• Full day and half day programs are available under the guidance of quality early childhood educators. The Y is an early education program and is licensed through the NH Child Care Licensing Unit.


    A registration fee is due when registering, equal to one week’s tuition. This deposit pays for the 1st week of school in the fall.



Bright Futures

The first six years of a child’s life are crucial; a time when children develop their mental and social functions at a rapid pace. This development is greatly influenced by their educational environment.

Through the use of guided self-discovery and experiential learning, the Y’s Early Education Center teachers focus on providing experiences to facilitate your child’s cognitive, social, physical, and emotional growth. Each day offers unique, expertly designed programs.

The following programs are offered at the Early Education Center at the Merrimack YMCA.

If you have questions, please contact Elizabeth Witmer, Early Child Care Director

  • Full Day Child Care

    Monday – Friday 6:30am – 6pm

    Infant (6 weeks-1 year):$260 Y mbrs / $285 non Y mbrs *Please contact Kristie Perreault if interested in infant care.

    Toddler One’s: $249 Y mbrs / $274 non Y mbrs

    Toddler Two’s: $243 Y mbrs / $268 non Y mbr *Part-time/Half day options are available


  • Preschool

    Monday – Friday 6:30am – 6pm

    Preschool: $230 Y mbrs / $255 non Y mbrs

    Pre-K: $222 Y mbrs / $239 non Y mbrs *Part-time/Half day options are available


  • Kindergarten

    Kindergarten Full Day & Child Care | Monday – Friday 6:30am – 6pm
    Any day the Y Child Care program is open $207 Y mbrs / $232 non Y mbrs

    Kindergarten Full Day Only | Monday – Friday 9am – 3pm
    Merrimack school district calendar $162 Y mbrs / $187 non Y mbrs


  • Kindergarten Extension Program

    For children attending public kindergarten. AM and PM programs are offered along with bus transportation between Merrimack schools and the Y.

    1/2 Day Program Only | 8am – 12pm or 12pm – 3pm $107 Y Members / $132 Non Y Members (per week)

    1/2 Day Program plus Child Care | 7am – 6pm $160 Y Family Members / $185 Non Y Members (per week)


Early Education

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