Looking for a GREAT preschool? The Y has you covered!

Now located at our NEW site: Ridgeview Elementary School building!


As one of the largest non-profit organizations in our community, the YMCA offers two preschool educational programs in order to provide children a safe and nurturing environment in which to learn, grow, and thrive.

In the Y’s preschool programs, your child will build social skills, conflict-resolution skills, self-esteem, and friendships! Our teachers are professionally trained and certified, with continual professional development in order to ensure the best, most current practices in the classroom. At the Y, we strive to form a partnership with every family based on mutual trust, understanding, and respect.

Preschool Curriculum

Our preschool curriculum promotes individual growth through learning, explorations, and creativity. By allowing children to explore their own interests, this curriculum promotes social, emotional, and physical development, as well as language, anti-bias literacy, math, and critical thinking.

In order to develop the whole child based on their individual developmental needs, the curriculum also includes learning centers, music, arts and crafts, Literacy Lending Library, computers, Pre-Fit, a creative movement program, character development,  swimming (indoor heated pool swim time), physical education (gym time), learning with technology, and the arts.

Proud Members of the School City of Hobart Ready, Set, Go! Pre-K to Kindergarten Our preschool program is part of the Founding Members of Ready, Set, Go. Since 2010 we have worked towards early childhood excellence in Hobart. We are honored to be collaborative partners in Hobart and on behalf of the School City of Hobart's youngest citizens!


A $60.00 non-refundable registration fee, the completed preschool registration packet, along with a birth certificate and immunization records are requested at the time of registration. Registration is the only way to guarantee your child(ren) placement in our programs.

Our program fills quickly and we make every effort to ensure no one is turned away - please register early.

For more information please contact Preschool Coordinator Christy Renn at crenn@hobartymca.org or by calling 219-942-2183 Ext. 12

Preschool Programs

We have 4 programs to choose from:

Preschool: 3 year AM / 3 year PM
Member Rate: $72 / monthly
Non-Member Rate: $120 / monthly

Pre-Kindergarten (PreK): 4 & 5 year AM / 4 & 5 year PM
Member Rate: $90 / monthly
Non-Member Rate: $135 / monthly

Your child must be 3 years old on or before August 1, 2020, to enter the 3-year-old program and/or must be 4 years old on or before August 1, 2020, to enter the 4 & 5-year-old program.


Preschool 3 Year Class Program

The morning classes are held on Mondays and Wednesdays. Class is from 9:30 am - 11:30 am. An afternoon class will be added once the morning class is full. The afternoon class time is from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm. Please inquiry afternoon class questions to Christy at crenn@hobartymca.org

Monday & Wednesday : 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Pre-Kindergarten 4 & 5 Year Class Program

Classes are held on Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays. Please inquiry class questions to Christy at crenn@hobartymca.org

Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 9:00 am - 11:30 am


Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

The Hobart Family YMCA and the School City of Hobart do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, or individuals with disabilities, including English proficiency. 

Growing and Confident!

This is our 3rd child to attend the Preschool program at the Hobart YMCA, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. We are so comfortable leaving our child with Ms. Christy and the rest of the teachers here at the Y. Cooper has grown tremendously in the Y Preschool Program. He is becoming more outgoing and educated each day he comes home. He really is looking forward to coming back this fall.

Tom and Cassie Clark