In 2010, through a special partnership with the YMCA of South Palm Beach County, the Schmidt Family YMCA Preschool at the Volen Center was founded. This unique, intergenerational preschool encourages exploration, creativity and collaboration for Y Preschool children and Volen Center seniors alike.
Through a robust curriculum, YMCA preschool staff provide nurturing care and responsive learning experiences. Children also enjoy the benefits of field trips to the larger Peter Blum YMCA of Boca Raton for such activities as swimming. And, during the summer, YMCA summer day camp is available for children through the Schmidt Family Y at the Volen Center. The Y's guided education model supports the development of health children - socially, emotionally, intellectually and physically.