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Early Learning Center

Early Learning Center at the Griffith Family YMCA offers several day care and preschool program options to accommodate the needs of the child and their parents. All programs and classes are taught by degreed/licensed teachers to help your child reach his/her full potential academically and socially. We offer an academic curriculum that exceeds Indiana preschool standards and is designed to prepare your child for their entrance into kindergarten. Our preschool program provides the tools and activities for the children to experiment while promoting our four core values: caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Our preschool is unique because we offer gym class each day in our program. For our preschool events for the children and families throughout the year, please contact our Early Learning Center Director. Registration for our 2017-18 school year begins March 13, 2017.

Read our newsletter here: Early Learning Center Newsletter


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Licensed Day Care

  • Full & half day care available year-round
  • Cost includes preschool
  • Open to children ages 2-5
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Preschool Programs

  • Two, Three and Five day programs available year-round
  • Summer preschool sessions available
  • Advanced Learning program for kindergarten prep (ALPHA)
  • Open to children ages 3-5
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What do parents have to say about our preschool program?


I wanted to let you know how pleased we are with the Preschool program at the Griffith Y. Our daughter has really blossomed! She tells us about the different activities she does every day, like making rocks come up from volcanos and learning songs. Particularly impressive is that she is really taking in the Spanish lessons - she has been counting in Spanish and using new phrases without us even prompting her. Overall she loves the program, the other kids and the teachers. She is happy and engaged which means we are very happy too! Thank you so much for helping to make this program available! ~Naomi Palagi

My daughter feels much more comfortable at the Griffth Y than she did at her last preschool. I see a lot of papers and arts and crafts come home so it makes me feel confident she is learning a lot. The teachers are friendly and welcoming and always answer my questions. Overall I am pleased with the program. ~Lisa Cisneros

Questions about our Early Learning Center?

Please contact Susan Pierson or call 219 750 1082.






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