Preschool & Child Care


The YMCA offers preschool and child care by the hour at the YMCA facility in Medford.  Information about the YMCA afterschool program offered at elementary schools in the Medford, Phoenix-Talent, Central Point and Eagle Point school districts is found on the Afterschool Programs page.

Financial Assistance is available and DHS is accepted. For times and details read the Child Care Brochure and Price Sheet (scroll down to second page).


YMCA state-certified preschool for ages 3 to 5 years old includes swim lessons and movement education along with early school readiness.  Caring, energetic professionals follow the Creative Curriculum fostering the developmental growth of language, social, emotional and life skills.  Our center based environment is designed with each unique child’s age and developmental needs in mind.  Centers offer exploration with science, math, art and dramatic play integrating small and large motor skill experiences.  Snack included.  10:1 maximum ratio. To register, please print, complete and return the Preschool Registration Form and Health Form.  For the Preschool program at Ruch School then use the registration form Ruch Preschool Registration Form.

Child Care by the hour

YMCA state-certified child care by the hour for ages 3 to 6 years old is designed with flexibility in mind for parents who work or need care. We bill you once a month, only for the hours you use. The times offered match beautifully with our preschool classes or can be used alone to add simplicity to weekly errands. Our staff delights in offering a wide range of developmentally appropriate structured activities and fun for children. Snack included. 10:1 maximum ratio. To register, please print, complete and return the Child Care Registration Form and Health Form.

Child Watch

This service, included in a family membership, allows you to leave your child in a safe environment while you workout in the facility. There is a maximum usage of 2 hours per day. Children must be clean and fed before being dropped off. We cannot accept children who are visibly ill. We do not serve snacks and are not state-certified.

Vaccine Rates

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