Ready for Kindergarten
Our Pre-K and Preschool programs provide a nurturing environment where kids feel safe and supported while learning, growing, making friends and preparing for the world of kindergarten.
TIME: Camp: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.; School Year Pre-K A.M. session 8-11 a.m.; P.M. session 12:15-3:10 p.m.; Before and After Care 7-8 a.m. and 3:15-6 p.m.; Full-Day Preschool: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
FEES: Camp: $160/week; Pre-K: $70/week, $100/week with before and after care; Full-day Preschool: $170/week
Summer Day Camp
At Y Pre-K Day Camp, your kids will make new friends and have tons of fun as they explore new adventures each day. Registration is open to anyone, regardless of whether you attend the Shawnee Mission School District.
Days will be filled with:
- New themes each week
- Off site field trips
- Walks to the park every Friday
- Splash days once a week for water play
- And so much more!
The daily focus is on physical movement, social interaction, leadership, personal growth, creativity and educational opportunities.
Days: M-F, May 31-August 5
Hours: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Fees: $160/week, $55 registration fee
To Enroll: Download and submit the camp registration form. Then, download and complete the Emergency Information Packet and bring it to camp on your first day.
- May 31-June 3 - Rock on Campers
- June 6-10 - Yoda Best
- June 13-17 - Let's Get Jurassic
- June 21-24 - Let's Go to the Beach
- June 27-July 1 - Red, White and BOOM
- July 5-8 - Where the Wild Things Are
- July 11-15 - Bon Appetit
- July 18-22 - Imagineers
- July 25-29 - Space Invaders
- August 1-5 - Happy Trails
School Year Programs
Half-day Pre-K options to support your SMSD Pre-K enrollment include morning or afternoon sessions, plus before and after school care. Full-day Preschool for those not enrolled in the SMSD Pre-K program is also available for ages 3-5.
Flexible options allow you to select the hours of care that you need for your schedule.
Before school care is available prior to the morning Pre-K session as early as 7 a.m. After school care is available following the afternoon Pre-K session from 3:15-6 p.m.
Full-day Preschool for those not enrolled in the SMSD Pre-K program is available from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
To enroll: Download and submit the preschool registration form. Then download and complete the Emergency Information Packet and bring it to your site on the first day.
Santa Fe Trail 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.
You must be enrolled in Shawnee Mission School District Preschool Programs to be eligible for school-year YMCA Pre-K programs. Space is limited. To enroll in a preschool program, call the Youth Development Services office at 816.360.3390 to ensure program availability. Download and complete the registration form below and return it using one of the following ways:
You may mail completed forms to our office:
YMCA of Greater Kansas City
3100 Broadway Street, Suite 1020
Kansas City, MO 64111
Or you may fax completed forms to:
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.