Find Play and Learn (Childcare) Early Learning & Preschool, and Special Family Activities

Healthy Preschool development starts early for children, and that’s why, at the YMCA, we care for the health and well being of your child. In our nurturing environment, your child is encouraged to play, learn, and grow.

By integrating both age-appropriate activities and play time into our Play and Learn and Preschool curriculums, our trained teachers focus on achieving the best possible supportive learning environment.

Our hands-on learning curriculum emphasizes motor skills and creativity. We strive to provide an environment where children will learn and build confidence while making new friends.

Preschool/Early Learning Centers

YMCA Part-Day Preschool / Full-Day Early Learning Centers

Child Development experts agree: Attending a high-quality preschool program prepares children for kindergarten and beyond. At the YMCA, children will be exposed to high quality early learning curriculum where they also learn valuable social skills, all in a safe and welcoming environment. The YMCA offers the following preschool options for your child:

Avondale Meadows YMCA Early Learning Center

  • Licensed; Level 3 Paths to Quality
  • Full Day Early Learning Center (M-F, 6:30am–6pm)
  • Accepts CCDF; On My Way PreK

3908 Meadows Dr.

Baxter YMCA Preschool

  • 1/2 Day Preschool

7900 S Shelby Street

Benjamin Harrison YMCA Preschool

  • Licensed Center; Level 3 Paths to Quality
  • Full Day Preschool (M-F, 6:30am-6pm)
  • Accepts CCDF; On My Way PreK, Indy PSP, and offers Ivy Tech Student discount

5736 Lee Rd.

Fishers YMCA Preschool

  • 1/2 Day Preschool (9am–1pm and 1:30–4pm)
  • Enrichment classes (1–1:30pm)

9012 E 126 Street, Fishers
317. 595.9622

Hendricks Regional Health YMCA Preschool

  • Unlicensed Registered Ministry
  • Half & Full Day Preschool (M-F, 9am-1pm or 6:30am-6pm)
  • 3s and PreK classes

301 Satori Parkway, Avon

Jordan YMCA Preschool

  • Unlicensed Registered Ministry
  • Ages 2-5
  • 1/2 Day Preschool (M-F, 9am–1pm)
  • Enrichment Program offered M-F 1-5:30pm

8400 Westfield Blvd.

Ransburg YMCA Preschool

  • Full Day Early Learning Center (M-F, 6:30am–6pm)
  • Ages 2.5-5
  • Licensed; Level 3 Paths to Quality
  • Accepts CCDF; On My Way PreK

501 N. Shortridge Rd.
317. 357.8441


Witham Family YMCA Preschool

  • 1/2 Day & Full Day Preschool
  • Unlicensed Registered Ministry; Level 2 Paths to Quality

2791 N Lebanon Street, Lebanon

YMCA at the Athenaeum Preschool

  • 1/2 Day Preschool (M-F, 9am–1pm)

401 E. Michigan St.
3­­­­­­­17. 685.9705



Preschool Enrichment

Children socialize with friends as well as engage in instructional learning on weekly themes which may include Lessons in Literacy, Creative Cooking, Moving with Music and Active Artists. Parents may drop-off and pick-up or are more than welcome to stay! Options are available for full-day and half-day programs, may vary by YMCA location.

On the Move – Children Moving

On The Move physical education teaches children ages 3-6 years by themes and blending concepts and skills

Each week is designed to introduce a concept as well as a basic skill from the movement framework. This program is considered gross motor and structured activity for early learners and home-schooled students ages 3-6 year olds. Participants will attend PE class at the Y two-days/week for one hour.

Play and Learn Centers

In our YMCA Play and Learn Centers, your child will experience all kinds of fun and engaging activities while you enjoy your work out!

At the Y, we believe that “play is the work of young children, and is the foundation for learning.” Our Play and Learn Centers offer children the opportunity to experience curriculum-based learning activities in a fun and nurturing environment.

Our trained staff can care for babies 6 weeks and older, and we have activities geared to toddlers and for children up to 10 years of age. A few of our locations also have Play and Learn amenities geared to pre-teens (ages 11-12); please ask at your local Y.

  • Use of our Play and Learn Centers is included FREE as a part of  YMCA household memberships.
  • Play and Learn Centers are available at 10 of our YMCA locations (Play and Learn is not available at the YMCA at the Athenaeum or the YMCA at the City Market).
  • Members may use our Play and Learn Centers for up to two hours per day while you are onsite at our facility.
  • For Play and Learn hours of operation, please visit the Location Info tab and “hours” for your YMCA location of choice.



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