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Discovery Center Preschool

Foster health and well-being for children and families

The Green County Family YMCA Discovery Center offers multiple programs for your children to take part in! With so many demands on today’s families and the increased focus on early brain development, families need all the support they can get to nurture the potential of youth. That’s why child care and early learning programs at the Y focus on holistically nurturing child development by providing a safe and healthy place to learn foundational skills, develop healthy, trusting relationships and build self-reliance through the Y values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

YMCA CARES Program – New Program!

The YMCA has created a new program called the Y CARES program to give your children the structured environment and educational support they need during their alternating weeks of school. The Y CARES program is all-day care for children ages 5-12 facilitated by school district support staff and YMCA members. Our program is designed to enrich and support a child’s unique educational and social-emotional needs in a friendly, safe and clean environment. For a school year as unique and challenging as this one, you need a unique solution. Let the Y CARES program be the answer! This program will be held Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. It is a $150.00 a week for members and non-members. Financial Assistance is available.

Daily activities included in our program are as follows:

  • Indoor Swimming
  • Open Gymnastics
  • Gym Time
  • Educational Support
  • Daily Adventures
  • And More!

Call the YMCA to reserve your child’s spot in our program!

2021-2022 YMCA Kids Club Program

The YMCA Kids Club After-School Program is a Green County Family YMCA initiative designed to address the need for safe yet educational after-school programming open to elementary aged children of Green County. YKC offers students ages 5 – 13 a safe and friendly place to be at the end of their day while providing them with a variety of programs specifically designed to teach, exercise and entertain. Following the Monroe School District calendar, our YKC staff maps each week’s schedule on a time-based model, planning educational experiences for days when time allows and entertaining or athletic experiences on days when contact is limited.

After School Program: Grades 5K-13 years old (state licensed)

  • Monday-Thursday: 3:00-5:30 pm
  • Friday: 2:00-5:30pm

Full Time (4-5 days per week):
Members: $85 per month
Non-Members: $105 per month

Part Time (1-3 days per week)
Members: $45 per month
Non-Members: $65 per month

A $25.00 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of registration to hold your child’s spot in the program.

Registration paperwork will be sent out in early August.

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The Green County Family YMCA will be offering certified preschool classes for the 2021-2022 school year. Come in and meet our preschool staff and see our facility and all that we have to offer your child. Activities your child can look forward to:

  • Art Center
  • Circle Time
  • Swim Lessons* (weekly)
  • Music & Movement Time
  • Gymnastics* (weekly)
  • Snack Time (provided by preschool)
  • Gym Time
  • Outdoor Playground Equipment
  • Science
  • Writing
  • Math
  • Literacy
Children must be fully potty trained by the first day of the program (September 7th, 2021)

2021-2022 registration is now available.

Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday from 8:15-11:15 a.m. 

Fees for 2 days a week:

Members: $87 per month
Non-Members: $110 per month

Fee for 4 days a week:

Members: $174.00 per month
Non-Members: 220.00 per month


Monroe School District 4K

The Green County Family YMCA is proud to offer afternoon 4K programming from 12:00 – 3:05pm. Classes follow the Monroe School District calendar and curriculum. Students participate in weekly gymnastics and swim lessons and much more!

Enrollment is through the Monroe School District.

$80 Activity fee (Members and Non-Members)

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Child Watch 

Located in the Discovery Center of the YMCA, Child Watch is an on-site, drop-off babysitting service for children ages 1 to 8 years. Child Watch is free for any child on a family membership. Space is limited to 8 children. 

Child Watch Hours
Tuesday & Thursday evenings from 5:15-6:30pm

**For additional questions and information, please read our Child Watch Policies.