The Phelps Ingersoll Center for Children provides high quality, professional childcare and early childhood education to children age 3 – 5 years. The center provides a safe and nurturing environment that promotes the physical, social, emotional and cognitive development of young children.  In addition, the Center acts as an education resource for parents and provides assistance in meeting the needs of the families served.


The preschool is licensed by the state of Connecticut, accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), and funded by the Middletown School Readiness Program. The Center uses the Middletown Preschool Curriculum, developed from the CT Preschool Curriculum and Assessment Frameworks. All preschool sites are staffed by well trained, caring professionals who will take great care of your child as they develop their own talents, uniqueness, and independence.



  • Located at 99 Union Street.

  • Open Monday through Friday year round from 7:15 am to 5:15 pm. (Including summer).

  • Breakfast, lunch, and snack included. Meals are nutritious and served in accordance with the regulations of the USDA Food Program.

  • Fee: Tuition is assessed via a sliding scale fee for eligible families. Weekly fee is determined by household income. Care 4 Kids accepted.

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YMCA @ Macdonough Elementary

  • Located at 66 Spring Street.

  • Operates according to the Middletown Public School calendar. Hours are 8:50am to 3:35pm when school is in session.

  • Snack included. Lunch is NOT included. Children must bring their own lunch. 

  • Fee: Tuition is assessed via a sliding scale fee for eligible families. Weekly fee is determined by household income. Care 4 Kids accepted.

General Infomation

To inquire about a tour or enrollment or for general questions/inquiries, please click here. 


For more information on:

  • Middletown School Readiness Program, please click here.  

  • Preschool Assessment Framework Curriculum used by our program, please click here

  • USDA Nutritional Guidelines, please click here.

Inclement Weather

In the event of inclement weather, Macdonough site will follow the Middletown Public Schools delay/closing schedule.

For information about the status of the Preschool at 99 Union Street dial 860-347-6907 (ext. 6) to hear an automated recording on whether or not the preschool will be open in the event of inclement weather. 

Important Forms

For an Enrollment form, please click here.

Forms may then be emailed to, faxed to 860-343-6272, or delivered/mailed to the YMCA located at 99 Union Street. You will be contacted via phone or email by the Director when there is a space available for your child to enroll.

Application, to be completed upon enrolling in the program, please click here.

List of Items to Bring for Enrollment, please click here.

Physical/Immunizations form, please click here. 

Authorization of Medication Administration by Childcare Personnel form (to be completed by child’s Doctor and parent/guardian), please click here. 

YMCA Phelps Ingersoll Parent Handbook, please click here.

Care4Kids Website, please click here

Care 4 Kids Application, please click here.

Care 4 Kids Parent-Provider Agreement (PPA), please click here

Care 4 Kids Applications and PPA’s should be completed by families and submitted to the Phelps Ingersoll Center for Children located at 99 Union Street via email, fax, mail, or in person. The YMCA will then complete the provider portions and will submit all information to Care 4 Kids.