YMCA of Greater Louisville

Northeast Family YMCA

9400 Mill Brook Road, Louisville, KY 40223 502 425 1271
  • Monday — Thursday 5 AM - 9 PM
  • Friday 5 AM - 8 PM
  • Saturday — Sunday 7 AM - 6 PM


Northeast YMCA Child Development Center is designed for today's busy parents needing childcare combined with one of the best preschool programs available today. We offer a full day program, where your child is welcome from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday. We provide a quality early education program for children 6 weeks through 5 years.


Each day we provide children with a nutritionally balanced breakfast, lunch and snack that includes fresh fruit and skim milk (whole milk provided for children 1 year old). We provide our infants with Simulac Advance Formula but parents may provide us with other formula or breast milk bottles if they prefer. Once the infant has been introduced to baby food, we will provide Gerber-Stage 2 fruits and vegetables. Our meals are served using "family-style dining," where children learn to serve themselves by passing bowls around the table, pouring their own milk and practicing good table manners.

We’re proud to offer The Creative Curriculum that features units of study that are designed around how children develop and learn. While planning the teachers take into consideration the individual strengths, needs and interest of the children in their classroom. Learning is more than just ABCs & 123s. It’s about experiencing, interacting and being a child with the support needed to build self esteem, confidence and a love for learning. We promote your child’s individual physical, intellectual, social and emotional development.

Our philosophy is to provide your child with a broad range of experiences that meet their developmental needs and promote a positive self-image. We believe that every child is a unique individual and we are committed to promoting each child’s physical, emotional, and social development. New concepts are introduced to the class with the realization that our students are all unique and mature differently. Our program understands the developmental differences each child uniquely possesses as they mature. We cater to small differences during our "center time” activities while reviewing concepts introduced through our curriculum. Our program and philosophy are in industry terms, "developmentally appropriate”, and fun.

To encourage our youngest student to communicate with us, we begin teaching sign language using "Signing Time” Preschool Curriculum with our Infants, Toddlers and Two’s. As the children are learning, information is also shared with the parents, so all are onboard and understanding what our little ones are telling us. To further expand our diverse cultural language development, Spanish is introduced and taught in our 3’s and 4’s classes. Here again, the vocabulary that the child will be working on will be shared with the families, so all can join in on the learning!   

Computers are offered in the 3 and 4 Year Old classrooms. We have a wide range of programs for the children to enjoy that reinforce the different tasks and skills they are learning.

Our preschoolers (2, 3, 4 and 5 year olds) also participate in instructional programs such as swim lessons and fitness programs like soccer, basketball and kid fitness. Children ages 3, 4 and 5 are in the pool twice a week throughout the year, and all children enjoy exciting trips to Calypso Cove during the summer months.

Our teachers are carefully selected for their training in child development and group care. We strive to provide a 'family' like environment. With a teamwork approach of two teachers in each classroom, we encourage a sense of ownership and commitment to our program and children. Low teacher/student ratios reflect our commitment to a quality preschool program.

For more information on the Northeast YMCA Child Development Program, send email to Mandee Ashcraft at mashcraft@ymcalouisville.org or contact her directly at 502-329-4792.


6 weeks to 5 years old



Annual Registration Fee
Waiting List Fee (sign up for waiting list)
Small World (Infants)
BBN (Toddlers)
Pooh's Corner (Twos)
Dolph (Threes)
Dyn Disc (Fours/Fives)


At the Y, we are dedicated to helping you discover your passion and reach your professional goals while also offering you a chance to make a lasting difference in your community. We have job opportunities in our Child Development Centers. Complete an interest form today!

Our Mission: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.