709 1st Avenue SW
Rochester, MN 55902
United States

Full-day Child Care Hours:
See Rochester Valleyhigh Drive Location
Part-day Preschool Hours:
Preschool: Monday-Friday, 9:30am to 2:30pm
Extended Care: Monday-Friday 8:30-9:30am and 2:30-3:30pm
2, 3, and 5-day options
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Rochester YMCA Part-Day Preschool program offers 5 hours of engaged learning. Based on your schedule needs, you can choose 2, 3, 5 day enrollment options. On-site amenities include a library, playfield, a public park playground and swimming pool.

Pricing information

Every family deserves quality care to thrive. We offer competitive tuition rates and registration fees. Need-based scholarships are available. Contact us at (507) 287-2260 to schedule a visit and discuss tuition rates.

Ages & adult-to-child ratios


3 to 5 years
Part-day program


4 to 5 years
Part-day program

Meet the Director

Katherine Jury

Katherine Jury

Preschool Program Director

(651) 259-6167

Katherine is a graduate of Minnesota State University–Mankato in Elementary Education. She joined the Y in 2006 and lead the Eagan YMCA Preschool program from 2012¬¬–2018. She enjoys spending her free time outdoors, at sporting events and trying new restaurants with friends and family.

Katherine’s favorite thing about her day is hearing the students say, “Good morning!” and watching the teachers and children interact with each other. She is dedicated to the YMCA ECLC children and an advocate for early childhood education.

Curriculum & Philosophy

We use the Creative Curriculum® to develop age-appropriate experiences that foster joyful learning. For each child, we address individual needs, build skills for success and incorporate STEM activities. Pairing our curriculum with the YMCA Healthy Kids Initiative, we also provide exposure to healthy eating, nutrition and physical activity for children and their families. 

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On-site amenities

  • Library
  • Playfield
  • Public park playground
  • Swimming pool

Enrichment programs

Learning at Rochester YMCA Part-Day Preschool program allows your child to break up their day with structured learning and playtime, building their social skills for kindergarten.

  • Kids’ Fitness
  • Language–Spanish and American Sign
  • Music and Movement
  • Water Play and Safety


Providing a safe, secure and predictable environment is a top priority for every YMCA Early Childhood Learning Center. For more information about our policies go to:

About Part-Day Preschool

Our Part-day Preschool program prepares kids for school success and utilizes the same research based curriculum found in our full-day care and education programs. Graduating preschoolers meet or exceed school district standards. Part-day Preschool can be extended by adding our Extended Day program. To register, download registration packet forms below.

Registration Information

Forms & Paperwork

Parent Referral Program

If you love your Early Childhood Learning experience, spread the word and get rewarded!

It’s easy to make a referral. Pass on the referred parent’s name, along with some basic information about the family to your program director.

  • Complete the parent referral form and give it to your program director.
  • After the new family has enrolled at any of our Early Childhood Learning Center locations and stayed for at least four weeks, you’ll receive a week’s free tuition for your oldest child.
  • You can refer as many families as you’d like to earn more. Every time a child is enrolled as a result of your recommendation, you’ll get a week’s free tuition.

Request a tour

Discuss tuition rates, meet our staff and see our facility in person with a guided tour from our Program Director. Request a tour and we’ll reach out to you shortly to find a time to visit.