What We Offer
The YMCA of Central Ohio is dedicated to providing quality, affordable child care for families. As the region's largest provider of child care and early childhood education, we facilitate foundational learning opportunities that shape their social, emotional, mental, and physical development. Our well-trained staff provide safe, affordable, high-quality care so you can have peace of mind while you work.
Early Learning Centers
We believe the values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for quality of life. The Y's Early Learning Centers teach children about sharing, teamwork, and confidence, empowering them to reach their full potential today and in the future.
Our preschool programs follow the State of Ohio Standards in Early Childhood Education through an enriching curriculum that focuses on kindergarten readiness. The YMCA Preschool provides children with foundational learning opportunities that help them develop the social and emotional skills they will need as they grow.
Access to affordable education is a vital building block in strong communities. A product of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Head Start program fosters stable family relationships and encourages cognitive development through education and healthy living resources for low-income families.
FREE Child Watch & Kids Time*
All family memberships include free drop-in child watch while mom or dad make use of the Y. Playful, engaging options are plentiful for young children while you exercise and connect with your community.
Kindergarten Jump Start - Summer Only
Our Kindergarten Jump Start program makes the most of the summer to get your child kindergarten ready! Our highly qualified teachers lead a state-licensed program designed to equip preschoolers with the academic and social skills they need for kindergarten. All preschool and kindergarten children welcome.