The Somerville YMCA Pre-K and Kindergarten Out-of-School Time Child Care Program for 4-6 year old children is now accepting registrations for Fall 2023. 


Program Days & Hours of Operation:
Monday thru Friday

11:30 am-6:00 pm School Year

7:45 am-5:45 pm Vacation weeks & Summer

Summer Program Dates: June 24th – August 23rd

Program Location:
97 Highland Avenue (next to the YMCA)

Program Ages:
4 -6 years

Program Cost:
$75 on Full Days/Early Release Days and $50 on Regular Afterschool Days.

Summer Program Cost: $350 per Weekly Session, 

$50/week per child Non-Refundable Deposit required on registration

Vouchers and Contracts accepted.  Sliding fee scale available for all families.


Summer 2024:

2024 Pre-K/K Summer Program Enrollment Form

2024 Pre-K/K Summer Program Brochure

School Year 24-25:

2024-2025 PreK/K School Year Registration

Somerville YMCA 24-25 Pre-K/K Parent Handbook

Pre-K/K 24-25 Brochure

2024-2025 PreK/K Closure Dates




The Somerville YMCA Pre-K/K OST program’s philosophy is to provide a safe, stimulating and reliable child care environment to foster self-esteem, meet each child’s individual needs and promote the physical, intellectual and social/ emotional well-being of the Preschool age child.

The Pre-K teaching team is dedicated to providing a safe and fulfilling learning environment with a nurturing atmosphere for all our children, their families, and our staff.

Our programs are designed to provide each child with a variety of positive, healthy and interesting activities throughout each week.  The staff are trained and experienced in working with children.  Many of them have a degree in education or in the human service field(s).  The Y provides them with ongoing professional development and trainings throughout the year.  Our staff meets all the Department of Early Education and Care (DEEC) requirements for licensed care programs.  All of these regulations/standards can be found at the state website at  We are also a NAEYC Accredited Program. NAEYC is the national accrediting body for early childhood programs.

The Somerville YMCA Preschool enrollment reflects the rich diversity of Somerville and the surrounding areas. Our multicultural atmosphere promotes a greater knowledge, understanding and acceptance of our local and world communities.


Each classroom maintains a staff/ratio of 1 teacher to every 1o children.  Children entering the program must be 4 years old by September 1, 2023.  We have two classrooms of 4-5.9 year olds


Transportation provided from the following Pre-K schools:

  • Prospect Hill Charter Academy Pre-K
  • Capuano Pre-K
  • East Somerville Pre-K
  • Argenziano Pre-K


  • STEAM Based Activities
  • Backyard Outdoor Play Space
  • Large Indoor Gym Space
  • Computers in Each Classroom
  • Curriculum Based Art Projects
  • Social/Emotional Enrichment

We make full use of community resources such as Somerville Community Growing Center, Somerville Public Library, and neighborhood playgrounds.


Families are our partners in providing each child with individual educational and behavioral goals. We maintain open lines of communication with families and invite families to participate frequently in Preschool events:

  • Family Nights
  • Family Trainings
  • Volunteering for field trips and classroom activities
  • Sharing of family’s cultures and traditions are all part of being a Y Preschool Family


The Somerville YMCA Preschool is a partnership site of the Somerville Partnership for Young Children (SPYC) whose focus is on Expanding Early Education Opportunities for the children and families of Somerville. Somerville Partnership for Young Children Program


We provide full day care on early release days, vacation weeks and summer.

We provide breakfast on full days and a PM snack every day.