KEENE FAMILY YMCA

Open Monday to Friday, 5 am to 9 pm; Saturday, 6 am to 6 pm; Sunday 8 am to 5 pm.

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

Child Care Services

The Keene Family YMCA offers affordable, quality full-day and part-time early learning opportunities and child care for infants through preschoolers, enabling parents and family members to go to work knowing their children are in safe, stimulating environments.

Affordable childcare options for every family.

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 
YMCA Preschool at Jonathan Daniels
School’s Out After-School Program
Child Watch

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

If you’re interested in enrolling your child in one of the Child Care programs at the Keene Family YMCA, please complete the intake form and return it via email to kgregory@keene-ymca.org.

Katie Gregory, Director of Child Care Services, at kgregory@keene-ymca.org  or 603.283.5253

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

Nicole Vasconcellos, Children’s Learning Center Director, at nvasconcellos@keene-ymca.org or 603.283.5242

Paula Bickford, Jonathan Daniels Site Director, at preschoolatJD@keene-ymca.org or 603.313.1750 

INFANT, TODDLER & PRESCHOOL

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. Our program runs from 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday.

Contact: Nicole Vasconcellos, Children’s Learning Center Director at 603-283-5242 or nvasconcellos@keene-ymca.org

Program Fees

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

New Family Enrollment Fee:

  • First Child – $75.00
  • Second Child – $65.00
  • Third Child – $50.00

Current Family Registration Fee:

  • First Child – $30.00
  • Second Child – $25.00
  • Third Child – $20.00
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Infant & Toddler Care

Infant (6 Weeks-12 Months)

Your baby’s day is based on his or her own schedule. 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.

Full-Time: Monday-Friday
$288 Weekly

3 Days per Week
$194 Weekly

2 Days per Week
$145 Weekly

Toddler 1 (12-24 Months)

Through exploratory play and teacher lead activities, the children begin to learn how to problem solve, assert their independence and effectively communicate.

Full-Time: Monday-Friday
$255 Weekly

3 Days per Week
$173 Weekly

2 Days per Week
$133 Weekly

Toddler 2 (2 years-3 years)

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.

Full-Time: Monday-Friday
$242 Weekly

3 Days per Week
$168 Weekly

2 Days per Week
$127 Weekly

Toddler 3 (18 months-3 years)

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 3 a fun and inviting program.

Full Time: Monday-Friday
$249 Weekly

3 Days per Week
$170 Weekly

2 Days per Week
$130 Weekly

Preschool 1 (3 Years - 4 Years)

Uses a play-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 both structured and unstructured physical activities. Because we are a YMCA and the formation of life-long healthy habits are at the heart of what we do, we offer preschoolers 45 minutes of swimming and gymnastics at no additional cost.

Full-Time: Monday-Friday
$220 Weekly

3 Days per Week
$153 Weekly

2 Days per Week
$121 Weekly

Preschool 2/3 (4 Years - 5 Years)

Uses a play-based curriculum that makes learning math, science, reading, writing, music, and art fun! We also incorporate both teacher directed and independent outdoor play, circle time, creative crafts, cooking, field trips and structured physical activities into your child’s day. Because we are a YMCA and the formation of life-long healthy habits are at the heart of what we do, we offer preschoolers 45 minutes of swimming and gymnastics at no additional cost.

Full-Time: Monday-Friday
$215 Weekly

3 Days per Week
$151 Weekly

2 Days per Week
$117 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, serving families of children ages 2.9-5 years. Students at our off-site facilities receive the quality childcare 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.

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

Program Hours & Options

Half Day Preschool AM Session
7:45am-10:30am

Half Day Preschool PM Session
11:15am-2:00pm

Full Day Preschool Session
7:45am-5:00pm

After Care (Half Day PM Session only)
2:00pm-5:00pm

Program Fees

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

New Family Enrollment Fee:

  • First Child – $75.00
  • Second Child – $65.00
  • Third Child – $50.00

 

Current Family Registration Fee:

  • First Child – $30.00
  • Second Child – $25.00
  • Third Child – $20.00

 

Full Day Preschool:

Full Time (5 days) – $215
3 Days – $151
2 Days – $117

Half Day Preschool:

Full Time (5 days) – $95.00
3 days – $66.00
2 days – $50.00

After Care :

Full Time (5 days) – $50.00
3 days – $40.00
2 days – $34.00

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SCHOOL-AGE CHILD CARE

The Y's Afterschool Program

The Y’s afterschool programs provide a safe, enriching and fun environment for kids to enjoy when the school day ends. School’s Out at the Keene Family YMCA is designed to accommodate the needs of working families. Activities during School’s Out may include: science projects, building projects, crafts, swimming, outdoor play, gym games, academic enrichment, and healthy lifestyles education.

Our program operates primarily at the Children’s Learning Center, located at the Keene Family YMCA. We serve students from Symonds, Fuller, Franklin, Wheelock, Chesterfield, and Westmoreland Elementary Schools. 

Our after school program operates from school dismissal time until 5:30pm.

For more information, please contact Ashley Engelbrecht, School-Age Program Director at aengelbrecht@keene-ymca.org or 603.283.5241 

School Vacation Camps

Our School Vacation Camps offer your child a safe place to spend their vacation, early release and teacher workshop days. For more information on this program please contact Ashley Engelbrecht.

Once you’ve completed your online registration, you’ll need to download, complete and return the forms below as well. These forms can be emailed to the Camp Director at aenglebrecht@keene-ymca.org or dropped off at our Welcome Center.

Download the Health Assessment Form (required for all campers)

Download the Medication Form (if applicable)

Download the Allergy Action Plan (if applicable)

Snow Days

The YMCA’s school-age Snow Day program operates on SAU 29 declared school closures due to inclement weather. This is a full day program that opens at 8:00am and closes at 5:00pm. Youth in grades K-5th are eligible to participate. 

Registration for the Snow Day program operates on a first-come-first-served basis. After receiving the official notification of school closures, families can register their child for the Snow Day. Please note that it is your responsibility to ensure that you are signing your child up for the correct date, and not registering prior to the public communication of school closure. Payments are due upon registration.

Youth attending the Snow Day program should come prepared to play indoors and outside with proper snow gear. Activities during a snow day may include STEM projects, creative arts, rock wall climbing, gym games, outdoor play, gymnastics, and swimming. 

School's Out Program Fees

Registration fees are outlined below for each of our School Age Programs. For all of our programs, the YMCA charges an enrollment fee. 

New Family Enrollment Fee:

  • First Child – $80.00
  • Second Child – $75.00
  • Third Child – $70.00

Current Family Registration Fee:

  • First Child – $35.00
  • Second Child – $30.00
  • Third Child – $25.00

After School Program
5 days: $100 per week
3 days: $60 per week

 

School Vacation Camps
School-Age Participants: $35 per day
Y members: $40 per day
Community Members: $50 per day

Snow Day Program
After School participants: $35 per day
Y Members: $40 per day
Community Members: $50 per day

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