Middlesex Y Preschool Programs Now Accepting Enrollment Applications

Giving children a chance to create is a great way for them to express themselves, explore, and learn to problem-solve.


Children benefit from exposure and practice in all types of art, including music, visual art (drawing, painting, sculpting), roleplay and open-ended play, dance, poetry, and more. Adults can actively encourage this type of learning by:

  • Listening to music, singing songs, and repeating rhymes

  • Providing open-ended activities — like toy kitchens or blocks — to encourage pretend play

  • Looking at and talking about art with children — use descriptive words, talk about how the art makes you feel and what it makes you think of

  • Working with clay or play dough to help children strengthen their hands and express themselves through sculpture at the same time

  • Dancing to different types of music and moving your body fast or slow to draw attention to rhythm and tone

  • Reading wordless books with children and talking through the story together

Let our caring teachers help prepare your child for kindergarten. We offer two programs. Year round full day program at the Middlesex YMCA and a program at MacDonough elementary school that follows the MPS school calendar.


School readiness funding keeps the cost affordable for all families regardless of your income level. The Y welcomes all families

Learn more at https://www.midymca.org/preschool

6.3.2021 Creative role playing of being a butterfly!

Butterfly pretend play! While our preschoolers wait for their caterpillars to turn into a butterfly, they are enjoying some creative play outside wearing butterfly wings!


As children grow, they begin to understand and use language to communicate. Eventually, they begin to understand that pictures and words convey meaning. Key areas of development include:

  • Understanding language

  • Using language to communicate

  • Appreciating books

  • Drawing and beginning to write

Let our caring teachers help prepare your child for kindergarten. We offer two programs. Year round full day program at the Middlesex YMCA and a program at MacDonough elementary school that follows the MPS school calendar.


School readiness funding keeps the cost affordable for all families regardless of your income level. The Y welcomes all families!


Learn more at https://www.midymca.org/preschool



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