Shooting Stars Preschool (Ages 3-5)

Shooting Stars is a full-time preschool program that integrates YMCA facilities with a traditional preschool experience. It is offered from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Children have the opportunity to swim twice per week. Please note that children must be potty trained. Through this program, children have the opportunity to develop an increased ability to think, reason, question, and experiment. They also learn how to follow directions and make choices in an environment filled with language and enrichment opportunities.
Our Curriculum

Our curriculum 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. Daily lessons are 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.
  • Understand each child's needs and maintain open communication with parents/caregivers to strengthen the family unit.
  • Model the YMCA core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.
  • Encourage individual development of self-esteem and confidence.
Shooting Stars

Shooting Stars Weekly Rate: Shooting Stars has limited space available, and families must contract for a spot in the program. Beginning June 10, only full-time spots will be offered, and the weekly tuition of $205 will be scheduled each week on a bank account, debit card, or credit card.

If you are interested in enrolling your child in the Shooting Stars Preschool, your first step will be to add your child to our waiting list. You will be contacted about openings and a tour. Join the waiting list now! We do have several openings for the summer of 2024 that could extend to a full-time spot this fall or can be canceled at any time with a two-week notice if your child's fall plans will change.

Contact District Vice President Emily Marshall with any questions: 218-241-8067 or