Toddler & Preschool

Building stronger futures! Browse our toddler and preschool programs and register below. 

YMCA Children’s Academy Infant Care is currently offered at the locations listed on this page. Financial assistance is available through the YMCA and other subsidies.

Toddler – 18 months to 35 months

Toddlers are busy and learning at a very fast pace. Our comprehensive creative curriculum focuses on responsive care and the routines and experiences that are essential for this age group. Self-help skills, including toilet training, are highly individual and complex. YMCA staff will work closely with parents through this experience.

 

Preschool – 36 months to 5 years

The creative curriculum for preschool is a comprehensive, research-based curriculum that teaches children to be creative, confident thinkers through hands-on experiences. The ten content areas are social-emotional, language, physical, cognitive, literacy, mathematics, science and technology, social studies, the arts and English language acquisition.

 

School Age Program – 5 to 12 years

The YMCA is offering school-age programming for parents who need a curriculum-based program for their children to attend each week while they are going to go to work during the summer. Locations offering this program: Houston Community College, Huntsville, Lonestar College at University Park, Texas Medical Center, and W.D. Ley, . Registration links can be found in the location information below.

YMCA Children’s Academy at Houston Community College

A 4 Star Program with Texas Rising Star

Register September 2020 – August 2021 | Full Time | Preschool
Register September 2020 – August 2021 | Part Time | Preschool
Register September 2020 – August 2021 | Full Time | Toddlers
Register September 2020 – August 2021 | Part Time | Toddlers
Register September 2021 – August 2022 | Full Time | Preschool
Register September 2021 – August 2022 | Part Time | Preschool
Register September 2021 – August 2022 | Full Time | Toddler
Register September 2021 – August 2022 | Part Time | Toddler
ADDRESS 3214 Austin St Houston, TX 77008
PHONE NUMBER 713-718-5437
AGES 6 weeks to 5 years Summer camp for school age children
HOURS 7:00 am to 6:00 pm
DIRECTOR Erica Miles
FOOD Breakfast, lunch and snack provided by the Houston Food Bank.
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 2021 | Full Time | Preschool
Register September 2020 – August 2021 | Full Time | Toddler
Register September 2021 – August 2022 | Full Time | Preschool
Register September 2021 – August 2022 | Full Time | Toddler

ADDRESS 2906 Old Houston Rd Huntsville, TX 77340
PHONE NUMBER 936-295-8009
AGES 6 weeks to 5 years. Summer camp for school age children.
HOURS 7:00 am to 6:00 pm
DIRECTOR Delisa Carver
FOOD Breakfast and lunch provided by the Houston Food Bank
MORE INFORMATION Music therapy is offered in the fall semester and spanish lessons are provided. Both programs are for preschool aged children.

YMCA Children’s Academy at University Park

A 4 Star Program with Texas Rising Star

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

ADDRESS 11144 Compaq Center West Dr Houston, TX 77070
PHONE NUMBER 281-257-6600
AGES 6 weeks to 5 years. Summer and holiday camp for school age children. Toddler program is offered 2 days a week as well as 5 days a week.
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. Offering school-age programming for parents who need a curriculum-based program for their children to attend each week while they are going to go to work during the summer.

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

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 | Full Time | Preschool
Register September 2020 – August 2021 | Full Time | Toddler
Register September 2021 – August 2022 | Full Time | Kindergarten
Register September 2021 – August 2022 | Full Time | Preschool
Register September 2021 – August 2022 | Full Time | Toddler

ADDRESS 5614 H. Mark Crosswell Jr. St Houston, TX 77021
PHONE NUMBER 713-747-2173
AGES 6 weeks – 5 years. Summer and holiday camp for school age children
HOURS 6:00 am to 6:30 pm
DIRECTOR Elizabeth Beltran
FOOD Lunch and snack provided

Wendel D. Ley Family YMCA

A 3 Star Program with Texas Rising Star

Register September 2020 – August 2021 | Full Time | Preschool
Register September 2020 – August 2021 | Part Time | Preschool
Register September 2020 – August 2021 | Full Time | Toddlers
Register September 2020 – August 2021 | Part Time | Toddlers
Register September 2021 – August 2022 | Full Time | Preschool
Register September 2021 – August 2022 | Part Time | Preschool
Register September 2021 – August 2022 | Full Time | Toddler
Register September 2021 – August 2022 | Part Time | Toddler

ADDRESS 15055 Wallisville Rd Houston, TX 77049
PHONE NUMBER 281-458-7777
AGES 12 months to 5 years. Summer and holiday camp for school age children
HOURS 6:30 am-6:30 pm
DIRECTOR Rebecca Quiroz-Silva
FOOD Parent provides lunch and center provides snack. 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 Beginning Program

Register September 2020 – August 2021 | Full Time | Preschool
Register September 2020 – August 2021 | Full Time | Toddlers
Register September 2021 – August 2022 | Full Time | Preschool
Register September 2021 – August 2022 | Full Time | Toddler

ADDRESS 6529 Beverlyhill St Houston, TX 77057
PHONE NUMBER 713-787-1700 (school office)
AGES 6 weeks to 3 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 when HISD reopens on campus classes.

The Woodlands Family YMCA at Shadowbend

A 4 Star Program with Texas Rising Star

Register September 2020 – August 2021 | Full Time | Preschool
Register September 2020 – August 2021 | Part Time | Preschool
Register September 2020 – August 2021 | Full Time | Toddlers
Register September 2020 – August 2021 | Part Time | Toddlers
Register September 2021 – August 2022 | Full Time | Preschool
Register September 2021 – August 2022 | Part Time | Preschool
Register September 2021 – August 2022 | Full Time | Toddler
Register September 2021 – August 2022 | Part Time | Toddler

ADDRESS 6145 Shadowbend Pl The Woodlands, TX 77381
PHONE NUMBER 281-681-6716
AGES 12 months – 5 years Summer and holiday camp for school age children
HOURS 6:30 am-6:30 pm
DIRECTOR Michelle Zymowski
FOOD Breakfast, lunch and snack provided by Houston Food Bank
MORE INFORMATION Swim Lessons and Tiny Tots offered for an additional fee. Spanish lessons are included in programming for Pre-K 1 and Pre-K 2 programs.

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.