The Ashland Family YMCA Preschool Program is designed to encourage the development of the whole child. Our licensed teachers provide experiences that nurture a positive self image, socialization, creative thinking and a love for life and learning. We are open to all children regardless of race, sex, color, ability, religion or national origin.

Preschool Curriculum

We follow Creative Curriculum in our preschool, a program designed to spark interest in learning with a variety of hands-on, child-centered activities at each individual child's own pace.

  • Art
  • Language arts
  • Science
  • Gross motor skills
  • Fine motor skills
  • Dramatic play
  • Math
  • Music
  • Geography
  • Manipulatives
  • Socialization skills
  • Cooking
  • Blocks
  • Swimming
  • Gymnastics

Hours and Schedule

The YMCA Preschool follows the Ashland City School schedule, with sessions Monday through Friday, 8:30-11 a.m. We also offer an all-day preschool program from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. that includes a (parent provided) lunch time and a nap option.

For those who need wrap-around care, we are open from 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. for our All-Day Care program.

For more information, or to schedule a visit, contact us at (419) 289-0626 or


 Preschool Handbook


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The Ashland YMCA ™ 
207 Miller Street,
Ashland, OH 44805
(419) 289-0626

Facility Hours:

Mon.-Thu.: 5:15 a.m.-9 p.m.
Fri.: 5:15 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sat.: 7 a.m.-5 p.m. 
Sun.: Noon-5 p.m. Oct - March                                                                                                                                                                                
Child Watch Hours:
*subject to change*
Mon.: 8:30-11 a.m. & 5-7:30 p.m.
Tues.: 8:30-11 a.m. & 5-7:30 p.m.
Wed.: 8:30-11 a.m. & 5-7:30 p.m.
Thu.: 8:30-11 a.m. & 5-7:30p.m.
Fri.: 8:30-11 a.m.    
Sat.: 8:30-10:00 a.m.
Members: FREE
Non-Members: $3


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The Ashland Area YMCA is a 501(c) 3 Nonprofit Organization Looking to Serve Our Community
United Way of Ashland County