Preschool Childcare 


We strive to provide quality early childhood education in a caring, safe, positive, structured environment that emphasizes on the building blocks needed to promote healthy child development. The Y embodies the values, policies, and practices that support the right of every infant, toddler, preschooler, kindergarten, school age child and their family, regardless of ability, to participate in a broad range of activities and contexts as full members of families, communities and society. The desired results of inclusive experiences for children with and without disabilities and their families include a sense of belonging and membership, positive social relationships and friendships, and development and learning to reach their full potential. Financial Assistance for preschool is available for those who qualify.


Preschool Curriculum Statement


Supported by an understanding of children’s learning styles, interests, and PA Early Learning Standards, our curriculum is designed to provide activities that enhance cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development. Therefore,  contributing to a child’s success in school and throughout life.  The curriculum follows Creative Curriculum and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) supporting growth and development of youth in seven key learning areas:  Literacy, Science, Math/Problem Solving, Arts, Social Competence, Fitness/Nutrition, and Technology.  This curriculum support a unique learning environment that stimulates a child’s curiosity while reinforcing essential academic standards.




Infants                    Ages 6 weeks -12 months

                               Ratios:  1/4


Toddlers                 Ages 12 - 36 months

                              Ratios:  Toddler 1:  1/5

                              Ratios:  Toddler 2:  1/6


Preschoolers          Ages 3 - 5

                              Ratios:   1/10



Click the links below to visit the location page / download the Registration Packet


Allentown Branch - Registration Packet

Bethlehem Branch - Registration Packet 

Forks Education Center - Registration Packet

Nazareth Branch - Registration Packet

Suburban North Branch - Registration Packet


Join the Y


Households across our community have different needs so we offer a variety of membership types. Each of our locations offer many different programs, schedules, and classes therefore offerings and fees may vary by branch.


Please select a branch near you for more information


Greater Valley YMCA Membership Handbook

Financial Assistance


Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. At The Y, no child, family or adult is turned away due to an inability to pay.


Financial assistance awards are assessed on a case by case basis during a one-on-one, confidential session with a staff member. Those interested in applying for our financial assistance program are encouraged to download this form, or stop in to any of our branches to learn more and pick up an application.

Program Registration


To register for member and non-member programs, please use our secure Online Registration.

Our Mission  |  To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.