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 that uses Teaching Strategies Gold Curriculum.

In working closely with the PTS Kindergarten teachers, it is recommended for the easiest transition to kindergarten that students entering kindergarten Fall 2024 should be enrolled in the 5-day morning or afternoon class. While all classes promote excellence, the 5-day class is proven to set up incoming kindergarteners for the most success.

As a participant in our preschool, your family will also have the opportunity to join so many activities the Y has to offer. Financial scholarships are available for families in need. See the front desk for details and to pick-up an application.

2023-2024 School Year Information  

The 2023- 2024 School Year runs Tuesday, September 5, 2023 thru Friday, May 17, 2024, following the Portage Township Schools Calendar for most holidays and breaks.

Students who are promoted to Kindergarten in Fall 2024, 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 18, 2024, immediately following the commencement ceremony at Woodland Park, Portage, IN.

First months class fees are due by September 1, 2023 and continue monthly through May 1, 2024. A non-refundable $50 registration fee is due at the time of registration. Automatic monthly payments are required.

2023-2023 Flyer
2023-2024 School Year Calendar
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)- COMING SOON
Monthly Youth Program Policy
2023-2024 Preschool Parent Handbook - COMING SOON

Brianna Manning, Director of Enrichment & Recreation