A safe, supportive and nurturing environment.

For children 2.9 – 6 years

Here at the Athol YMCA we offer an EEC licensed full-day/half day preschool program that provides a rich curriculum and loving environment to help every child learn, grow and thrive. With hands on activities and many choices this atmosphere is designed to enhance their growth and development focusing on their cognitive, social, emotional, physical and moral development. The YMCA believes in a strong community connection where all students will engage in library visits, community walks, outdoor play, swimming lessons and gym time.



Swim Lessons
Gym Time
Story Telling
Creative Arts & Crafts
Dramatic Play
Music & Movement
Science & Sensory
Hands on Exploration
Outside Activities
Fine & Gross Motor
Library Visits
Special Guest Speakers
Social Awareness


Hours of Operation

**New Toddler Care Option**(18mo.-2.9yrs)

Full daycare

5 Days $250.00
4 Days $210.00
3 Days $165.00
2 Days $120.00
1 Day $85.00


Full daycare- 7:30 A.M.-5:30 P.M.
5 Days $200.00
4 Days $170.00
3 Days $135.00
2 Days $100.00
1 Day $65.00

Preschool- A.M. Session-8:30-11:30 or P.M. Session 1:30-4:30

5 Days $150/week
4 Days $130/week
3 Days $105/week
2 Days $80/week


Enrollment Options

Enrollment continues throughout the school year as spaces become available. We accept Childcare Vouchers as well as offer a limited amount of financial assistance for each school year.

Please contact Laurie Saisa, Preschool Director, at 978-224-1427 or e-mail: lsaisa@ymcaathol.org for more information on enrollment and financial aid application.

Financial Assistance Form (PDF)