Meriden YMCA

The Meriden YMCA is the largest provider of preschool in Meriden. Let us help prepare your child for success in school.

About the Meriden YMCA Preschool Programs

  • High quality, nurturing programs
  • Fun and learning in a safe environment
  • Breakfast, lunch and snack included
  • Sliding scale available
  • Care4Kids accepted
  • Our School Readiness programs enjoy field trips to the YMCA Exploration Station children's play area and to our Meriden YMCA Athletic Center for gymnastics and CrossFit Kids
  • Our program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and is State Licensed.

Contact Tina Valentin to learn more at 203-314-1738 or email Tina

Benefits of Preschool

Preschool helps children to be successful in a kindergarten classroom. Children's brains are developing the most rapidly during the years leading up to kindergarten entry, so it's an important time to support learning and development. By enrolling children in a high-quality preschool program during these early years, we set them up for success in school and in life.

Learn more about the benefits of preschool and enroll your little one today.

  • Socialization: teaching children how to play with their peers.
  • Play: the best way for young children to learn more about themselves and the world.
  • Creativity: children learn to express themselves through music, dance, and art.
  • Curiosity: helping children ask questions about the world around them and setting a foundation of discovery for life.
  • Flexibility: builds strength when things don’t go as planned and supports positive thinking.
  • Critical Thinking: teaching children how to make good decisions, understand consequences, and solve problems before they reach kindergarten. (Source: CT Office of Early Childhood)

Contact Tina Valentin to learn more at 203-314-1738 or email Tina

Why Parents Choose Meriden YMCA Preschool

"I want to express our profound gratitude for the fantastic experience our daughter had at YMCA Meriden Daycare. The positive impact of the dedicated faculty, supportive staff, and vibrant learning environment has been truly remarkable. The nurturing atmosphere has not only enriched her academic journey but has also contributed significantly to her personal growth. 

Emma has formed friendships, developed a love for learning, and gained a strong educational foundation that will undoubtedly serve her well in the future.

We want to extend our heartfelt thanks to you, the teachers, and the entire school community for creating such a positive and inspiring environment. She is well-prepared for the exciting challenges that lie ahead, thanks to the exceptional education she received."

Contact Tina Valentin to learn more at 203-314-1738 or email Tina