In the YMCA Preschool Program, we strive to meet the developmental needs of each individual child by working in partnership with their families. All early care locations follow the Creative Curriculum to ensure that our children are ready for school. Creative Curriculum provides the most innovative and effective curriculum, assessment, professional development, and family connection resources to programs serving children from birth through kindergarten. 

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.

Preschool Programs – 36 months through age 5

Children ages 36 months through age five will participate in the YMCA Preschool Program. The Creative Curriculum for Preschool is a comprehensive, research-based curriculum that teaches children to be creative, confident thinkers through hands experiences. 

The Creative Curriculum uses research-based objectives to lead teachers as they develop enriching lessons for the children. The 38 objectives are broken down into ten content areas. The ten content areas are social-emotional, language, physical, cognitive, literacy, mathematics, science and technology, social studies, the arts and English language acquisition.

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


General Information: 

For policy and payment information and answers to wide-range of frequently asked questions, please click here for our Preschool 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 you need financial assistance, please complete this form and bring it into your local Y.

  • 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 After School 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