KEENE FAMILY YMCA
200 SUMMIT ROAD, KEENE, NH 03431   | 603.352.6002

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 at Keene Family YMCA

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’s Out After-School Program

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 kbrown@keene-ymca.org.

KAaron Brown, Director of Child Care Services, at kbrown@keene-ymca.org  or 603.283.5253

Michelle Hildreth, Maple Avenue Learning Center Lead Teacher, 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

Paula Bickford, 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

Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm

Rates: See Below

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

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
$272 Weekly

3 Days per Week
$183 Weekly

2 Days per Week
$137 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
$241 Weekly

3 Days per Week
$163 Weekly

2 Days per Week
$125 Weekly

Toddler 2 & 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 2 a fun and inviting program.

Full-Time: Monday-Friday
$228 Weekly

3 Days per Week
$158 Weekly

2 Days per Week
$120 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
$208 Weekly

3 Days per Week
$144 Weekly

2 Days per Week
$114 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
$203 Weekly

3 Days per Week
$142 Weekly

2 Days per Week
$110 Weekly

Maple Avenue Preschool

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: Michelle Hildreth, Maple Avenue Preschool Childcare Director, at 603-313-2719 or mapleave@keene-ymca.org

Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm

Rates: See Below

Location:
First Baptist Church
105 Maple Avenue
Keene, NH

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

Toddlers (12-36 months)

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.

Full Time: Monday-Friday
$235 Weekly

3 Days per Week
$160 Weekly

2 Days per Week
$122 Weekly

Preschool (3 - 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.

Full-Time: Monday-Friday
$203 Weekly

3 Days per Week
$142 Weekly

2 Days per Week
$110 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: Paula Bickford, Jonathan Daniels Site Director at preschoolatjd@keene-ymca.org or 603-313-1750 

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

Hours: 7:00am—5:30pm 

Age Group: 2.9-5 years-old

Options: 

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

Program Hours and 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

Cost Options

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

Full Day Preschool:

Full Time (5 days) – $203
3 Days – $142
2 Days – $110

Half Day Preschool:

Full Time (5 days) – $87.00
3 days – $62.00
2 days – $47.00

After Care :

Full Time (5 days) – $47.00
3 days – $25.00
2 days – $20.00

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 

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

After School – 2:40-6:00 pm

5 days: $90 per week
3 days: $56 per week

School Vacation Camps
Currently enrolled School-Age Participants: $30 per day
Y members: $35 per day
Community Members: $40 per day

Snow Day Program
Currently enrolled After School participants: $15 per day
Y Members: $35 per day
Community Members: $40 per day

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

After School – 2:25-5:30 pm
5 days: $78 per week
3 days: $55 per week

School Vacation 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.

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 by clicking the button below. 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 (children without proper snow gear will not be allowed to play in the snow). Activities during a snow day may include: STEM projects, creative arts, rock wall climbing, gym games, outdoor play, gymnastics, and swimming. All participating youth should also bring a lunch box with a healthy morning snack, a hearty lunch, and an afternoon snack (water bottles are also good to have).

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