Preschool Registration is Now Online

PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION IS NOW ONLINE!

WE’RE HERE TO GIVE YOUR PRESCHOOLER EVERYTHING THEY NEED FOR A SUCCESSFUL EDUCATION.

The YMCA at the Athenaeum offers one of the most dynamic preschool programs downtown. Our program consists of one multi-age classroom in the historic Athenaeum, right in the heart of the Mass Avenue Cultural District. We work hard to build community, both with the children in the program as well as their families.

Programs are designed to offer developmentally appropriate learning experiences for children ages 3 to 5 years old. Children will experience the excitement of exploration and the joy of discovery of their world as they move from one interest center to another. Activities will focus on a variety of skills, including early reading, early writing, early math concepts, art projects, science experiments, music, and much more. A positive self-concept is promoted as children learn to share, participate in group games and projects, take care of belongings, and put things away after use. Preschool teaches invaluable life skills which will stay with your child forever.

 

PRESCHOOL FAQ

Registration

Begins for current preschool families Feb. 26th here

Begins for new preschool families March 5th here

 

Tours

Please call our Youth and Family Director, Tory David, to schedule a tour. Parents are welcome to visit during regular hours to see the program in action. Please check in at the front desk.

 

School Year

August 20, 2018 – May 24, 2019. The YMCA at the Athenaeum follows the school calendar of IPS. A Y specific calendar will be provided during parent orientation in August.

 

Ages

3 – 5 years in multi-age classroom. We do require that children are potty trained before coming to preschool. Children must be age 3 by September 1st.

 

Curriculum

The Creative Curriculum – an award winning, research-based curriculum. More information available at teachingstrategies.com. Activities will focus on a variety of skills, including:

  • Early reading
  • Early writing
  • Early math concepts
  • Art projects
  • Science experiments
  • Music
  • And much more

Ratio

Two teachers will lead and guide the classroom. Our adult to child ratio is 1:7

 

Snacks/Lunch

Snacks will be provided by families.  We eat a mix of dry cereal and fruit. Children will bring a peanut free lunch from home.

 

Fees

A non-refundable deposit of $50.00 is paid at the time of registration and will be applied to the first month of the program.

 

Schedule & Monthly Tuition

Tuition for the school year is divided into nine equal monthly payments due on the 1st of each month beginning September 1, 2018 and ending May 1, 2019. These monthly rates include all aspects of the curriculum and all school materials. MFA does apply to preschool. There is no “second child” discount.   


Days



Age



Time



Tuition


T/Th

 


3-5

 


9:00-1:00 PM

 


YMCA Member $184/month

Program Member  $228/month


M/W/F

 


3-5

 


9:00-1:00 PM

 


YMCA Member  $255/month

Program Member  $323/month


Field Trips

We will occasionally take walking field trips to neighboring businesses and parks. Notice will go out to all parents well in advance. We encourage parents to volunteer their time to come along on our trips.

 

Parent Orientation

Parent orientations will take place August 15th for the M, W, F class, and August 14th for the T, Th class. Each orientation will be at 6 – 7 p.m. up in the preschool room.

 

Contact Tory David 713-8562 or ext. 250 or tdavid@indymca.org for additional questions