We believe the values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for life. Every year, the YMCA involves numerous children and teens in programs and activities that provide them with meaningful experiences. Because of the Y, more young people in neighborhoods around the nation are taking a greater interest in learning and making smarter life choices; exploring their unique talents and interests; and realizing their full potential.

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Certifications

The YMCA offers a full YMCA of the USA lifeguard training course that includes CPR and First Aid.

Participants must be 16 years old by the end of the class. Attendance, full participation and successful completion or written tests and performance of all water skills are required. 

Early Learning Readiness (ELR)


ELR is a FREE nationwide preschool program, provided by the YMCA and in partnership with Chattanooga 2.0.

We use Chattanooga Basics to guide families to make everyday tasks fun opportunities for learning!

Homeschool P.E.

Expand Your Circle! 

The Y's Homeschool P.E. program focuses on class participation, developing health habits, making new friends and enjoying new forms of exercise and games!

  • Currently offered at the YMCA Health Living Center at North River

Session Dates 2021-2022

Session 1-   Nov. 2- Dec. 7

Session 2-   Jan. 11- Feb. 8

Preschool

Grow. Explore. Discover.

NOW ENROLLING!!!


The Downtown YMCA Preschool is a Three-Star Preschool, meeting the needs of working parents by providing affordable tuition for exemplary care in the Downtown area. 

Teen/Youth Programs

Teenage years are some of the most memorable years of an individual's life. The YMCA wants to be a part of those years in a teens life and help create memories. The YMCA of Metropolitan Chattanooga offers a variety of programs for teens including: 
 

YMCA Language Immersion Early Learning Center

Give your child the experiences they need to grow into enthusiastic learners and global citizens from willow street preschoolan early age!