Shooting Stars

A Preschool Experience for 3-4-year-olds.

Shooting Stars integrates the YMCA facilities with a traditional preschool experience. Shooting Stars if offered Monday/ Wednesday and/or Tuesday/ Thursday and runs from 9:00am - 11:30am each day during the school year. Each two day session includes one swim time. Children must be potty trained. Children will have an opportunity to develop an increased ability to think, reason, question, and experiment. They learn how to follow directions and make choices in an environment filled with language and enrichment opportunities. 

Our Curriculum

Our cirriculum is a blend of teacher directed and individual learning experiences. Traditional preschool education includes concepts, colors, number and letter recognition. Other activities include circle time, stories, center time, music, science, art, and daily gym time for large motor development. The cirriculum is planned to promote fun and learning for your child, as we strive to support the needs and desires of the families in our program.

Our Goals
  • Promote a safe, warm, comfortable environment in which each child can build strong, positive relationships with adults and children alike.
  • To understand each child's needs and maintain open communication with parents/ caregivers to strengthen the family unit.
  • To model the YMCA core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.
  • To encourage individual development of self-esteem and confidence.
Shooting Stars

Shooting Stars cost per 2 day session: 
Member Rate: $28
Non-Member Rate: $30

2023-2024 program registration is open February 7th. 
Registration form.

Wrap Around Care & Friday Care

Your child will enjoy extended hours at the Superior YMCA. Rest time, activities, free play, gym time, playground time, and much more will be included. Bring a bag lunch. Wrap around care is available Monday - Thursday 7:00am - 9:00am and 11:30am - 5:30pm, and Friday 7:00am - 5:30pm. 

Shooting Stars & Wrap Around (cost per 2 day session): 
M/W or T/TH Wrap around Care 
Member Rate: $46
Non-Member Rate: $47

Friday care
Member Rate: $36
Non-Member Rate: $38

Programs will begin September 5th, 2023.

Childcare Financial Assistance

If you are looking for YMCA Childcare or camp but are unable to afford the full cost, you may be eligible to receive financial assistance. Complete an APPLICATION FOR CHILDCARE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE and return it to Kim, our Childcare Director.

Once approved, you will be contacted by Kim. After you have been contacted, you may register for childcare/camp. If you have any questions about the financial assistance program for childcare or camp please contact Kim, our Childcare Director, at 715-392-5611 EXT 101 or

The Superior Douglas County Family YMCA reserves the right to verify financial information as well as reserves the right to accept or deny financial assistance.

Contact Childcare Director Kim Martin with any questions. 715-392-5611