Early Childhood Education
At the Y, toddlers develop trust and security, preschoolers experience early literacy and learn about the world around them. School-age kids make friends, learn new skills and have the opportunity to do their homework. Most importantly, children learn how to be their individual selves. Our child care programs are staffed with people who understand the cognitive, physical and social development of kids. Children need to feel connected and supported while trying new things. At the Y families and parents have the opportunity to support and to help each other. We believe the values and skills children learn early on in development are the vital building blocks of life and lead to future success. Our future generation’s education is something we value, and is important to help develop a better us.
Monday – Friday 7am – 6pm
Baker Site Daycare Monday-Friday 7am-6pm
Ages 30 months to 6 years
Extended Care for Preschool is available Monday-Thursday from 1-4pm.
Y Preschool, GSRP, and Headstart
Y preschool will resume in the fall of 2020. Applications will be available starting July 6th, 2020
GSRP will resume in the fall.
Please call NMCAA 231-775-9781 to schedule an application appointment with Jason Paca.
Head Start/Early Head Start 2019-2020 school year will tentatively resume July 6th with an end date of August 28th.
Head Start/Early Head Start 2020-2021. Please call Zoe Greenfield 231-313-4770 to schedule an application appointment.
Fall tentative start date for all Preschool Programs: September 14, 2020
All three of our Preschool programs focus on Creative Curriculum. Y Preschool and GSRP run from September -May. Headstart Center runs year round.
Y Preschool: Monday - Thursday afternoons from 1pm-4pm.
GSRP: Monday - Thursday mornings from 8am-11am.
Headstart: Monday - Thursday afternoons from 11am-4pm.
Extended Care available. $12/ member $17/community member
(4 hours in addition to normal preschool costs)
All YMCA Preschool programs begin September 10th.
Monday - Thursday 7:00am - 12:00pm & 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday 7:00am - 8:00pm
Saturday 8:45am to 12:30pm
Dillon Day Camp
Ages 6 -12
June 18 thru August 31
MORE ABOUT DILLON DAY CAMP TO COME APRIL 21, HEALTH KIDS DAY. STAY TUNED!
COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan
Michigan Classroom Heroes Grant
Public Act 257 of 2020 provides funding to GSRP, Head Start, Early Head Start, and Special Education for 18-26 year olds who teach in a school district or nonprofit nonpublic school. The funding is provided to classroom teachers who spent time outside of normal working hours and had additional classroom costs incurred or experienced to provide a continuity of learning during the period of school closure in 2019-2020 as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Cadillac Area YMCA has determined the staff eligible to be grant recipients and provided Form 5741 to those staff as of 3/19/21. Any staff that would like to appeal the determination of their eligibility status should do so in writing to YMCA Business Manager, Stacy Quiggin, email@example.com, no later than April 9, 2021.