Every stage of childhood is a journey of discovery and development along a path to responsible adulthood – a path that literally knows no bounds. At the Y, we view our roles as knowledgeable guides along your child’s journey and are 100% committed to providing the tools and guidance they need to reach their fullest potential as confident, well-educated, balanced and civil human beings.

As the largest provider of childcare in the state, the Y is an industry leader in child and youth development. All programs meet Y of USA quality standards and the Office of Child Care licensing standards. Our Y Preschool programs provide educational and developmental support for children and families at every stage. Additionally, Y staff is backed by the collective experience of an organization that has been serving the needs of children and families for nearly 160 years.



For nearly 160 years, our programs have focused on:

  • Building self-awareness, confidence and self-worth
  • Providing opportunities for interpersonal relationships
  • Challenging children to demonstrate the Y's core values of honesty, caring, respect and responsibility
  • Supporting academic achievement
  • Developing physical skills
  • Encouraging healthy lifestyles with good nutrition


Y Preschool is committed to supporting and strengthening families by:


  • Improving communication among family members
  • Creating opportunities to work and play together
  • Helping families share values with one another
  • Increasing a sense of community with other families
  • Providing financial assistance for families in need