2 assistant teachers.

Requirements: Child must be 4 before September 1st of the current school year.

This is a volunteer-based program and strongly encourage parents and caregivers to sign up periodically (generally once or twice a month) to help out and be involved in their child’s class, and to be a part of our school community! Click here to fill out volunteer application form

Monday, Wednesday & Friday •9:30am – 12:30pm
Members $202

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K.I.D.S. Enrichment

This program is designed as an extended day for the YMCA preschool children. This program offers preschool parents with a well-supervised place for their child to have an afternoon of fun, group activities, including literature-based arts & crafts, music, organized games, story time & free play. 3-year-olds may register for 1 day a week. 4 & 5-year-olds may sign-up for 1 or 2 days per week. Parents will need to provide a sack lunch for their child. This is NOT a parent volunteer program.

Pre-K: Mon & Wed • 12:30 – 3:00pm (Can do Mon or Wed or both)
3’s: Tues • 12:30 – 2:30pm
Members: 1 Day: $78 • 2 Days: $124

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Important Information

You Must First Register Your Child Online Or At The Front Desk At Either The Meyer Center Or Niebur (Esic) Center Before Handing In Paperwork.

The paperwork can be filled out AFTER you have registered your child and paid the $100 non-refundable registration fee.

Click the Links below for Important Documents and Information you need to have or fill out for Preschool.

Information
Please fill out the preschool information form and e-mail it to the Preschool Directors at Lauren Lawson (llawson@edwymca.com) & Ashley Brammeier (abrammeier@edwymca.com).

Physicals
Please print out the physical form and have your child’s physician fill out the vaccination portion. These physicals are good for two years. You do not need to make a separate doctor’s appointment for this form. If your child has been to the doctor within the last two years, they can fill it out with the latest information.

If you have any questions regarding the documents, please email the Preschool Directors at Lauren Lawson (llawson@edwymca.com) & Ashley Brammeier (abrammeier@edwymca.com).

Preschool Volunteer

Thank you for donating your time and talents as a Preschool volunteer! Volunteers are vital to the YMCA and without them; we wouldn’t be able to meet the needs of the kids, families, and adults who live in Edwardsville. The success of our preschool program is dependent on support and involvement from volunteers like you.

The YMCA makes an active effort to prevent abuse and is in compliance with Y-USA volunteer requirements and the Safe Sport Act. So even though we may know you well, we are required to conduct criminal background and reference checks, and have our volunteers complete required training on Child Abuse Prevention and Mandated Reporting. It’s just one of the many ways we help protect children and other vulnerable people served by the YMCA. Thanks for your cooperation in this effort. Please start the volunteer process by selecting General Volunteer below.

If you have any questions about this or any part of our volunteer application process, please contact Human Resources, 618-655-1460.

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Preschool Information Documents

The supply list, fair credit reporting act, school calendar, preschool handbook, and co-op duties are for informational purposes only.

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