Enrollment Options & Policies | West Suburban YMCA Newton, MA | West Suburban YMCA


Enrollment Options and Policies

Fall 2020 Preschool Start Date: September 21, 2020

UPDATED program hours: 7:45 AM - 5:00 PM

Enrollment for preschool is ongoing.


  • Age requirement: Child must be no younger than 2 years 9 months of age on the student's first day in the program. Students can be enrolled at any time during the year as long as there are spots available in the program.

  • A current West Suburban YMCA Youth or Family membership is required during registration and throughout enrollment in the program.

  • Completed Preschool Registration Packet (download here or pick up at the Y's Welcome Center)

  • A non-refundable deposit of one week's tuition is due at time of registration.

  • A current physical dated no later than 12 months from enrollment (physical must remain current at all times while child is enrolled in the program).

  • A copy of your child’s current immunizations - including evidence of a lead test.

  • Allergy/Chronic Illness: If your child has an allergy or chronic illness an Individual Health Care Form is required before your child can start in the program.

Please note that this documentation is required by the Department of Early Education and Care through the State of Massachusetts and your child may not start the program until the documentation is obtained.

Fall 2020 Options and Tuition

Fall 2020 Full Day Preschool Program

7:45 AM - 5:00 PM

5 DayMonday - Friday$438 / week
3 DayMon / Wed / Fri$318 / week
2 DayTue / Thu$219 / week

Enrollment in our program is open to all, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, marital status, cultural heritage, sexual orientation, religion, political beliefs or disability. 

The Y’s attention to quality care for every child includes an equal responsibility by parents/guardians to uphold the fee schedule agreed upon during Registration.  Our financial guidelines include:

  • Rates are charged weekly and are not reduced for weeks containing holidays; closures due to inclement weather; or when a child is absent or suspended (there are no refunds or credits)

  • Payments are due on Fridays by program 6:00 p.m. for services beginning the following week

  • Parents using MA State Child Care Vouchers must keep them current, if your voucher expires your weekly fee will be reassessed and parents will be responsible for the full payment of the new fee.

  • Parents must notify the Y two weeks in advance if they are withdrawing a child from the program, otherwise they will be liable for payment.

  • Parents have the opportunity to visit the Center’s classrooms either at the time of the meeting prior to the enrollment of the child.

Financial assistance is available and can be applied for on a confidential basis. Please download the Financial Assistance Application on this page and return to Kristen Hydinger in our Finance Department.

Our Preschool Center for Youth Development runs all year long. The program is closed on the following holidays:

Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day After Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, Patriot’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day

Financial Aid Request Form

To apply for Financial Assistance for Membership, Programs, Child Care and Camps, download this form and return it to the Y's Welcome Center. Please email financialaid@wsymca.org for more information.