Infant Care

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Infant Care – 6 weeks to 17 months

Programs at the Y Children’s Academy are the first step down the path of educational progression at the Y. Early care activities are designed to meet the growth and developmental needs of each child through The Creative Curriculum (R), a research based, state approved teaching strategy. Starting at the infant level, youth are introduced to daily instruction that focuses on routines and experiences that grows with them, increasing their kindergarten readiness and promoting social-emotional development. Our trained staff provide a nurturing environment where your children will learn, grow and thrive in a safe environment. Financial assistance is available through the YMCA and other subsidies.

YMCA Children’s Academy Infant Care is offered at the locations listed below.

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

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YMCA Children’s Academy at
KIPP – Connect

A 4 Star Program with Texas Rising Star

  • 6700 Bellaire, Houston, TX 77074
  • childrensacademy@ymcahouston.org
  • Monday-Thursday: 6:45 am – 5:00 pm
    Friday: 6:45 am – 4:30 pm

Ages: 6 weeks to 5 years.
Food: Children will need to bring lunch and snack with them to the program.

YMCA Children’s Academy at
KIPP – East End

A 4 Star Program with Texas Rising Star

  • 5402 Lawndale Street, Houston, TX 77023
  • childrensacademy@ymcahouston.org
  • Monday-Thursday: 6:45 am – 5:00 pm
    Friday: 6:45 am – 4:30 pm

Ages: 6 weeks to 5 years.
Food:
Children will need to bring lunch and snack with them to the program.

YMCA Children’s Academy at
KIPP – Northeast

A 4 Star Program with Texas Rising Star

  • 9616 Mesa Drive, Houston, TX 77078
  • childrensacademy@ymcahouston.org
  • Monday-Thursday: 6:45 am – 5:00 pm
    Friday: 6:45 am – 4:30 pm

Ages: 6 weeks to 5 years.
Food:
Children will need to bring lunch and snack with them to the program.

YMCA Children’s Academy at
KIPP – Unity

A 4 Star Program with Texas Rising Star

  • 8500 South Texas 6, Houston, TX 77083
  • childrensacademy@ymcahouston.org
  • Monday-Thursday: 6:45 am – 5:00 pm
    Friday: 6:45 am – 4:30 pm

Ages: 6 weeks to 5 years.
Food:
Children will need to bring lunch and snack with them to the program.

YMCA Children’s Academy at Houston Community College

A 4 Star Program with Texas Rising Star

  • 3214 Austin St, Houston, TX 77008

  • 713-718-5437

  • 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

Ages: 6 weeks to 5 years
Director:
Erica Miles
Food:
Parent provides lunch and snack.

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

  • 2906 Old Houston Rd, Huntsville, TX 77340

  • 936-295-8009
  • 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

Ages: 6 weeks to 5 years
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

  • 11144 Compaq Center W Dr, Houston, TX 77070

  • 281-257-6600
  • 6:30 am – 6:30 pm

Ages: 6 weeks to 5 years
Director:
Amy McMeekin
Food:
Breakfast, lunch and snack provided by Houston Food Bank.

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

  • 3517 Irvington, Houston, 77009
  • 713-692-3457
  • 6:30 am – 6:00 pm

Ages: 6 weeks to 5 years
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

  • 5614 H. Mark Crosswell Jr. St, Houston, TX 77021

  • 713-747-2173
  • 6:00 am – 6:30 pm

Ages: 6 weeks to 5 years
Director:
Elizabeth Beltran
Food:
Breakfast, lunch and snack provided.

Wendel D. Ley Family YMCA

A 3 Star Program with Texas Rising Star

  • 15055 Wallisville, Rd Houston, TX 77049

  • 281-458-7777
  • 6:30 am – 6:30 pm

Ages: 12 months to 5 years
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

  • 6529 Beverly Hill Street, Houston, TX 77057

  • 713-787-1700 (school office)
  • 8 am – 4 pm (wraparound care available (7:15-8 am and 4-5:30 pm for an additional $150/month – inquire onsite)

Ages: 6 weeks to 5 years
Director:
Areial Vazquez
Food:
Parent provides meals and snacks.

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

  • 6145 Shadowbend Pl, The Woodlands, TX 77381

  • 281-681-6716
  • 6:30 am – 6:30 pm

Ages: 12 months to 5 years
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 impact member or facility member to register your child for early care.
  • After you have become a member, you will need to 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:

  • Signed registration form
  • Completed and signed General Liability Waiver
  • Received or scheduled payment

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.