Meriden YMCA

The Meriden YMCA is excited to offer the Little Panthers Preschool Program at Platt High School in collaboration with the Meriden Board of Education, Middlesex Community College, and City of Meriden. This program will ensure a brighter future for Meriden’s preschoolers and Platt students interested in a child care career.

Meriden’s families have another high quality preschool option to choose from at the Meriden YMCA, the largest preschool provider in Meriden. The program is under the direction of the Y’s experienced child care director, Mary-Jo DiPasquale from the Meriden YMCA Child Care program at our Martin Gaffey Child Care Center.

High school students interested in a career in child care will have the opportunity to earn a child development associate credential through Middlesex Community College courses and intern in the preschools. Middlesex Community College will collaborate with the Board of Education and provide the curriculum. The City of Meriden Health Department is providing school readiness slots for the program which are available on a sliding scale.

Contact:  Mary-Jo at (203) 235.8906 or

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