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

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. Preschool will run approximately nine months of the year and will follow the Lincoln Public Schools' calendar for elementary students for all breaks and holidays during the session dates.

 

Time

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

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

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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 

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

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Fees

Registration Fee: $35/child

2 classes/week Lincoln Y Family/Household Member $75/Month
2 classes/week Lincoln Y Youth Member or Non-member $105/Month

3 classes/week Lincoln Y Family/Household Member $90/Month
3 classes/week Lincoln Y Youth Member or Non-member $120/Month

 

Age Requirements

Children must be age 4 by July 31, 2020, to enroll in 3 classes/week. 
Children must be age 3 by July 31, 2020, 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 2 years of preschool. Our 3 classes/week class is the best class 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 about 10-12 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.