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It's not too late to register for Y Club and Pre-School


The YMCA of Greater Cleveland’s Y-Club, formerly known as Before and After School Enrichment (BASE), and Preschool programs deliver Y-quality care and youth development. We strongly encourage anyone interested in these services for next school year to register as soon as possible while spaces remain. Here is more information:

Y Club: We help hundreds of children reach their fullest potential in a welcoming, supportive environment. By incorporating the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility into all of our youth programs, we give children the solid foundation they need to thrive. You will find:

  • Convenient hours
  • Nutritious snacks
  • Dedicated, well-trained staff
  • Publicly funded participants accepted
  • Financial assistance for those who qualify
  • Access to other YMCA programs
  • Children have the opportunity to swim monthly at the YMCA
  • These centers provide a 1:18 child-to-instructor ratio

Our Y Club Curriculum: Our school-age program offers fun weekly themes that align with Ohio’s K-12 learning standards. The curriculum includes activities in the following areas:

  • Arts & humanities
  • Character development
  • Y Fitness curriculum
  • Literacy
  • Science and Math
  • Health & Nutrition
  • Service Learning Projects
  • Social Emotional Learning

Preschool at the YMCA is like a home away from home, where kids ages 3 – 5 years of age laugh, learn, explore and grow in and outdoors while creating memories and friendships that last a lifetime. You will find:

  • 1:12 child-to-instructor ratio
  • Nutritious snacks provided
  • Swimming
  • Dedicated, well-trained counselors
  • Financial assistance is available for those who qualify
  • Toddlers accepted at select locations

Our Preschool Curriculum: Our preschool programs focus on preparing children for kindergarten.  Our curriculum is based on school readiness skills and is aligned with the Ohio Department of Education’s Early Learning and Development Standards. Key components include literacy, mathematics, science, social and emotional development, problem-solving, health and diversity. Our preschool programs help children grow in all developmental areas to gain the skills they will need as they navigate through life!

For Y Club and preschool locations, pricing and additional information, please click the button below.


  • Youth Development