YMCA Preschool

YMCA Preschool

At the Y, we believe that children learn best through play.

Our preschool programs integrate purposeful and intentionally planned activities that are designed to be fun and engaging while teaching children valuable skills.

We nurture development by providing a safe place to learn foundational skills, develop healthy, trusting relationships plus cultivate fine and gross motor skills. We plan our classes to develop each child’s self-esteem and strong image of self-worth. In every class, we encourage children to explore, ask questions and solve problems.

PRESCHOOL – NORM WAITT SR. YMCA

Preschool: 8:20 AM – 11:20 AM

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Preschool Plus: 8:20 AM -3:20 PM

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All Day Preschool: 8:20 AM – 6:00 PM

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CLASSES AT THE NORM WAITT SR. YMCA BEGIN AUGUST 12TH, 2021!

PRESCHOOL – DAKOTA VALLEY

Preschool: 8:20 AM – 11:20 AM

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Preschool Plus: 8:20 AM -3:20 PM

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All Day Preschool: 8:20 AM – 6:00 PM

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CLASSES AT DAKOTA VALLEY BEGIN AUGUST 19TH, 2021!

Y PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION 2021/2022:

Tuition Information:

Y Preschool:

– Member: $100/week

– Community: $120/week

Y Preschool Plus:

– Member: $130/week

– Community: $150/week

All Day Y Preschool:

– Member: $160/week

– Community: $180/week

*Please note: At registration, you will be required to pay for the first week + a non refundable $40.00 deposit.

Questions? Contact us at roberg@nwsymca.org or call 402-404-8439.

Locations:

YMCA Preschool is located at either the Norm Waitt Sr. YMCA at 601 Riverview Drive, South Souix City, NE 68776 or at Dakota Valley Elementary School at 1150 Northshore Drive, North Sioux City, SD 57049

Who can enroll:

Any child eligible for preschool between the ages of 3-4 years old. Students are not required to reside within in the Dakota Valley District to enroll!

Calendar and Weather Policy:

The Norm Waitt Sr. YMCA Preschool will follow the Dakota Valley School District’s calendar. We will observe the same vacation and school days out as the district. If the district closes school due to inclement weather, Y preschool will also be canceled. The Y Preschool coordinator and director reserve the right to change this at any time and will notify you promptly.

Field Trips:

Y Preschool will take pre-scheduled field trips that align with our curriculum. Parents/guardians will be notified of these trips in advance. Our students will also swim 1-2 times a month at the Norm Waitt Sr. YMCA. Teachers and staff will be in attendance of these field trips and parent volunteers are always welcome. We ask that siblings do not attend with the parents.

Snacks:

A snack will be served at each session. A “snack bag” will be sent home with your child on a regular rotating schedule. When the bag comes home, you are asked to fill it with enough snacks for the class for the NEXT school day. You must bring 2 food groups. You will find a list of approved snacks in the parent handbook.

**PEANUT POLICY**

We are a Peanut Free Zone for the safety of all that use our classrooms both with the preschool, afterschool and additional child programs. Please refrain from sending peanut and nut related items in your child’s snack for the safety of all children.
 
While we are committed to being a peanut allergy-friendly facility, we cannot guarantee that peanuts will not find their way into our facility. We ask that you continue to take every precaution to protect yourself and your children from unwanted exposure to peanut allergens.