Infant Care

Interacting, learning and growing! Browse our infant care programs and register below.

Infant Care – 6 weeks to 17 months

YMCA infant and toddler care programs feature a daily curriculum designed to meet the growth and developmental needs of each individual child. The creative curriculum has research-based objectives that focus on developmentally appropriate practices and how to offer nurturing daily routines and meaningful experiences for each child. This program will accommodate any parent’s need to breast feed their child who is enrolled in our program.

YMCA Children’s Academy Infant Care is currently offered at the following locations.

Financial assistance is available through the YMCA and other subsidies.

YMCA Children’s Academy at Houston Community College

A 4 Star Program with Texas Rising Star

Register September 2020 – August 2021
Register September 2021 – August 2022
ADDRESS 3214 Austin St Houston, TX 77008
PHONE NUMBER 713-718-5437
AGES 6 weeks to 5 years
HOURS 7:00 am-6:00 pm
DIRECTOR Erica Miles
FOOD Parent provides lunch and snack.
MORE INFORMATION Located on the campus of Houston Community College Central Campus the YMCA collaborates with the HCC Education Department and Nursing Program.  The program is proud to be a location that welcomes college students who need observation hours and internship hours.  Early Childhood and Nursing students have the opportunity to come to the Academy as part of their class requirement. The collaboration with HCC and YMCA allows Early Childhood and nursing students the opportunity to use child development practices in the classroom setting.

Huntsville Family YMCA

A 4 Star Program with Texas Rising Star

Register September 2020 – August 2020
Register September 2021 – August 2022

ADDRESS 2906 Old Houston Rd Huntsville, TX 77340
PHONE NUMBER 936-295-8009
AGES 6 weeks to 5 years
HOURS 7:00 am-6:00 pm
DIRECTOR Delisa Carver
FOOD Breakfast and lunch provided by the Houston Food Bank. Regular formula, baby food, and cereal provided for infants.

YMCA Children’s Academy at University Park

A 4 Star Program with Texas Rising Star

Register September 2020 – August 2021 | Full Time
Register September 2020 – August 2021 | Part Time
Register September 2021 – August 2022 | Full Time
Register September 2021 – August 2022 | Part Time

ADDRESS 11144 Compaq Center W Dr Houston, TX 77070
PHONE NUMBER 281-257-6600
AGES 6 weeks to 5 years
HOURS 6:30 am-6:30 pm
DIRECTOR Amy McMeekin
FOOD Breakfast, lunch and snack provided by Houston Food Bank
MORE INFORMATION Located on the campus of Lonestar College at University Park, our Children’s Academy provides a block rate for full time students of Lonestar College. Full time and part time rates are available for full time students.

YMCA Children’s Academy at Avenue Center

A 4 Star Program with Texas Rising Star
A College Bound from Birth program site

Register September 2020 – August 2021
Register September 2021 – August 2022

ADDRESS 3517 Irvington, Houston, 77009
PHONE NUMBER 713-692-3457
AGES 6 weeks - 5 years
HOURS 6:30 am - 6:00 pm
DIRECTOR Angela Garza
FOOD Breakfast and lunch provided by the Houston Food Bank

YMCA Children’s Academy at Texas Medical Center

A 4 Star Program with Texas Rising Star
A College Bound from Birth program site

Register September 2020 – August 2021
Register September 2021 – August 2022

ADDRESS 5614 H. Mark Crosswell Jr. St Houston, TX 77021
PHONE NUMBER 713-747-2173
AGES 6 weeks – 5 years
HOURS 6:00 am to 6:30 pm
DIRECTOR Elizabeth Beltran
FOOD Breakfast, lunch and snack provided

Wendel D. Ley Family YMCA

A 3 Star Program with Texas Rising Star

Register September 2020 – August 2021
Register September 2021 – August 2022

ADDRESS 15055 Wallisville Rd Houston, TX 77049
PHONE NUMBER 281-458-7777
AGES 12 months to 5 years
HOURS 6:30 am-6:30 pm
DIRECTOR Rebecca Quiroz-Silva
FOOD Breakfast and lunch provided by the Houston Food Bank.

YMCA Children’s Academy at Wisdom High School

A 4 Star Program with Texas Rising Star
United Way Bright Beginnings Program

Register September 2020 – August 2021
Register September 2021 – August 2022

ADDRESS 6529 Beverly Hill Street Houston, TX 77057
PHONE NUMBER 713-787-1700 (school office)
AGES 6 weeks to 5 years
HOURS 7:15 am to 5:30 pm
DIRECTOR Areial Vazquez
FOOD Parent provides meals and snacks
MORE INFORMATION Located on the campus of Wisdom High School, this program is for high school students who desire to complete their high school education. Faculty and staff of Wisdom and nearby HISD schools are also eligible to attend this program.  This program follows the HISD academic calendar and will resume once HISD opens on campus classes.

The Woodlands Family YMCA at Shadowbend

A 4 Star Program with Texas Rising Star

Register September 2020 – August 2021
Register September 2021 – August 2022

ADDRESS 6145 Shadowbend Pl The Woodlands, TX 77381
PHONE NUMBER 281-681-6716
AGES 12 months – 5 years
HOURS 6:30 am-6:30 pm
DIRECTOR Michelle Zymowski
FOOD Breakfast, lunch and snack provided by Houston Food Bank

General Information:

For policy and payment information and answers to wide-range of frequently asked questions, please review our Early Childhood Development Parent Handbook.

To begin the registration process:

  • You must be a YMCA program or facility member to register your child for early care. There is no cost to become a program member.
  • After you have become a member, we ask that you create an online account, so that you can register for early care.

Additional information:

  • If your child has any special needs or will need special accommodations while in our care, please contact your local Y prior to starting the registration process.

Your child will not be enrolled in child care until we receive the following:

We ask that you have the following information available when you begin the online registration process:

  • Your child’s shot records
  • Emergency contact information for someone other than yourself (not a parent or guardian)
  • Your name, address and phone number
  • Release of contact information
  • Insurance information
  • Physician’s information
  • Hospital information
  • Payment information

The goal of early childhood development programs is for children to be well prepared to enter school. Our programs are licensed by the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services, Child Care Licensing. Contact a YMCA Children’s Academy location closest to you for more information.