YMCA of Youngstown







Information for Fall 2024 Openings:

3 year olds:
Ratio: 2 teachers to 14 children
Monthly Fee : $130/Members    $150/Non-Members

(T/Th): 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. or 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. (T/Th) class

4 year olds:
Ratio: 2 teachers to 18 children
Classes: Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 9am – 12pm, 9:30am – 12:30pm, or 10:30am – 1:30pm
Monthly Fee: $160/Members $180/Non-Members

5 year olds:
Ratio: 2 teachers to 18 children
Classes: Monday-Friday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Monthly Fee: $215/Members $235/Non-Members

Our Philosophy

We believe the values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for quality of life. Because of the Y Preschool, kids have the opportunity to be creative, explore their environment, and develop problem-solving skills through self-discovery and teacher-assisted activities. At the Y, kids learn their ABCs, learn to share, learn sportsmanship, and most importantly, learn how to be themselves. Those qualities make for confident kids today and contributing and engaged adults tomorrow.

Our Teachers

You’ll find our staff serve as positive role models and provide care that is supportive, nurturing, warm and responsive to each child’s needs. Our teachers are dedicated to the learning process of young children and have Bachelor’s or Associate’s Degrees in Early Childhood Education.

Our Features

  • State licensed through the Department of Job & Family Services
  • Incorporate Early Learning and Development Standards that focus on math, social studies, science, social, emotional, physical well-being, and motor development
  • Hands-on learning centers
  • Gym class, swim time, and daily devotions
  • Small classroom groups that allow children time to explore their world as teachers learn child’s individual strengths, build upon them and teach a life-long love of learning
  • Parent/child field trips
  • Family events to allow opportunities for children to enjoy activities with their parents

State of the Art Facilities:

  • Preschool Center: Our classrooms are ideal for exploration.
  • Youth Learning Center: A dedicated classroom space to allow for success in friendship, achievement and belonging
  • Multi-Purpose Room: A youth gym for us to move our bodies
  • Aquatic Center: Instructors and pool time to help us learn to swim
  • Outdoor Playground: A great place to play with friends

3 Year Olds

This class is designed to introduce your young child to the concepts of socialization through group play, sharing and taking turns. We use a curriculum that follows the Early Learning and Development Standards with art, math, science, games, and alphabet recognition built into a fun-filled environment! Gym class on Tuesdays and Swim lessons on Thursdays are included!

Ratio: 2 teachers to 14 children

Age Requirement: Must be three years of age by August 1 and fully potty trained.

Tuesday and Thursday


  • 9 AM – 12 PM
  • 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
  • 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM


  • $95 Registration (Registration fee is non-refundable)
  • $120 / $140 monthly fee (members / non-members)

4 Year Olds 

This class will help prepare your four-year-old for kindergarten using the Early Learning and Development Standards focusing on the areas of Social-Emotional Development Approaches Toward Learning, Physical Well-Being and Motor Development, Cognitive Development and General Knowledge (including Mathematics, Science and Social Studies), and Language and Literacy Development. All of these areas help to reinforce concepts crucial to your child’s success in school! We offer gym class, swim lessons, and recreational swim!

Ratio: 2 teachers to 18 children

Age Requirement: Must be four years of age by August 1.

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday


  • 9 AM – 12 PM
  • 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
  • 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM


  • $95 Registration (registration fee is non-refundable)
  • $150 / $170 monthly fee (members / non-members)

5 Year Olds

Our transitional kindergarten class is designed for the child who misses the kindergarten cut-off dates or is a five-year-old that needs an extra year to prepare for kindergarten. The added class time allows us to explore a more challenging curriculum centered upon phonics, spelling, writing, and reading skills, as well as strengthening math concepts. Students will enjoy gym, swim lessons, music, computers and art!

Ratio: 2 teachers to 18 children

Age Requirement: Students should have been in a 4-year-old Preschool program, been referred by their teacher, or do not meet the Kindergarten birthday cut-off date in their local school system.

Monday through Friday

  • 9 AM – 1 PM


  • $95 Registration (registration fee is non-refundable)
  • $205 / $225 monthly fee (members / non-members)


Adele Taylor
Youth Program Director

Additional Information

“We did extensive research on different preschools and the teachers at the Y made the difference!”

“Incredible curriculum and having so many things to offer.”

“My daughter came here and LOVED IT plus they include swim lessons, which is a big bonus.”

“I love it! This is my third child through this program!”


We would like to thank the PNC foundation for supporting Davis Family YMCA preschool program.

PNC Foundation