Summer - Kindergarten Jump Start

Our Kindergarten Jump Start program makes the most of the summer to get your child kindergarten ready! Our state licensed program is led by qualified teachers and designed to equip preschoolers with the skills they need for kindergarten. Our curriculum includes academics such as reading, writing, math and science as well as social skills. We offer two summer sessions. While one is Literacy focused and the other is Math focused, other academic components will also be covered.  All preschoolers and kindergarten children welcome. 

  • Session 1 - Focus on Literacy: June 14- July 16 (no classes June 14 and July 5)
  • Session 2 - Focus on Math: July 19 - August 20
  • Monday-Friday - half day program 
  • $80 Weekly
  • $30 Registration Fee (waived for those who attended our school year preschool)

Virtual Preschool

We have spots open in our Virtual Spring Preschool for the 2020-2021 school year. Please visit our Virtual Preschool website for more information.
Grant opportunities are available for no cost and reduced cost preschool options. Please email Ed at for more information and to register. 

To receive updates on the 2021-22 school year please send an email to 

Full Day Preschool

ODJFS Licensed and Highly Star Rated - AGES 3-5

Registration for the 2020-2021 is available now. The YMCA has opportunities available for low and reduced cost preschool. Our preschool follows guidance from Columbus City Schools during the COVID pandemic.  Our schedule and rates may be adjusted accordingly. To receive updates on Fall 2020 information please send an email to 

At YMCA Preschool, we carefully design every activity to expand their imaginations and encourage lifelong, positive values. We follow the nationally recognized Creative Curriculum® and focus on kindergarten readiness skills.

Full Day Preschool at Hilltop YMCA 

$160 Weekly
$30 Registration fee

Income based Grant opportunities available PFCC accepted


Full Day Preschool at Fairwood Alternative Elementary

Monday-Friday (4 & 5 Year Olds)
$160 Weekly
$30 Registration Fee
Income based Grant opportunities available PFCC accepted


All children must be potty trained prior to enrollment in any session.





For tours, questions about the program and grants available please contact: 

Ed Thomas
Preschool Coordinator
(614) 288-8084 

Shannon Whitfield
Associate Regional Director of Early Learning
614-885-4252, ext. 3019