Meriden YMCA

The Meriden YMCA Early Learning Center staff create a safe, nurturing environment for families and children to grow together. Our goal is to assist children in developing their social, emotional, cognitive, and physical skills while preparing for a sound educational future in all-day kindergarten.

12 Johnson Avenue
Meriden, CT 06451

Hours of Operation:
6:45 AM - 6:00 PM

Our Preschool Program includes theme-based centers, school readiness, checklists, computers, arts and crafts, music and movement, arts and crafts, cooking and physical activities.

Sliding fee-based tuition.

Meet Raquel Diaz

Raquel Diaz is the Child Care Director of the Meriden YMCA Early Learning Center and Hanover Little Hounds Preschool.

"I have been with the Y for six years and I love working here. I have a degree in early childhood and have been in this field for twenty-two years. 

What I enjoy most about the Y is the diversity, being able to have a good rapport with the parents, the community and the culture.

For my Spanish speaking parents who do not speak English, I love working with them to make them feel comfortable and make this center feel like home for them."

For more information, call 203-440-3254 o para español contacta a Raquel Diaz 203-440-3254. 

Preschool Parent Handbook

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