Joplin Family Y Locations

Joplin Family YMCA South

417 781 9622

  • Address
  • 3404 W. McIntosh Circle
    Joplin, MO 64804
  • Joplin Family YMCA South

  • Hours
  • M - F 4:00am - 10:00pm
  • Sat. 7:00am - 8:00pm
  • Sun. 12:00pm - 8:00pm

YMCA Heritage Youth Development Center

417 673 2677

  • Address
  • 1020 North Main Street
    Webb City, Missouri 64870
  • Joplin Family YMCA HeritagYouth Development Center

  • Hours
  • M - F 7:00am - 6:00pm
  • Sat. Closed
  • Sun. Closed

Preschool and Infant Care

Let your child spend the day with people who are just as committed to their development and well-being as you are.

Infant care and preschool are available at Heritage Youth Development Center, the Y's licensed child care branch in Webb City. At this state-of-the-art facility, your child will receive care and education in a safe, loving environment that provides learning, fun and healthy habits while emphasizing the YMCA's core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

Preschool at Heritage provides a fun way to enhance your child's language communication skills as well as their pre-reading and motor skills. The childcare staff provides hands-on projects and opportunities to explore the arts and crafts, cooperative games, technology, dramatic play and daily literacy activites.

Age Range

  • Infant care (8 weeks - 24 months)
  • 2 - 5 years

Preschool Curriculum

The YMCA's curriculum prepares children for kindergarten and assists them in developing social skills and a natural curiosity about our world.

Our teachers will communicate regularly with you about activities in which your child participates and about their developmental progress. Your child also will have a variety of learning experiences to share with you including:

  • Language and reading activities that teach letter recognition, sounds and writing
  • Math activities that engage children in counting, adding, subtracting and measuring
  • Hands-on activities that help children discover the science and nature of our world
  • Group activities designed to develop social skills such as sharing, cooperating and listening
  • Activities exposing children to creative arts, music, physical education and computer technology
  • Physical fitness development through group play and dance as well as through outdoor play when weather permits
  • Emphasis on Christian values through the inclusion of Scripture in the curriculum and daily prayer in the morning and before meals. In addition to prayer, children also start morning activities with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Preschool and Infant Care Enrollment Packet


  • 8 weeks-24 months: $180/week
  • 1-year-olds: $180/week
  • 2-year-olds: $165/week
  • 3-year-olds: $160/week
  • 4-year-olds: $145/week
  • 5-year-olds: $140/week


We believe that we have something special at the Y and that everyone should have access to it. Thanks to the generosity of our donors and corporate sponsors, we are able to provide financial aid to those who might not otherwise be able to be a part of our Y family.

If you are in need of financial aid for membership or programs, please contact us.

For more information about this program, please call Heritage at 417 673 2677. For more information about all of Heritage's offerings, please click here.