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Preschool and Kindergarten

The first six years of a child’s life are crucial; a time when children develop their mental and social functions at a rapid pace. This development is greatly influenced by their educational environment.

Through the use of guided self-discovery and experiential learning, the Y’s Early Education Center teachers focus on providing experiences to facilitate your child’s cognitive, social, physical, and emotional growth. Each day offers unique, expertly designed programs.

Merrimack YMCA –
Frederic E. Shaw Early Education Center:
Full day care for ages 6 weeks – 6 years and part-time programs are available under the leadership and supervision of certified early childhood educators. The Y is a state licensed preschool child care program. A structured kindergarten curriculum is provided including whole language with a strong phonics component. The learning experience is complemented by enrichment classes for full-time preschool and kindergarten.

2015-2016  RATES:
Full Day Child Care (Monday – Friday 7am – 6pm)
Infant (6 weeks-1 year): $$237 Y mbrs / $262 non Y mbrs
*Please contact Kristie Perreault if interested in infant care.

Toddler One’s:  $227 Y mbrs / $252 non Y mbrs
Toddler Two’s:  $222 Y mbrs / $245 non Y mbrs
Preschool:  $210 Y mbrs / $235 non Y mbrs
Pre-K:  $202 Y mbrs / $227 non Y mbrs
*Part-time/Half day options are available

Kindergarten Full Day & Child Care (Monday – Friday 7am – 6pm)
Any day the Y Child Care program is open
$189 Y mbrs / $214 non Y mbrs

Kindergarten Full Day Only (Monday – Friday 9am – 3pm)
Merrimack school district calendar
$144 Y mbrs / $169 non Y mbrs

Kindergarten Extension Program
For children attending public kindergarten. Morning and afternoon programs are offered along with bus transportation between Merrimack schools and the Y. Call for details.

1/2 Day Program Only (8am – 12pm or 11am – 3pm)
$96 Y Members / $121 Non Y Members (per week)

1/2 Day Program plus Child Care (7am – 6pm)
$147 Y Family Members / $172 Non Y Members (per week)

A registration fee is due when registering, equal to one week’s tuition.  This deposit pays for the 1st week of school in the fall.
Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Contact Elizabeth Witmer for more information at 603-881-7778 or ewitmer@nmymca.org