Where Care Meets Achievement
The YMCA offers programs to help your child succeed in the classroom. Whether you're a new parent looking to learn how to best prepare your young one for school, or looking for a fun, enriching place for your older child to spend time after school until you get off work, the YMCA has programs aimed at helping giving them the best chance at a bright future. Our Two Much Fun Class and Discovery Preschool introduce children into the fun world of learning. The Ottawa Y runs a Before and After School Program at The Ottawa YMCA and at Wallace Grade School in Ottawa. The Y also offers a Summer Day Camp Program at the YMCA location only.
Scholarships for YMCA After School Program are available thanks to the LaSalle County United Way and the Ottawa YMCA Annual Campaign
To sign up for Childcare Programs you must come to YMCA and submit Registration paperwork and pay Registration Fee.
YMCA Membership is required to be enrolled in Discovery Preschool and Two Much Fun.
If you are signing your child up for 20-21 Discovery Preschool online
please print and fill out Preschool Registration form below and bring to Open House, August 26, 2020
Two Much Fun Class
Our main focus in two-year-old classroom is to provide positive, developmentally age-appropriate experiences to help your child
grow. These experiences are provided to meet your child's needs and to stimulate their learning in all developmental areas, including: physical, social, emotional, and intellectual. We can't wai to welcome our new two year olds! This year will be full of fun, learning, songs, art, new friends and so much more! Watch your child bloom and change throughout the year!
One time activity fee: $30
Tuesday/Thursday 10:00-11:30am $50/month
*YMCA Membership is required.
YMCA Discovery Preschool
We believe the values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for quality of life. Because of the Y Preschool, kids have the opportunity to be creative, explore their environment and develop problem solving skills through self discovery and teacher assisted activities. At the Y, kids learn their ABC's, to share, sportsmanship, and most importantly, learn how to be themselves. Those qualities make for confident kids today, contributing and engaged adults tomorrow. In addition, all our children receive swim lessons!
One time activity fee of $35
Monday/Wednesday/Friday 8:45am-12:00pm $144/month
Tuesday/Thursday 8:45am-12:00pm $96/month
*May register for one or both programs. YMCA Membership is required.
YMCA Summer Preschool Camps
SCAMPER CAMPERS (ages 2-3)
Meets Monday through Thursday from 9:00-10:00am
Price per session is $30 members/$60 program participants
CAMP-I-WANNA-GO (ages 4-6, not in K)
Meets Monday though Thursday 10:15-12:00pm
Price per session is $50 members/$100 program participants
SESSION 1: Hawaiian Hullabaloo
SESSION 2: Dino & Dragon Adventures
SESSION 3: Out of This World
SESSION 4: Double Dog Dare You
SESSION 5: Ahoy Pirates & Priness Adventure
*NEW* ALL DAY SUMMER PRESCHOOL CAMP
Ages 4-5, not completed Kindergarten
Hours 6:30am-6:00pm Breakfast and Snack Included
Swimming, Field Trips and so much more!
Registration Fee $35
Weekly Rate $125 members/ $165 program participant
Daily Rate $35 members/ $45 program participant
Ottawa YMCA After School Program-OES & Satellite
Before school starts at 6:30am and the bus will pick the children up at the Y and deliver them to school. The Y will provide a light breakfast snack and activity or homework help before school.
Our staff is fun, friendly, and carefully selected for your children! They are all trained in First Aid/CPR and are taught to engage children to ensure they build self- esteem, develop interpersonal skills, and make long lasting friendships and memories. Registration and weekly fees apply. Scholarships are available by appointment 815-433-2395
Before/After School 2019-2020 Rates
**NO REFUNDS OR CREDITS WILL BE GIVEN FOR MISSED DAYS.**
One Time Registration Fee: $35 per child per school year
BEFORE SCHOOL (OES/Wallace)
Daily $5.00 Member $10.00 Program Participant
Weekly $20.00 Member $45.00 Program Participant
AFTER SCHOOL(OES/Wallace/Grand Ridge)
Daily $10.00 Member $15.00 Program Participant
Weekly $40.00 Member $70.00 Program Participant
* Half Days included in weekly rates
HALF DAY RATES
Daily $17.50 Member $22.50 Program Participant
FULL DAYS & HOLIDAY CAMP RATES
Daily $35.00 Member $45.00 Program Participant
Weekly $125.00 Member $165.00 Program Participant
Monday thru Friday 6:30 am-8:15 am
OES-Monday – Wednesday – Thursday - Friday 3:00 pm-6:00 pm
Tuesday 2:30 pm-6:00 pm
WALLACE-Monday through Friday 2:30 pm-6:00 pm
GRAND RIDGE- After School Only - Monday through Friday until 6:00pm
Half Day 11:30 am-6:00 pm
Full Day (At Ottawa YMCA) 6:30 am–6:00 pm
YMCA Summer Day Camp
Remember the fun of summer when you were a kid? Exploring the outdoors, spending time with friends, playing games and splashing in the pool? At Y Day Camp,we create an exciting, safe environment for kids to have an unforgettable summer of fun. And while they’re taking part in unique experiences and adventures, they’re also building self-esteem, developing interpersonal skills and making lasting friendships and memories.