The Y Preschool program focuses on the developmental and educational needs of the young child – with an emphasis on school-readiness and fun! Using the Core Knowledge Preschool Sequence, Y staff teaches skills related to school-readiness as measured by the Maryland State Department of Education. Plus, the Y’s character development values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility are infused into everything we do.

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Holistic Curriculum

At the Y, each day is a journey of discovery and learning. How do
plants grow? Who is George Washington? What is respect? How do
I sort by color? How do things float? Who is Eric Carle? By using the Creative Curriculum (for children ages 6 weeks to 2 years) and the Core Knowl-edge Preschool Curriculum (for children ages 3 to 5 years), our teachers carefully plan activities to ensure that your child will develop the academic and social skills needed for kindergarten and beyond: 

  • Language & Literacy - Reciting nursery rhymes, finger plays and songs. Increasing vocabulary. Reading stories and story-telling. Learning reading and writing skills. 
  • Physical Well-being - Implementing movement, coordination, and fine and gross motor development through outdoor play and the I Am Moving, I Am Learning curriculum. 
  • Social & Emotional Development - Learning social skills and work habits. Understanding rules and following directions.
  • Math - Discovering mathematical concepts, including patterning, sequencing, counting, grouping and sorting to
    name a few.
  • Science - Making predictions and under­standing the physical world around us.
  • Music - Identifying sounds and rhythms. Singing, dancing and playing instruments.
  • Visual Arts - Producing art using various media and techniques. Examining and appreciating artwork.
  • Character Development - Implementing the Y core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.


All of this allows us to provide asset-rich programs that meet or exceed state standards and help young children build developmental assets- the building blocks that shape children into caring, responsible and successful members of society. 

Where to Enroll & Contact Info

Y Preschool programs are located in Baltimore
City and Baltimore, Carroll, Harford and Howard Counties. All
preschool centers are licensed by the Maryland State Office of Child Care and most are MSDE (Maryland State Department of Education) accredited.

To Enroll: Call or visit a Y Preschool location for a tour and to sign up.

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Baltimore City

Y Preschool at Weinberg
Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Family Center Y
900 E. 33rd Street
Baltimore, MD 21218

Offers full-time preschool starting at age two.

Director: Jennifer Woodard
410-889-9622 x2106
jenniferwoodard@ymaryland.org

Baltimore County North

Y Preschool in Towson
301 W. Chesapeake Avenue
Towson, MD 21204

Offers full-time and part-time preschool starting at age two.

Director: Bob Smith
410-494-7778
robertsmith@ymaryland.org

Baltimore County South

Y Preschool in Catonsville
Catonsville Family Center Y
850 S. Rolling Road
Catonsville, MD 21228

Offers full-timeand part-time preschool starting at age two. Offers half-day preschool to children ages three to pre-K. School-age services also available.

Director: Betty Sterner
410-747-4951
bettysterner@ymaryland.org

Carroll County

Y Chipmunks Preschool
2101 Old Westminster Pike
Finksburg, MD 21048

Traditional nursery school offering half-day classes starting at age two.

Director: Cheryl Rosendahl
410-848-2772
cherylrosendahl@ymaryland.org

Harford County

Y Preschool in Riverside
1200 Creamery Lane
Riverside, MD 21017

Offers infant/toddler care starting at six
weeks through 24 months. Offers full-time
and part-time preschool starting at age two.

Director: Jessica Gobble-Reil
410-679-0708
jessicagobblereil@ymaryland.org
 

Howard County

Y Preschool in Owen Brown
9270 Homespun Drive
Columbia, MD 21045

Offers infant/toddler care starting at six
weeks. Offers full-time and part-time
preschool starting at age two. School-age
services also available.

Director: Caroline Barringer
410-290-6505
carolinebarringer@ymaryland.org

Registration Forms & Downloads

2013 - 2014 Registration Forms

Click the appropriate link below to download a 2013 - 2014
registration form for Y Preschool.

Baltimore City

Baltimore County

Carroll County

Harford County

Howard County

Other Downloads

By downloading the registration packet below, you agree to the following:

I understand that this does not guarantee a spot in Y Preschool for my child(ren). I understand that my child(ren) must be fully enrolled and all paperwork completed and processed prior to my child attending Y Preschool. I also agree to review the entire Parent Packet prior to my child attending. If I have any additional questions about the registration process or the Parent Packet, I will contact my local Y Preschool center.

Required Forms

Optional Forms

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