200 SUMMIT RD KEENE, NH 03431   | 603.352.6002

Monday-Friday: 5am to 9pm, Saturday: 6am to 6pm, Sunday: 8am to 5pm

Monday-Friday: 5am to 9pm, Saturday: 6am to 6pm, Sunday: 8am to 5pm

Child Care

The YMCA is dedicated to providing high-quality, affordable childcare with family-centered, value-based programs to nurture children’s healthy development. Well trained staff provide safe, expert care so parents may have peace of mind while they work. At the YMCA we believe your child should have a safe, fun, caring, and stimulating environment to come to every day.

In addition to traditional infant-preschool care, the YMCA also offers care for school-aged children. We provide care before and after school, on school holidays and vacation, and on snow days right here at the Y. We also offer after school care in Chesterfield.

Programs:
Children’s Learning Center at the YMCA 
Maple Avenue Learning Center
YMCA Preschool at Jonathan Daniels
School-Aged Programs

All YMCA Childcare programs are supported through the YMCA’s Annual Support Campaign. Financial Assistance is available.

Childcare Inquiry Form

Kelly Fleuette, Director of Child Care Services at kfleuette@keene-ymca.org  or 603-283-5240

Alicia Bedaw, Maple Avenue Learning Center Director at mapleave@keene-ymca.org or 603-313-2719

Ashley Engelbrecht, School-Aged Program Director at aengelbrecht@keene-ymca.org or 603.283.5241  

Katie Gregory, Children’s Learning Center Director at kgregory@keene-ymca.org or 603-283-5242

Mariah Smith, Jonathan Daniels Site Director at preschoolatJD@keene-ymca.org or 603-313-1750 

Children’s Learning Center at the YMCA

At the Y our focus is on youth development and we strive to nurture the potential of every child in our community. Our program is licensed by the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services and holds an honorable Licensed Plus accreditation for quality.

Contact: Katie Gregory, Children’s Learning Center Director at 603-283-5242 or kgregory@keene-ymca.org

Childcare Inquiry Form

Hours: 7:00am-5:30pm

Rates: See Below

Before Care Option:
6:30am-7:00am offered M-F, M/W/F, T/Th  
$2 per day.

For all of our programs, the YMCA charges a registration fee.

Infant (6 Weeks - 12 Months)

The YMCA recognizes how crucial the early months of life are for creating a base for later learning. Our infant program is designed to meet the needs of each baby in a nurturing, healthy, loving environment. Your baby’s day is based on his or her own schedule. Our qualified teachers will provide tummy time, music, singing, sign language, stories, finger plays, and interactive floor play to foster budding socialization, self concept, and developmental skills.

Options & Fees:
Monday – Friday
$257 Weekly

Options & Fees:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
$169 Weekly

Options & Fees:
Tuesday & Thursday
$124 Weekly

Toddler 1 (12 - 24 Months)

The YMCA’s young toddler curriculum is all about first steps, both physically and developmentally. The daily schedule will become slightly more structured. Through exploratory play and teacher lead activities, the children begin to learn how to problem solve, assert their independence and effectively communicate.

Options & Fees:
Monday – Friday
$227 Weekly

Options & Fees:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
$150 Weekly

Options & Fees:
Tuesday & Thursday
$112 Weekly

Toddler 2 (2 Years - 3 Years)

Our wonderful toddler staff provides a safe and stimulating environment in which children can explore and discover, while developing verbal, social, emotional, and intellectual skills. Hands-on activities capture budding imaginations and lots of opportunity for interactive play make Toddler 2 a fun and inviting program.

Options & Fees:
Monday – Friday
$214 Weekly

Options & Fees:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
$144 Weekly

Options & Fees:
Tuesday & Thursday
$107 Weekly

Preschool 1 (2.9 Years - 4 Years)

The YMCA Preschool program provides a solid foundation for future learning through a theme-based curriculum that incorporates math, science, reading, writing, music, art and play. Preschool children enjoy activities such as outdoor play, circle time, creative crafts, cooking and structured physical activities. Included in your tuition, preschoolers take swimming and gymnastics throughout the year.

Options & Fees:
Monday – Friday
$194 Weekly

Options & Fees:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
$130 Weekly

Options & Fees:
Tuesday & Thursday
$101 Weekly

Preschool 2/3 (4 Years - 5 Years)

The YMCA Preschool 2/3 program provides a solid foundation for entry into school, incorporating a theme-based curriculum with math, science, reading, writing, music, art and play. Children enjoy activities such as outdoor play, circle time, creative crafts, cooking, field trips and structured physical activities. Caring and experienced teachers make this program an exciting place to grow. Included in your tuition, preschoolers take swimming and gymnastics throughout the year.

Options & Fees:
Monday – Friday
$188 Weekly

Options & Fees:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
$128 Weekly

Options & Fees:
Tuesday & Thursday
$97 Weekly

Maple Avenue Learning Center

At the Y our focus is on youth development and we strive to nurture the potential of every child in our community. Our program is licensed by the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services. All children receive a YMCA Youth Membership. This program provides the same quality child care you expect from any YMCA program.

Contact: Alicia Bedaw, Maple Avenue Learning Center Director at 603-313-2719 or mapleave@keene-ymca.org

Childcare Inquiry Form

Hours: 7:00am-5:30pm

Rates: See Below

Location:
First Baptist Church
105 Maple Avenue
Keene, NH

For all of our programs, the YMCA charges a registration fee.

Toddlers (18 Months - 3 Years)

Our wonderful toddler staff provides a safe and stimulating environment in which children can explore and discover, while developing verbal, social, emotional, and intellectual skills. Hands-on activities capture budding imaginations and lots of opportunity for interactive play make our toddler program fun and inviting.

Options & Fees:
Monday – Friday
$214 Weekly

Options & Fees:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
$144 Weekly

Options & Fees:
Tuesday & Thursday
$107 Weekly

Preschool (2.9 Years - 5 Years)

Our YMCA Preschool Program on Maple Avenue offer a solid foundation for future learning through a theme-based curriculum that incorporates math, science, reading, writing, music, art, and play. Preschool children enjoy activities such as outdoor play, circle time, learning centers, and structured physical activities. Caring and experienced teachers make these programs an exciting place to grow. Included in your tuition, preschoolers take swimming and gymnastics throughout the year and are bused to the YMCA once a week for these activities.

Options & Fees:
Monday – Friday
$188 Weekly

Options & Fees:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
$128 Weekly

Options & Fees:
Tuesday & Thursday
$95 Weekly

YMCA Preschool at Jonathan Daniels

The YMCA Preschool at Jonathan Daniels works as a stand-alone option or with the Keene Community Preschool Program. Students at our off-site facilities receive the quality child care that you expect from the YMCA and we are state-licensed. All children receive a YMCA Youth Membership.

In the program, the children will experience circle time, outside play, learning centers that include the arts, sciences, math, literacy and lots of social emotional support to grow and learn. The Y will provide morning and afternoon snack during before/after care programs.

Preschool summer camp is offered during the summer months.

Contact: Mariah Smith, Jonathan Daniels Site Director at preschoolatjd@keene-ymca.org or 603-313-1750 

Childcare Inquiry Form

For all of our programs, the YMCA charges a registration fee.

Hours: 7:00am—5:30pm Monday-Friday during the school year.

Age Group: 2.9-5 years-old

Options: 

  • Half Day (am or pm sessions with option to continue at Community Preschool)
  • Full Day
  • Before and After Care for preschool age children

Program Hours and Options

Before Care
7:00am-8:45am 

After Care
3:00pm-5:30pm 

Half Day Preschool AM Session
8:45am-12:15pm

Half Day Preschool PM Session
11:30am-3:15pm

Full Day Preschool Session
8:45am-3:15pm

Cost Options

Full days an option for snow days, vacation days and summer camps for additional costs. 

Before Care
Full Time (5 days): $26
3 days: $20
2 days: $15

After Care
Full Time (5 days): $31
3 days: $25
2 days: $20

Half Day Preschool
Full Time (5 days): $61
3 days: $41
2 days: $29

Full Day Preschool
Full Time (5 days): $112
3 Days: $75
2 days: $60

SCHOOL-AGE CHILD CARE

School’s Out Program

School’s Out at the Keene Family YMCA is designed to accommodate the needs of working families, by providing school age child care to the Keene community. Activities during School’s Out may include: science projects, building projects, crafts, swimming, outdoor play, gym games, academic enrichment, and healthy lifestyles education. Your child should wear sneakers and bring a nut-free lunch and snacks, a swimsuit, towel and appropriate outdoor clothing. Toys, electronics and personal items are not allowed at School’s Out. School’s Out is held at the YMCA’s main facility in the Children’s Learning Center unless otherwise noted.

Contact: Ashley Engelbrecht, School-Aged Program Director at aengelbrecht@keene-ymca.org or 603.283.5241 

Afterschool Inquiry Form

For all of our programs, the YMCA charges a registration fee.

The Keene School’s Out program provides care for the following:

Before School
5 days: $50 per week
3 days: $39 per week
2 days: $29 per week

After School
5 days: $81 per week
3 days: $62 per week
2 days: $47 per week

Before/After School Combination
5 days: $118 per week
3 days: $95 per week
2 days: $75 per week

School Vacations
Before Care: $5 per day
Camp Day: $30 per day for current families. $35 per day for Y members, $40 per day for community members

The Chesterfield School’s Out program provides care for the following:

After School
5 days: $67 per week
4 days (Westmoreland families only): $61/week
3 days: $55 per week
2 days: $37 per week

Vacation/Holiday Camp

Those interested in vacation camp, school holiday camp, and camp for teachers’ workshop days should download an application and select the days that you desire camp. This form should be mailed or dropped off, 200 Summit Road, Keene NH 03431. You will receive a confirmation. Space is limited. For more information on this program please contact Ashley Engelbrecht.

Snow Days

The YMCA offers Snow Day coverage for days when school is closed due to snow. Please download the Snow Day form and bring it in filled out completely, along with payment. Please do not call the Y’s main phone number as reservations will not be taken through the Y Welcome Center. We operate this program on a first come-first serve basis. You can call the Multi-Purpose Room (283-5248) and ask if there are still spots available before arriving. One form per child. For more information on this program please contact Ashley Engelbrecht.

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