Early Learning Center Expansion

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About Our Program

The Bath YMCA’s Enrichment Program is an all-inclusive, child-centered program that is accredited through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Our program offers full-day and half-day opportunities for children ages 3 to 5 years old to interact in an inclusive, child-directed environment.

Our focus is on learning through the developmental areas of social-emotional, physical, cognitive and language - utilizing “play” as the focal point for all learning.  We respect and support children in the acquisition of new skills, believing that children learn at their own pace, developing skills as they build upon gained knowledge. A typical day is structured with individual and group activities and free and structured play time, with a strong focus on outdoor play and learning.

The Bath YMCA maintains numerous community partnerships, including public partnerships with RSU1 and West Bath school districts to provide free preschool to 4 year olds. We never turn families away for inability to pay, offering financial aid and accepting Child Care Subsidy Program (CCSP) funding. All children in our preschool program receive free meals and snacks each day through the Y’s year-round food program.

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Our Plans & Progress

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Architectural Renderings

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Two-Classroom North Building - Under Construction

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Proposed Early Learning Center Expansion

In the News


"Bath YMCA Expanding Child Care Program" in The Times Record

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"King Calls for More Access to Childcare in Bath Visit" in The Times Record

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For More Information


For more information, contact Annie Colaluca, Childcare Director at the Bath Area Family YMCA at annie@bathymca.org or Caroline Kurrus, Chief Development Officer at caroline@bathymca.org or 207.443.4112.