Head Start & Child Care (ages 2-5)

The High Ridge YMCA offers a preschool program where your child will build social and conflict-resolution skills, self-esteem and new friendships. Our teachers are professionally trained and DCFS-certified, with continual professional development in order to ensure the application of the best, most current practices. Our educational activities promote school readiness in literacy and language, math, science, technology, the arts, physical development, self-regulation and positive interactions with peers and adults. In addition, included with enrollment are exciting field trips, healthy snacks and meals, a free family membership, and swimming lessons. For more information, contact Sally Hampton at 773.326.2919.

After School

The High Ridge YMCA After School Enrichment program is for children who need a safe and nurturing environment to learn, play, and make friends after school. The program focuses on educational enrichment through physical fitness, swimming, art, homework assistance, and character development. Our educated staff members exceed the standards required by DCFS in the State of Illinois and are certified in YMCA Childcare, Child Abuse Prevention, CPR/AED and First Aid. For more information on school pick up and our After School program, please call us at 773.262.8300.




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