Early Care: Infants, Toddlers and Preschool

A place to stay, a place to grow! The YMCA provides enriching experiences that help to facilitate a child’s cognitive, social, physical and emotional growth.

Early Learning fueled by FUN and powered by excellent teachers. Our program offers early childhood education for infants through preschool and experienced staff ensure a welcome, loving and educational environment at our early learning childhood center! We are committed to providing exciting learning opportunities that nurture cognitive, social-emotional, physical and creative aspects of child development.

In our early childhood development program, children develop the skills required to prepare for entering school. Our programs are licensed by the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services, Child Care Licensing. Contact a Children’s Academy location closest to you for more information.

Infant Care: 6 weeks to 17 months:

Interacting, learning and growing! Our infant and toddler care programs feature a daily curriculum designed to meet the growth and child development needs of each individual’s early learning needs. 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. At the Y, our staff will take great care of your infants and support you with daily updates to ensure that you are part of the experience as your children develop.

Financial assistance is available through the YMCA and other subsidies.

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Toddler Care: 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. Child development staff will work closely with parents through this experience.

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Preschool: 36 months to 5 years:

The Creative Curriculum for preschool is a comprehensive, research-based approach 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.

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“When my now 2 1/2-year-old son started in the Y’s program, both my husband and I were filled with “first timer” anxiety. Will he make friends? Will the teachers accept him, show compassion, set limits and nurture him? All of our worries were put to rest within the first few weeks of the school year. ALL of his teachers have made a positive impact on my son and whenever we pick him up, he is always engaged and smiling. I find myself taking solace and advice from his teachers on a daily basis as this is our first daycare experience and we always seem to have endless inquiries. The staff as a whole is wonderful. As you walk inside the classrooms and through the hallways you are guaranteed a sneak peek into the creativity of the students and the supportive scaffolding of the teachers. My son is always proud to present and explain the hands-on projects and vivid photographs which grace the walls.”