The first five years of a child’s life are crucial for lifelong success. At the Y, our year round, DCFS-licensed preschool programs encourage children to discover their creativity while learning the problem-solving and social skills that will prepare them for the first day of Kindergarten and beyond. We’ll introduce your child to literacy, math, science and social studies concepts through hands-on activities. Our early childhood educators use the Creative Curriculum (based on the Illinois Early Learning Standards) and undergo continual professional development to ensure our classrooms are using the best possible practices. Please visit for more information, registration packets and more!

Fab 4s (ages 3-4)

Children are exposed to hands-on learning, age-appropriate literacy and daily circle activities. Children will engage in explorative, child-led learning that will develop fine and large motor skills as well as social and emotional skills.

Pre-K(ages 4-5)

skills, particularly literacy. Children will have many opportunities for individual development that allows for creative and engaging scholastic growth.

Half-Day Preschool Half-Day includes:


Full-Day Preschool Full-day includes:


Fry YMCA Preschool Days Out (ages 3-5)

Sign up your preschooler for a fun and structured program with music, large motor activities, special projects, story time and free time while you leave the YMCA. Please bring a nonpeanut lunch and snack, a spill-proof drink and leave the rest up to the Y staff. Space is limited, so sign up quickly and don’t forget to bring your photo IDs for identification.

For more information or to arrange a tour, call 630.420.1489 or email




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