Children are like sponges – they watch and absorb knowledge, skills and values from everything and everyone around them. At the Y, we believe the values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for quality of life and future success.  That’s why our child care programs are staffed with people who understand the cognitive, physical and social development of kids, the need children have to feel connected and supported in trying new things, and the caring and reinforcement parents and families need to help each other.

All youth enrolled for part-time or full-time in any of our childcare programs are eligible for a free youth membership to the Y, providing reduced rates and access to all of our YMCA programs. ODJFS assistance accepted and YMCA financial assistance is available for those not able to get assistance from ODJFS.

To register your child, please download and fill out the registration packet. Or, you can stop into the Y and pick the packet up. The State of Ohio requires that all information is completed so please be thorough.

Preschool Registration Packet Download


YMCA All-Day Preschool

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Preschool at the Ashtabula County YMCA is available Monday through Friday as early as 6:30am and as late as 6:00pm, with academic preschool included Monday thru Thursday. Part-time (24.59 hours per week) and full-time (25 hours or more) care is available.  Registration packets are available at the Y.


Part -Time Rates(Less than 25 hours/week)

Y Member: $100
Regular: $130


Full-Time Rates (25+ hours/week)

Y Member: $180
Regular: $225

YMCA Academic Preschool

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Academic preschool at the Ashtabula County YMCA and is a 3 1/2 hour program on Mondays thru Thursday from 8:30am to 12:30pm focusing on the growth and development of the 3 to 5 year-old child.  We are a state licensed program and provide age appropriate activities.  We are proud to be a Step Up To Quality child care provider.


Academic Preschool Rates (per week)

Y Member: $75
Regular: $95

Kindergarten Readiness

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Our Kindergarten Readiness program runs from September to May with a summer session from June to August.  This program is designed for children who are 5 years old and preparing to enter Kindergarten.  The program is held on Mondays thru Thursday from 8:30am to 12:30pm.  We use a creative curriculum that aligns with the Ohio Early Learning Development Standards.


Kindergarten Readiness Rates (per week)

Y Member: $75
Regular: $95