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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. 


  • Downtown Family YMCA
  • St. Paul's Episcopal Church (305 W. 7th St.)
  • Language Immersion Early Learning Center (801 S. Willow Street)
  • Children are grouped together based on kindergarten enrollment. 
  • Monday-Friday 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

The Preschool Program Includes:

  • Nutritious breakfast, lunch and snack
  • Swim lessons with YMCA instructors
  • Challenging, theme-related learning experiences
  • Daily physical activities, including access to outdoor playground, indoor gym and play-area
  • Parent meetings and open door policy
  • Scholarships available for families in need
  • Childcare Certificates (vouchers) accepted
  • Daily schedules balanced with structure and free choice play

The YMCA's Character Development traits (Honesty, Responsibility, Caring, Respect, and Faith) are implemented throughout the program.

Questions? Contact Tori Glover at or call (423) 266-3766. 



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Our Mission: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. 

Our Mission to Inclusion: At the YMCA, we strongly believe we should all work together toward achieving a member environment that is welcoming for individuals, regardless of age, religion, abilities, gender or socioeconomic status. To achieve our mission of empowering all people to reach their full potential, the Y is committed to providing an environment that embodies our core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility.