Child Care

Ymca Preschool

  • Enrolling children 3 to 5 Years of Age
  • Must be Potty Trained


We invite you to come take a tour of our preschool. Tours are conducted on the second Tuesday of each month at 3:15pm.

  • Tours are mandatory prior to enrollment
  • Must make a reservation to have a tour
Contact our Preschool Site Supervisor, Marina West to book your tour today.





5 Days (M-F)



3 Days (M,W,F)



2 Days (T,Thurs)




The Peninsula YMCA Preschool is committed to creating high-quality, imaginative, dynamic, educational programs for children, families and educators. We are an emergent program that utilizes creative curriculum and is influenced by the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education.

Based on our fundamental belief that children learn best when their work is meaningful, we integrate all areas of curriculum through short-term explorations and long-term projects. Children are viewed as protagonists in their learning and are encouraged to work in collaboration with their peers to co-construct new theories and ideas.

The role of our teachers is to extend and deepen children’s ideas and theories. Through careful observation, documentation, thoughtful questions and deep reflections, our teachers work in partnership with the children to negotiate curriculum, extend thinking and develop explorations.

We understand and value the importance of children having time to connect with nature. Our beautiful outdoor environments give children time to explore nature through immersive experiences with sand, water, and natural materials.

Research has shown that early experiences in programs such as The Peninsula Family YMCA Preschool, improve children’s abilities to develop socially, intellectually and emotionally before they enter kindergarten, and that children who attended high-quality preschool like the YMCA’s will have more successful academic careers and develop the social skills necessary to adapt more easily to an elementary school environment.

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Flow of the day

Free Play- Children are free to explore various centers in the classroom. Blocks, art, books and manipulatives will be some of the available choices

Outside Exploration- Children are free to explore the outside environment. Bikes, sand play, climbing structure and other various activities will be available

Group Meeting- The children will meet to further explore the curriculum topics for the day

Snack- A healthy snack will be served family style. Children will socialize with their peers, learn how to serve themselves and how to properly nourish their bodies