Preparing for the future

Ages 2-5

All kids have great potential. The Y is committed to helping young children to learn, play and make friends as they work on skills that prepare them for the academic years ahead. A leading nonprofit strengthening community through youth development, we work every day to help them build skills and confidence for success in both the classroom and on the playground. 

The Portage YMCA Preschool Academy is a nine month program for children 2-5 yrs old who are one, two or three years away from kindergarten. Our dedicated teachers help children reach their full potential in an academically structured environment. They work closely with the PTS Kindergarten  teachers to assist us in remaining current on all the requirements your child will need for school success. As a participant in our preschool, your family will also have the opportunity to join so many activities the Y has to offer at the member rate. Financial scholarships are available for low income families.

  2022-2023 School Year Information  

The 2022- 2023 School Year runs Tuesday, September 6, 2022 thru Friday, May 19, 2023, following the Portage Township Schools Calendar for most holidays and breaks. Students who are promoted to Kindergarten in Fall 2023, will be celebrated at a formal Graduation Ceremony. Every student and their families are welcome to attend the Family Field Day Picnic on Saturday, May 20, 2023, immediately following the commencement ceremony at Woodland Park, Portage, IN.

First months class fees are due by September 1, 2022 and continue monthly through May 1, 2023. A non-refundable $50 registration fee is due at the time of registration. Automatic monthly payments are required.

2022-2023 Flyer
2022-2023 School Year Calendar
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Monthly Youth Program Policy
2022-2023 Preschool Parent Handbook


Mrs. Dee and Ms. Priscilla CLASSROOM WISHLIST Mrs. Amber and Ms.Tay CLASSROOM WISHLIST


Special thanks to the United Way of Northwest Indiana for financially supporting our preschool program through grant funds that enrich the learning environment for our students. 
Brianna Manning, Director of Enrichment & Recreation