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Now Accepting Children Ages 1-5 years old, Including Our New

Now Accepting Children Ages 1-5 years old, Including Our New "Fall 5" Class!


The Downtown YMCA Child Development Center is a Three-Star Preschool, meeting the needs of working parents by providing affordable tuition for exmplary care in the Downtown area.


Introducing Our "Fall 5" Class, Now Enrolling

The Fall 5's Classroom at the Downtown Preschool is a unique environment designed for those children who narrowly missed the Kindergarten starting date, due to their fall birthday. By providing challenging developmenally appropriate activites everday for children whose birthdays fall between August and the end of December, the YMCA Preschool offers learning opportunities that keep pace with the needs of these children. It is our desire to allow our Fall 5's learners to take advantage of the skills they have already aquired and continue on the path to becoming confident readers and writers. The building blocks for a succesful entrance into kindergarten are the primary focus of this classroom.

Program Includes:

  • Nutritious breakfast, lunch and snack
  • Swim lessons with YMCA instructors
  • Challenging, theme-related learning experiences
  • Daily physical activities, including access to outdoor playground, indoor gym and play-area
  • Parent meetings and open door policy
  • Scholarships available for families in need
  • Child Care Certificates (vouchers) accepted
  • Daily schedules balanced with structure and free choice play
  • The YMCA's Character Development traits (Honesty, Responsibility, Caring, Respect, and Faith) are implemented throughout the program

Location and Hours

Downtown Family YMCA, 301 W. 6th St, Chattanooga, TN 37402


Monday-Friday,  7am-6pm
Ages 1 - 5 years old

Ready to setup a tour?/Questions about pricing and availability?:                                                                                                      
Delane Ogden, Preschool Director, dogden@ymcachattanooga.org     

(423) 266-3766

CLASS                   STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO         

Toddlers                                   6:1                               
(1 yr olds)

Early Learners                           8:1                               
(2 yr olds)                                 

Preschoolers                             13:1                              
(3 yr olds)

(4 & 5 yr olds)                           16:1                               

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