GROW & PLAY Preschool


The Y provides an environment that encourages curiosity, creativity and expression. We encourage healthy growth in spirit, mind, and body, with cooperation and mutual respect for everyone. We develop this through positive character development and by modeling these behaviors through teacher-children interactions. Children are individuals, and we believe in developing the whole child emotionally, physically, intellectually, and socially, while meeting each child’s own needs and learning styles. Through games, group activities, songs, creative drama, gym time, outdoor play, and story time, children will learn about the world around them. We believe in partnering with parents to encourage whole child development within a safe and nurturing environment.

These classes take place at the Southeast Y branch.

The preschool classes and the kindergarten program for the 2016/2017 school year will begin on August 15 and run through May 12, 2017.

We follow MCCSC's break schedule throughout the year.


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Check out the Center for Children and Families and the NW YMCA!



Annie Schaffer, Preschool/Camp Coordinator at or (812) 961-2152


Registration for the 2015/2016 school year will begin on March 21.  To register, please contact the Welcome Center. Online registration is not available.


Prices are listed as the monthly rate for members/non-members.


A $50 non-refundable registration fee is required to hold a place for your child. The fee for each additional class is $25. This fee guarantees your child a place in the program and covers the cost of supplies for the school year.


Monthly rates reflect all aspects of the curriculum including gym, swimming (where applicable), and school materials. Parents are requested to provide a snack for the children. Preschool fees are paid one month in advance, due on the 1st of the month. For the 2015-2016 school year, the first month’s tuition is due August 1. There is a $10 late fee applied after the 20th of the month.


Note: Families must remain members throughout the school year to qualify for the member rate.


Financial assistance available for qualifying applicants.


Children need to be the age of the program they are being enrolled for by September 1st of this year. Anyone not meeting age requirement may contact Annie at


Please note: All prices below are monthly rates. The first price is our member rate, while the second is the non-member rate. Find information about membership here.


These three classes offer a comprehensive and sequential preschool

movement and academic education based on developmentally

appropriate activities. Each class will include physical activity as well

as research-based educational activities to help prepare your child

for the next step! A discount of $5 per month will be given for students attending 5 days a week.


2 Year Olds

M/W/F            9:00 - 11:30 am            $120/$175

T/Th               9:00 - 11:30 am            $90/$123


3 Year Olds

M/W/F            9:00 am - 12:00 pm        $140/$200  

T/Th               9:00 am - 12:00 pm        $100/$145


4-5 Year Olds

M-F                9:00 am - 12:00 pm         $200/$270  


**A $5 per month discount will be given for students attending 5 days a week within the same program.

LUNCH BUNCH! (age 4-5)

For those parents who would like for their children to stay for the morning and afternoon programming, we will provide supervised time for the children to eat and have free play time before their classes begin.

M/W/F           12:00 - 12:30 pm          $20/$35

T/TH             12:00 - 12:30 pm          $15/$25

M-F               12:00 - 12:30 pm          $30/$45


Students explore the wonderful and exciting world of science through music, art, active games, and outdoor exploration. (may only enroll in M/W/F or T/Th, not both)

M/W/F            9:00 am - 12:00 pm        $150/$210  

T/Th               9:00 am - 12:00 pm        $120/$175


In this YMCA art appreciation class, your child will be introduced to the wonderful aspects of the arts. Their young minds will explore drama, music, art, movement, and foreign language. The children’s minds and bodies will be active both creatively and physically! (may only enroll in M/W/F or T/Th, not both)

T/Th               12:30 - 3:15 pm            $120/$175

GYM AND SWIM (age 4-5)

Gym and Swim is a program designated to meet the growing needs of 4 and 5 year olds through gross motor activities, games, swimming, and more. We will also be reinforcing concepts such as team work, communication, multiple step directions, and just having a great time! This program is great for any child who attends a morning program, but may be ready for a longer day.

M/W/F            12:30 - 3:15 pm            $150/$210