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Preschool Education

The YMCA of Austin is state licensed and offers preschool education to children ages 33 months to 5 years.  When your child participates in our YMCA early childhood education program, your child benefits from a comprehensive, carefully designed, and research based curriculum model provided by The Creative Curriculum.

Creative Curriculum is a comprehensive early childhood educational system that emphasizes a practical, easy to understand approach to working with children. It promotes the use of interest areas as a way of providing experiences that promote cognitive, social, physical and language development. The core components are literacy, math, science, social studies, arts and technology.


The YMCA preschool strives to provide an intellectual and social experience. We also focus on a student’s overall health and well-being. Each student enrolled in our preschool receives a 6 week session of swimming lessons at no cost. Students receive fitness instruction each month as a part of their curriculum. A daily emphasis is put on educating students with tools to make healthy choices in their lives.

YMCA early childhood staff know that effective and positive programming for young children is possible when strong relationships between families and staff are developed. Our program is State Licensed with certified instructors.  Learn more about our program and view our Preschool brochure by clicking on the button below.



Our certified teachers.

Sara Hull(19th year teaching here at the YMCA)

Alyssa Morgan – (Stepping Stones teacher) – 7 years

Samantha Klenner(Building Blocks Pre-K teacher) – 2 years

Autumn Engesser(Aide in both Building Blocks & Stepping Stones) – 1 year (plus she has 6 years experience teaching swim lessons)

Kristi Stasi – (1st year as aide in Busy Bees w Sara)



Busy Bees

Age: 33 months to 3 years
Thursdays and Fridays
Time: 8:45am-11:00am
Cost: $87 per month

Stepping Stones

Age: 4-5 years
Days: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays
Time: 8:30am-11:00am
Cost: $115 per month

Building Blocks

Age: 4-5 years*
Days: Monday-Friday
Time: 12:00pm-2:30pm
Cost: $175 per month

*Must be four years old by 9/1/2019.

**A YMCA membership is not required to enroll your child in the YMCA of Austin Preschool Program.

Curriculum & Classroom

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Tuition & Fees

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Typical Day

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Scholarships & Financial Assistance

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Preschool Closings & Cancellations

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