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

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.

Essential Care – 5 to 12 years

The YMCA is offering an essential care program for parents who need a cirriculum based program for their children to attend each week while they are going to go to work.  Locations offering this program: Houston Commmunity College, Lonestar College at University Park, and Texas Medical Center.  Registration links can be found in the location information below.

YMCA Children's Academy Toddler and Preschool Care is currently offered at the following locations:

All Locations Accept Workforce Solutions Financial Aid
 

HOUSTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE
A 4 Star Program with Texas Rising Star

ADDRESS 3214 Austin St
Houston, TX 77008
PHONE NUMBER 713-718-5437
AGES 6 weeks to 5 years
Summer and holiday camp for school age children
HOURS

7:00 am to 6:00 pm

DIRECTOR Erica Miles
FOOD Breakfast, Lunch and Snack provided by 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.
TODDLER/PRESCHOOL: REGISTER SEPTEMBER 2020 - AUGUST 2021: FULL TIME / PART TIME
ESSENTIAL CARE 5 - 12 YEARS: REGISTER SEPTEMBER 2020 - OCTOBER 2020

 

HUNTSVILLE FAMILY YMCA
A 3 Star Program with Texas Rising Star

ADDRESS 2906 Old Houston Rd
Huntsville, TX 77340
PHONE NUMBER 936-295-8009
AGES 6 weeks to 5 years
Summer and holiday 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
REGISTER SEPTEMBER 2020 - AUGUST 2021

 

LONESTAR COLLEGE AT UNIVERSITY PARK
A 4 Star Program with Texas Rising Star

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
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.
TODDLER/PRESCHOOL: REGISTER SEPTEMBER 2020 - AUGUST 2021: FULL TIME / PART TIME
ESSENTIAL CARE 5 - 12 YEARS: REGISTER SEPTEMBER 2020

 

M.D. ANDERSON FAMILY YMCA
A 4 Star Program with Texas Rising Star
A College Bound from Birth program site

ADDRESS 606 Moody St, Suite A Houston, TX 77009
PHONE NUMBER 713-692-3457
AGES 18 months to 5 years
Summer and holiday camp for school age children
HOURS

6:30 am - 6:00 pm

DIRECTOR Angela Garza
FOOD Breakfast, Lunch and Snack provided by Houston Food Bank
MORE INFORMATION MOVING LATE FALL 2020 --- OUR NEW LOCATION
YMCA Children’s Academy at MD Anderson
3517 Irvington Blvd
Houston, TX
REGISTER SEPTEMBER 2020 - AUGUST 2021

 

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

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 by Houston Food Bank
TODDER/PRESCHOOL: REGISTER SEPTEMBER 2020 - AUGUST 2021
ESSENTIAL CARE 5 - 12 YEARS: REGISTER SEPTEMBER 2020 - OCTOBER 2020

 

WENDEL D. LEY FAMILY YMCA
A 3 Star Program with Texas Rising Star

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 Breakfast, Lunch and Snack provided by Houston Food Bank
REGISTER SEPTEMBER 2020 - AUGUST 2021

 

WISDOM HIGH SCHOOL
A 4 Star Program with Texas Rising Star
United Way Bright Beginning Program

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 Breakfast and lunch provided by HISD Wisdom High School
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.
REGISTER SEPTEMBER 2020 - AUGUST 2021

 

THE WOODLANDS FAMILY YMCA AT SHADOWBEND
A 4 Star Program with Texas Rising Star

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
REGISTER SEPTEMBER 2020 - AUGUST 2021: FULL TIME / PART TIME

 

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 after school 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 after school 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.