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A licensed program which offers your little one ages 3 to 5 developmental learning experiences. YMCA swim lessons and a half-hour gym class are included as a part of our program.

Preschool

The YMCA Preschool program will run approximately nine months of the year. This program will follow Lincoln Public Schools academic calendar for elementary students for all breaks and holidays during the session dates. Specific preschool program information will be emailed out after August 15.

2023-2024 School Year

Registration Dates for the 2023-24 school year (August 28, 2023 - May 17, 2024) are as follows:

Priority Registration:

Current Participants with a Lincoln Y Household Membership | January 31 - February 5, 2023

Lincoln Y Household Members | February 7-12, 2023

Open Registration:

Open Registration (based on availability) | February 14, 2023 until FULL

*Lincoln Y Members can still enroll when Youth/Community Member Registration opens if there are still opening in the program.

2022-2023 School Year

Registration Dates for the 2022-2023 school year (August 29, 2022 - May 19, 2023) are as follows:

Priority Registration:

Current Participants with a Lincoln Y Family/Household Membership | February 1-6, 2022

Lincoln Y Family/Household Members | February 8-13, 2022

Open Registration:

Open Registration (based on availability) | February 15, 2022 until FULL

*Lincoln Y Members can still enroll when Youth/Community Member Registration opens if there are still opening in the program.


Preschool Information

A licensed program which offers your little one ages 3 to 5 developmental learning experiences. YMCA swim lessons and a half-hour gym class are included as a part of our program. Our Preschool emphasizes the social, emotional, physical and cognitive development of each child. 
 

Time

Cooper YMCA:
3 classes/week Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9-11:30am
2 classes/week Tuesday and Thursday 9-11:30am

Register Online - Cooper YMCA (CO)

 

Copple Family YMCA:
3 classes/week Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9-11:30am 
2 classes/week Tuesday and Thursday 9-11:30am

Register Online - Copple Family YMCA (CF)

 

Fallbrook YMCA:
3 classes/week Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9-11:30am or 12-2:30pm
2 classes/week Tuesday and Thursday 9-11:30am 

Register Online - Fallbrook YMCA (FB)

 

Northeast YMCA:
3 classes/week Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9-11:30am

Register Online - Northeast YMCA (NE)
 

Fees for the 2023-2024 School Year

Registration Fee: $35/child

2 classes/week Lincoln Y Household Member $86/Month
2 classes/week Lincoln Y Youth Member or Community Member $123/Month

3 classes/week Lincoln Y Household Member $103/Month
3 classes/week Lincoln Y Youth Member or Community Member $140/Month

Age Requirements

Children must be age 4 by July 31, 2023 to enroll in 3 classes/week. 
Children must be age 3 by July 31, 2023 to enroll in 2 classes/week. 
 
Children must meet the age requirements of the class regardless of when your child begins the preschool program. Our 2 classes/week class is the best class for children who will be taking two years of preschool. Our three classes/week class is the best option for children who will be entering kindergarten the following fall.

Toilet Training

Children must be toilet trained prior to beginning the program.

Lessons & Activities

May include:

  • Academics - learning letters, numbers, colors and shapes, beginning writing
  • Arts and crafts
  • Science and hands-on learning
  • Active play
  • Story time
  • Music and dancing
  • Circle/large group time
  • Field trips
  • Guest speakers and much more

Swimming

There will be four swimming lessons each semester incorporated into our preschool program. There is no additional fee or cost for these classes as they are part of the YMCA preschool curriculum. Our goal in offering these classes is to give our students the opportunity to become more comfortable and confident in the water. During these classes, the entire group will learn about water safety and begin working on skills that can be further developed in our regular YMCA group or private swim lessons.