Kishwaukee Family YMCA

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Preschool Programs

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 backgrounds. 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 Goals
• 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 to assist children in learning constructive ways to express themselves.
• Encourage growth in spirit, mind, and body.
• Develop and nurture a love of learning.


2019-2020 Preschool Program

The Kishwaukee Family YMCA Preschool Program requires a one-time, non-refundable registration fee.   $25 Registration Fee

2019-2020 Kishwaukee Preschool Registration Form

2019 Preschool Financial Assistance Application


2020-2021 Preschool Program

The Kishwaukee Family YMCA Preschool Program requires a one-time, non-refundable registration fee.   $25 Registration Fee

2020-2021 Kishwaukee Preschool Registration Form

2020-2021 Preschool Financial Assistance Application

2020-2021 Registration Dates:
Current Preschool Participants: February 15-29
YMCA Member Registration: March 1
Program Participant Registration: April 1


Tadpoles (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: 9:00am-10:30am

2019-2020 Fees:

Member Fee: $60/ month
Program Participant: $120/ month

2020-2021 Fees:
Member Fee: $65/ month
Program Participant: $130/ month


Leap Frogs (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 in 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.)

Tuesday/Thursday:  9:00am-12:00pm

2019-2020 Fees: 
Member Fee:
$110/ month
Program Participant: $220/ month

2020-2021 Fees:
Member Fee: $115/ month
Program Participant: $230/ month


Caterpillars (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 letters 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.)

Monday/Wednesday/Friday:   9:00am-12:00pm

2019-2020 Fees: 
Member Fee:
$145/ month
Program Participant: $290/ month

2020-2021 Fees:
Member Fee: $150/ month
Program Participant: $300/ month


Butterflies (4-5 Year Olds)

For Butterflies, children should be entering Kindergarten in the Fall of 2020. 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).

Monday/Wednesday/Friday:   9:00am-12:00pm

2019-2020 Fees: 
Member Fee
: $145/ month
Program Participant: $290/ month

2020-2021 Fees:
Member Fee: $150/ month
Program Participant: $300/ month