Several of our YMCA locations have been transitioned into Essential Personnel Child Care Sites. Eligible are children of emergency first responders (police, fire, EMS), medical personnel, city/county staff responding to the crisis and other essential front-line staff, such as grocery and pharmacy employees, providing critical services to the community.

Some of our collaborative partners include: St. Luke’s Health, Kelsey-Seybold and Houston Food Bank with more to come.

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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.

Learning at the YMCA is fueled by FUN and powered by excellent teachers! Our program offers early childhood education for infants through preschool. Our experienced staff ensures a welcoming, loving and educational environment. We are committed to providing exciting learning opportunities that nurture cognitive, social-emotional, physical and creative development.

Nothing tells a story like a photo. A peek into the life of a child brightens our wonderful day and turns our difficult days into fantastic days. Please enjoy this gallery of photos from our Early Care programs!


Infant and Toddler Care

The YMCA Children's Academy provides enriching experiences that help to facilitate an infant’s cognitive, social, physical and emotional growth. We strive to meet the developmental needs of each individual child by working in partnership with their families. Throughout the day, caring teachers meet their basic needs and encourage developmental language and gross motor skills through rhythm and song, books, conversations and physical activities.

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In the YMCA Preschool Program, we strive to ensure that all children are ready for school academically and socially confident. Preschool children learn to master self-help skills and to be good friends. During the preschool years, children begin to learn letter and name recognition, number recognition, one-to-one correspondence, critical thinking and problem solving skills. Before the blink of an eye our preschool children are ready to conquer the world in Kindergarten.

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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.