New Bedford Preschool


Our programs strive to meet the highest EEC quality rating criteria.  Our centers exceed licensing standards in curriculum, environment, staffing qualifications and management.


Monday - Friday 7:00 am - 5:30 pm

All of our classrooms offer a wide selection of wonderful early learning furnishings and materials that focus on each stage of development.  They have been carefully selected to stimulate your child’s natural curiosity and desire to learn through play. Young children learn through exploration, experimentation and discovery with their selection of activities – all while having fun!


Our center offers unique spaces to enrich your child’s learning experience including:
  • An indoor gymnasium for inclement weather gross motor activities 
  • An indoor pool for weekly swimming lessons
  • An outdoor play yard

Our curriculum is designed to promote and enrich early learning opportunities for all ages and abilities served.  We utilize the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks and The Creative Curriculum that is designed to focus on the individual needs and current interests of our children. The curriculum implements family home values, believes, experiences and language. Our developmentally appropriate curriculum provides endless opportunities for exploration, experimentation and discovery to learn about the world around them - all while having fun at play!  Our curriculum is posted in every classroom and gives teachers the opportunity to observe children regularly. Teachers observe children to find out what is unique and special about children, to build a relationship with them and for planning experiences that will enable every child to grow and flourish.

Our classrooms include EARLY LEARNING CENTERS for children to explore and learn at their own pace.  Centers include:
  • Language and Literacy       
  • Sensory       
  • Blocks and Manipulatives       
  • Creative Expression & Art       
  • Math
  • Dramatic Play
  • Science/Discovery
  • Computer Technology
  • Social Studies
  • Music 
  • Outdoor Play


Our Y Learning Centers offer families the unique opportunity to participate in many extracurricular activities not found in most traditional child care programs and access to resources and benefits to strengthen the family unit including:  
  • FREE YMCA family memberships for full time enrolled families...a $900 value!       
  • Y progressive swimming lessons      
  • Preschool vision and hearing screenings       
  • Quarterly family events i.e. Healthy Kids Day, Thanksgiving luncheon, etc.
  • Financial assistance based on family need       
  • State subsidized slots and PACE vouchers
Options include full or part time care. To enroll you should first contact the center director, Jodilynn Machado Child Care Director at 508.997.0734 x119 or jlmachado@ymcasouthcoast.org to verify availability and schedule a tour.

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