Priority registration for the 2024-2025 school year is currently open to Lincoln YMCA ( Members, with open registration beginning on February 13. For youth aged three to five, Preschool is offered at all four Lincoln YMCA locations and includes swim lessons and gym class as part of its licensed program.

“At the Y, kids have an opportunity to be creative, explore their environment and develop problem solving skills. Our staff serve as positive role models and provides care that is supportive and nurturing,” shared Ashley Choma, Youth, Teen and Family Director of the Cooper YMCA.
Before and After School Programs at the YMCA support children in reaching their full potential by providing academic support and hands-on enrichment experiences in a safe, structured environment. Through activities like homework assistance, arts and crafts, literacy, board games and outdoor play, the Y supports experiential learning while developing valuable life skills. Partnering elementary schools include Ada Robinson, Elliott, Kahoa, Kooser, Pershing, Pyrtle, Wysong and Zeman. Partnering middle schools include Lefler, Lux, Mickle, Moore, Pound, Schoo and Scott.

Registration is also open for YMCA Summer Day Camp, with the first session beginning May 28.

The YMCA of Lincoln has served the community for over 150 years, promoting positive values through programs that build spirit, mind and body for all. For enrollment information and to register for all YMCA child care programing, please visit