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Unfortunately, the Ocean County YMCA no longer offers Preschool.

Mulberry Bush Preschool Program
Registration must be done in person at the YMCA and is ongoing. In addition, state law requires a completed medical information form to be on file for all children enrolled in any child care program, and proof of immunization. All of our staff is First Aid and CPR certified.

A non-refundable $80 registration fee is due at time of registration. Y membership required.

Our State of New Jersey licensed Mulberry Bush Preschool, is designed for children ages 3 – 5 and who are toilet trained. We follow a structured learning curriculum focusing on:

  • Socialization
  • Interaction with literature through independent reading and story times
  • Sensory development with manipulative and group activities
  • Language development using handwriting focused activities

Children are introduced to:

  • Math and science with hands-on learning with experiments and activities
  • Physical education
  • Nutrition through our Healthy U physical fitness program
  • Number and letter recognition
  • Hand and eye coordination
  • Fine motor and gross motor skills are worked on with both individual and group activities, with games, activities and structured programming
  • Weekly swim lessons

Program Runs: 1:00PM – 4:00PM, 3 Days Per Week (M, W, F)

Requirements: 3 years old by October 1, 2018

Cost: $250 per month

Kirsten Bowker
(732)-341-9622 ext 2215 or

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