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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.


While all preschools provide intellectual and social experiences, the Y Preschool also focuses on a student’s overall health and well-being. Students receive gymnastics and fitness instruction each month as a part of their curriculum. They also eat healthy snacks and participate in physical activity every day.  They are also able to take fitness, swimming and gymnastics classes in conjunction with their education—all of which are offered around their class time for parent convenience. A daily emphasis is put on teaching and giving students the 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.



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Our certified teachers.

Child Development Director Julie Kerling
16 years of teaching experience
Ages 4 & 5 Lead Preschool Teacher for Paula Pike
5 years of teaching experience
Age 3 Lead Preschool Teacher Sara Hull
22 years of teaching experience



Busy Bees

Age: 33 months to 3 years
Thursdays and Fridays
Time: 8:45am-11:00am
Cost: $85 per month

Stepping Stones

Age: 4-5 years
Days: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays
Time: 8:30am-11:00am
Cost: $113 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 9/1/2017.

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

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