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Now’s the time to give your child the jumpstart he or she needs to prepare for kindergarten.

At the YMCA of Ross County, we believe that every child has the potential to be successful, and we’ve set into place an educational environment that is friendly, positive and caring to help each student discover his and her own unique gifts.

At the heart and soul of this great program are our teachers. Educators in the YMCA’s Preschool Education Programs foster great achievement by presenting curriculum in a way that makes learning fun, meaningful and interesting. Daily lessons are created to boost development through creative, age-appropriate activities, hands-on experience, a balance of indoor and outdoor play, with snacks and downtime included. Throughout the area, these experienced professionals have a proven track record for preparing early learners for success in elementary schools across the board.

The YMCA Preschool Education Programs run both year-round and nine month session, starting their academic year in September and ending in May. Class ratios are always kept to a healthy balance.

Our Y’s curriculum, Creative Curriculum, is aligned with the Department of Education Early Learning Standards to determine if children are prepared to enter kindergarten. Our half day licensed programs exceed the standards set by the State of Ohio.


Send an inquiry by clicking here or call or visit your local YMCA during our operating hours. Space is limited, registrations will be first come, first serve. Families will complete a childcare packet, sign a letter of understanding and an ODJFS Health Form for each program cycle. Additional ODJFS forms will be needed for children with any special accommodations or medication to be administered. 

To request detailed information on one of our childcare programs click here to fill out the required information and one of our staff members will contact you within 24 business hours.



Please check below for your child's school to see what programs we provide at this time:

YMCA of Ross County

100 Mill Street

Chillicothe, Ohio 45601

Toddler Care (18 Months - 3 Years)

Preschool (3 Years - 4 Years)

Pre-K (4 Years - 5 Years)

Financial Assistance Available for Those That Qualify



YMCA of Ross County

100 Mill Street

Chillicothe, Ohio 45601


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