Fall Half-Day and Full-Day Preschool Registration is OPEN!

Ready to get registered? Contact our enrollment team at 701.364.4117 or and they would be happy to help get your family registered. 

View a full list of sites and addresses at the link below:

YMCA Child Care Sites and Addresses 

Our preschool programs use the Get Set for School© by Handwriting without Tears Curriculum. This curriculum was specially chosen because it is used by most area schools, allowing your child a smooth transition into kindergarten. You and your child’s Lead Teacher meet together at least twice a year to discuss your child’s progress. Teachers share information from Teaching Strategies GOLD©, to support each child in mastering developmental milestones as they are ready.

Download 2019 Child Care Brochure

Preschool Program Components
Power Up Children join their friends in an interactive large group experience to engage the brain and talk about weekly themes, calendar, weather, letters and numbers.
Plug In Children focus their energy on reading and writing with our Get Set for School curriculum. They will also use their imagination through creative art.
Work Time Play is a child’s work. Children are encouraged to socialize in a variety of learning centers such as dramatic play, art, sand and water, library, construction, science and games.
Energize Children experience large motor activities to move their bodies and pump their heart. At the Fercho location children visit Kids’ Gym, Xerzone, and go swimming once per week. At the Schlossman location children use the Play Loft as part of their active play.
Story Time Quality literature is read aloud.
Meal Time Lunch is included in your tuition. Meals are served ‘family style’ to make meal time a pleasant social experience. Manners are practiced during meal times.
Recharge Children attending our full day preschool program will rest or nap on their individual cot.

Full-Day Preschool

Full Day Preschool at the Y is a licensed, full day, year round, school readiness program. You have the flexibility to drop off and pick up your child anytime between 6:30am – 6:00pm. Please visit our website for a variety of schedule options.

Our full-day preschool programs are offered at all of our Early Learning locations.
Early Learning Site Directory   

Program Options:

6:30am – 6:00pm Monday – Friday OR Part Time (depending on availability)

Half-Day Preschool

Half Day Preschool at the Y is a licensed, morning readiness class from September – May each year. Half-Day programs include our KinderKamp Program, and our Kindergarted Readiness Programs. Children must be 3 years old and fully potty trained by September 1st the year you plan to enroll your child in half day preschool. Participants can prepare for a bright start in school with an educational experience intended to give kids ages 3-5 skills that will help them build a foundation for school readiness.

Kindergarten Readiness Preschool

Early Learning Center – Schlossman YMCA
4243 19th Ave S, Fargo
Stephanie Grow, Site Director
701.356.1444  | 

Early Learning Center – West Fargo
1042 14th Ave E, W Fargo
Ann Mueller, Site Director
701.356.0341  |

Early Learning Center – Fercho YMCA
400 1st Ave S, Fargo
Sandy Franchuk, Preschool Coordinator
701.364.4123 |

Kindergarten Readiness is an educational experience intended to give children skills that will help them build a foundation for school readiness. Using the Get Set for School Curriculum your child will develop early writing, literacy, and math skills. They will learn letter, shape and color recognition. The curriculum also focuses on the use of writing tools, body awareness, language development, and socialization skills. Lunch is included. Enrollment is limited to ensure a quality, fun experience. Our session runs September through May. YMCA membership is not required.

Program Options:

9:00am – Noon Mon/Wed/Fri OR Tues/Thurs
9:00am – Noon Monday – Friday

YMCA Early Childhood Development Program

YMCA Early Childhood Development Center
330 3rd Ave E, West Fargo
Ann Mueller, Learning Center Site Director
701.551.5101 |

The Y’s 4-Year-Old Preschool Program includes a structured preschool curriculum from 9:00am – 12:00pm and also includes care before from 6:30am – 9:00am and after from 12:00pm – 6:00pm. During the structured preschool time we will be using the Get Set for School Curriculum, a play-based curriculum that offers a full pre-writing program and materials that build critical skills like early math and literacy. The curriculum also includes programs designed to prepare children for school: Readiness & Writing, Language & Literacy, and Numbers & Math. This is a year round program that meets your child’s school readiness needs and the family’s full-day child care needs.

Tuition based on a sliding fee scale!

The YMCA Early Childhood Development Program is a low income-based program that provides families with quality preschool and child care. YMCA membership is not required. Children must turn four years old before August 1, 2019, and be a resident of the West Fargo School District to be eligible for this program. 

Program Options:

6:30am – 6:00pm Monday – Friday

For more information about Preschool at the YMCA, please contact our Child Care team at 701.364.4117 or