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Santa Fe Trail

Elementary Preschool

Ready for Kindergarten

Our preschools provide a nurturing environment where kids feel safe and supported while learning, growing, making friends and preparing for the world of kindergarten.

AGES: 3-5
DAYS: Monday-Friday
TIME: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (full-day), 7-11 a.m. or 11 a.m.-3:15 p.m. (half-day), after care available
FEES: $170 / week (full-day) $100 / week (half-day with before and after care) $70 / week (half-day, no before or after care)


Spots are available at our preschool program for ages 3-5 at Santa Fe Trail Elementary in the Shawnee Mission School District. This program is open to anyone regardless of whether you live in the district.

7100 Lamar
Overland Park, KS 66204

Our 2020 summer session runs now through July 31. The full-day summer program continues to focus on learning, but with exciting themes weekly and lots of summer fun.

Our 2020-2021 school-year program begins August 12 and follows the Shawnee Mission School District Calendar. The curriculum focuses on school-readiness. Care is available on days when school is out, including snow days, conference days and holiday breaks. Full-day options are available. Half-day options are available to children enrolled in the Shawnee Mission School District Pre-K program.

Online registration is not available for this program. Please complete a paper registration form (below) to enroll.

Santa Fe Trail Preschool

SantaFe Preschool

Our preschool programs at Santa Fe Trail Elementary offers a variety of features to provide your child with a positive experience. Our educated staff lead students through a curriculum focused on kindergarten readiness skills and incorporates the YMCA Core Values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility. Nutritious snacks are provided daily. Fully licensed by Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

Preschoolers have access to the Before and After School program for school-age siblings who attend Highlands Elementary.


Space is limited. To enroll in a preschool program, call the Youth Development Services office at 913.345.9622 to ensure program availability. Download and complete the registration form below and return it using one of the following ways:

You may hand deliver or mail completed forms to our Youth Development Services office:

YMCA Youth Development Services
8205 W 108th Terrace, Suite 120
Overland Park, KS 66210

Or you may fax completed forms to:

Fax: 816.931.1847

Because we are committed to protecting your privacy, email registrations and email payment information are not accepted.

In order to attend a Y preschool program, all participants must complete an Emergency Information Packet and bring it to the site on the first day. 

No School Days

For those irregular days when school isn't in session, such as seasonal breaks, conference days and in-service days, the Y offers No School Days for preschool participants.