The Kishwaukee Family YMCA is proud to offer a safe, educational and nurturing environment for preschool children ages 2 through 5 years. We strive to provide a stimulating classroom environment that fosters learning as well as curiosity, creativity, and compassion for others, regardless of background. All of the Kishwaukee Family YMCA Preschool Staff are certified in First Aid and CPR for infants, children, and adults. All of our staff are DCFS mandated reporters and certified in Child Abuse Prevention.
Program Dates: September 6-May 26 (follows DeKalb School Calendar for shortened days and days off)
Open House: Thursday, Sept. 1st 9:00-10:00am; Friday, Sept. 2nd 9:00-10:00am
• Demonstrate and teach the character development values of caring honesty, respect, and responsibility.
• Increase self-confidence, independence and strengthen social skills.
• Provide opportunities for age-appropriate educational experiences.
• Stimulate awareness of emotions and feelings and assist children in learning constructive ways to express themselves.
• Encourage growth in spirit, mind, and body.
• Develop and nurture a love of learning.
2022-2023 – Preschool Program
The program runs September 2022-May 2023 and follows the DeKalb District 428 school calendar.
The Kishwaukee Family YMCA Preschool Program requires a one-time, non-refundable registration fee of $25. Monthly charges will be drafted on the 1st of each month.
Tadpoles Preschool (2 year olds)
In Tadpoles, children will meet 2 days a week and will develop skills in listening, following directions, and sharing. This class also includes further development of large motor skills, as well as beginning age-appropriate educational basics such as color, letter, and number recognition.
(Pull-ups are ok for this class.)
Tuesday/Thursday 9:00 am-10:30 am
Family Members: $100/mo
Leap Frog Preschool (3-4 year olds)
In Leap Frogs, children will meet 2 days a week, and will continue to grow their listening and following directions skills, while developing fine motor skills such as writing and using scissors. Further letter and sound recognition incorporated into daily lessons, and social skills and independence are important skills for this class. Additional music, sports and swimming enrichment are included weekly. (Children may wear pull ups.)
Family Members: $150/mo
Caterpillar Preschool (3-4 year olds)
In this class, children meet 3 days a week, and will continue to develop fine motor skills with writing letters and cutting shapes. Children will work on letter and sounds as well as writing the alphabet. Some basics, such as addition and counting, as well as incorporating ideas of weather and measuring will help the children begin to explore math and science concepts. Additional music, sports and swimming enrichment are included weekly. (Children are recommended to be potty trained for this class.)
Family Members: $185/mo
Butterflies Preschool (4-5 year olds)
For Butterflies, children should be entering Kindergarten in the Fall of 2022. Classroom activities are designed to provide your child with the school readiness skills needed to enter Kindergarten. Children will review letters and sounds, and additional math concepts such as time, money, and addition will be introduced. Basic sight words will be part of the weekly themes and writing letters will also be practiced. Additional music, sports and swimming enrichment are included weekly. Parents will receive progress reports, and teachers will conduct conferences at the end of the program.
(Children must be potty trained)
Family Members: $185/mo