Countryside YMCA in Maineville, Ohio offers a safe, nurturing environment for children to learn and grow. our Step Up to Quality star-rated program is designed to meet the needs of families with children ages six weeks through sixth grade.
Our vision is for all Countryside YMCA childcare programs to be the leaders in building children of character. Our program encompasses the YMCA core values of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility, and faith.
Full Time Preschool
Before & After School – during the school year, Kindergarten through sixth grade
Summer Adventure – a summer camp program for school age children
Infant/Toddler Program Highlights:
Children are exposed to a variety of experiences. Infants six weeks to when they are developmentally ready to move the Toddler Room are on their own individualized schedule.
Feeding and nap times are scheduled according to the parent's request. Infants that are not napping or being fed are placed in an area near or with a caregiver for age appropriate play.
A daily report will be given to the parents, letting them know how their child ate, napped, and when he or she was changed
In our toddler room, the children are hard at work learning important physical skills as they gain muscle control, balance, and coordination.
We also work on language development and learning to share with others. Each new skill lets them progress to the next one, building on a foundation that leads to more complicated physical tasks, such as jumping rope, kicking a ball on the run, or turning a cartwheel.
As children get older they receive an ample amount of uninterrupted free play to explore, individuallized time to work on and develop their Kindergarten Readiness skills, gross motor time, and much more.
Preschool Program Highlights:
Lessons are designed to enhance problem-solving skills, improve personal interaction, and showcase each child's natural creativity.
The well-planned curriculum is consistent with the YMCA's philosophy to offer child-centered and holistic learning. The curriculum is aligned with the State of Ohio's learning and development standards for Social-Emotional Development, Approaches Toward Learning, Cognitive Development and General Knowledge (including Mathematics, Science and Social Studies), Language and Literacy Development, and Physical Well-Being.
Breakfast and afternoon snacks included in the price.
School Age Before & After School Care Program Highlights:
During the academic year, we provide before and after school care for youth in kindergarten through sixth grade in the Clinton Massie school district. Our vision is for all Countryside YMCA childcare programs to be the leaders in building children of character. Our program encompasses the YMCA core values of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility, and faith.
A variety of activities provide opportunities for children to grow cognitively, socially, emotionally, physically and creatively. Children develop a positive self-concept through a balance of self-directed and teacher-assisted activities.
Summer Camp: Summer School Age Care Program Highlights:
The Summer Adventure Program gives families an affordable summertime childcare option for school-age children. It is designed for children who have completed kindergarten through 5th grade. Days are structured and children have the opportunity to enjoy fun activities like creating art projects and learning from guest speakers. The program operates 6:30 am to 5:30 pm Monday through Friday. Spots are limited.
You pick and pay for only the weeks you want to attend
Foster each child's curiosity and desire to explore through group focused and individual activities
Inspire imagination with creative themes for each week
Arts and crafts, outdoor fun, guest speakers, field trips and swimming.
Breakfast and afternoon snacks included in price
Low child/staff ratio
Safe, caring and fun environment
Fun, engaging summer care while school is out
Off-site field trips
Trips to the Lebanon YMCA outdoor pool
Must be eligible for Kindergarten in the fall
Upon enrollment, there is a non-refundable registration fee that will secure your childcare spot. This fee is for each child enrolled. A child is not considered enrolled until the registration fee is paid in full.
Bank draft is the only payment method. Tuition payments can be drafted from your checking account, savings account or credit card. This payment method will be drafted bi-weekly. This will make it easy for you to pay your childcare fee automatically, at absolutely no extra cost to you.
Tuition is due on draft Friday for the upcoming two weeks.
Our program is a not-for-profit organization. We base our operating cost on annual registration projections. In order to continually assure the highest quality of staff, equipment and supplies, we cannot offer reductions in our fees for absences due to illness, school delays, and delays changing to closures, holidays, inclement weather conditions or vacations.
Closings and Delay Policy
Parents will be notified through our mass communication system of any delays or closures.
Any time Little Miami Schools are closed due to weather conditions, the program will automatically operate on a one-hour delay and will begin at 7:30am. If there is a change or deviation to this policy, parents will be notified through our mass communication system of any delays or closures.
If Warren County is under a level II or III weather emergency, the program will be closed.
Our mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. Through donations made to our Annual Campaign we fund programs to support our community.