This preschool is the first YMCA program in Bend. Kids will gain a foundation of knowledge rooted in our YMCA values of caring, respect, responsibility, honesty, and faith. This program is the first step of building a YMCA in Central Oregon serving our mission of Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility.


Studies have taught us that learning improves when children are engaged in an enjoyable and meaningful activity. That’s why our curriculum includes a variety of creative activities that stimulate brain development, with a focus on creative play. Having fun, along with learning, is how the YMCA makes sure your child gets the most out of their preschool experience!


Our preschool runs on a bi-weekly schedule. Every 2 weeks includes learning letters, numbers, patterns, shapes and colors. Out quarterly field trips and guest speakers add to the fun in and out of the classroom. We hope to develop in each child a positive character, with traits like honesty, respect, responsibility, and care.

Bend Area YMCA: Community Needs Assessment

At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. The Y has listened and responded to communities’ most critical social needs since its founding, and we’re determined to keep doing it. You are being asked to participate in this survey to help the newly formed Bend YMCA design and deliver new programs and services that address critical issues in the areas of youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Your responses are not individually tracked and are kept confidential and it should take no more than 5 minutes of your time to complete this survey. If you have any questions about this survey, please contact the Bend Family Programs Director at director@ymcabend.org. Please click the button labeled "Take Survey" below to begin.

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