Learn. Grow. Thrive.
Our licensed early education programs provide infants through preschoolers a nurturing environment where kids are safe and supported while learning, growing, making friends, and preparing for success in kindergarten and beyond. Programs and locations include YMCA early learning centers, early education programs held in elementary schools, and Head Start programs for families who meet income and eligibility guidelines.
- YMCA Head Start Programs: Quality early education, nutrition and health services for eligible children as young as six weeks. Head Start services are available for families that meet income eligibility guidelines or have a child with a diagnosed disability.
EARLY LEARNING PROGRAMS
- Preschool: Full-day and half-day preschool programs offered at select sites in the Shawnee Mission School District.
- Children's Center Campus YMCA Early Learning Center: A supportive and nurturing environment where children as young as six weeks grow, learn and thrive with a Kindergarten readiness curriculum. There are no eligibility requirements; anyone may apply.