Our Early Learning Center provides high-quality education for children ages 2 - 5. The licensed and certified teachers and caregivers teach children throughout the day with a variety of age appropriate activities that focus on education through physical, emotional and cognitive experiences. 

Hours: Monday - Friday 6:30AM - 6:00PM

*DUE TO COVID-19: Facility tours are available by appointment only after 6:00pm.

2’s (2 year olds):

Children will develop social emotional needs and expressions.  Children will be introduced to literacy, math, science and art.  We will support families with potty training.  Children will get to have large motor time outside or in one of the gyms during inclement weather.

Two Year Old Rates:

Days         Y members        Community Participants

2 Days      $140                  $155

3 Days      $190                  $205

5 Days      $220                  $235

3K (3-4 year olds):

Children will continue to develop their social emotion needs and expressions.  Children will explore literacy, math, science and art.  3K students will have two days of swimming, one day with a swim lesson and one day free choice swim in the activity area.

3K Rates:

Days         Y Members        Community Participants

2 Days      $110                  $125

3 Days      $145                  $160

5 Days      $185                  $200

P4J Wrap Around Care (4-5 year olds):

Children will be provided to take before and after their P4J class.  While not attending P4J children will have time to explore art, music, science, math and social emotional development.  They will also have swim time once a week.

  • Before Care: 6:30AM - 8:45AM
  • After Care: 3:45PM - 6:00PM

4K Wrap Care Rates:

Days         Y Members        Community Participants

1 Day        $35                    $40

5 Days      $160                  $175

P4J/Wrap - 4 Year Old’s Summer

Children that have not yet turned 5 years old (even if they have completed P4J) by June 1st, would enroll in our Early Learning Center for “pre” Camp. This program offers swim two days a week, play outside and onsite field trips, as they are available.  Children will be offered a “lie low” time as they get ready to transition to kindergarten.

4K Summer Rates:

Days         Y members        Community Participants

2 Days       $70                        $85

3 Days       $115                      $130

5 Days       $150                      $165


P4J Program:

The YMCA is a host site for P4J.  We offer both a morning and afternoon P4J class.  P4J is a Janesville School District program where the children will learn through their play, participate in small groups and other structured activities.  We will be incorporating writing, math phonemic awareness, and social emotional learning into our everyday learning.  There is no cost to attend P4J.  Registration takes place with the Janesville School District.  Please contact: Peggy at 608-743-5038.

  • AM Session: 8:30-11:30 
  • PM Session: 12:30-3:30



What to bring to school:

*Everything should be labeled with child’s first and last name.

  • Blanket for nap time
  • Cot Sheet (crib sheets work best) for nap time
  • Diapers (if still potty training or need a diaper for nap time)
  • Water bottle
  • Extra change of clothes
  • Swimsuit (3K and Wrap care only)
  • Flip Flops (3K and Wrap care only)
  • Beach Towel (3K and Wrap care only)
  • Puddle Jumper/PFD (3K and Wrap care only)

The YMCA will provide the children with:

  • 2% or skim milk
  • Breakfast in the morning at 9:00am
  • Lunch at noon
  • Afternoon snack at 3:00pm but no later than 4:00pm

For more information, please contact Penny Tahtinen at ptahtinen@ymcajanesville.org or (608) 754-9622 ext. 112.