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Infant - PreK

Child development and early learning centers provide a nurturing environment where kids make friends, activate their imaginations and have fun.



The Y is the largest provider of child care in the Greater Wichita area. We're a safe place for your kids to learn, grow, and play. And we turn no one away due to inability to pay. We offer income-based financial assistance for child care services, made possible by the YMCA Annual Campaign and United Way of the Plains support. Visit any YMCA to fill out a confidential application or download an enrollment form today.


Download your annual tax statement starting January 23.

Peace of mind is what you’ll have knowing you child’s in a trusted, quality, licensed YMCA Early Learning Center.

When kids are in Y classrooms, every activity is designed to inspire their creative, intellectual, physical and social development, following Kansas Early Learning Standards. They receive nourishing food with fresh fruits or vegetables and whole grains served daily. In addition, kids feel connected and supported in trying new things, and parents receive care and reinforcement from YMCA’s licensed teachers.
Partially funded by United Way of the Plains

All-day care for kids 2 weeks-Kindergarten. 
View Early Learning Center brochure for complete information.

Locations: Andover, East, South YMCAs, & seven USD 259 high schools

Teen parents and their children receive tools to succeed at YMCA Child Development Centers, offered at area high schools.

We provide a full-day early educational child care program in an extended-family atmosphere where children feel secure, comfortable, and important.

All-day care for kids ages 2 weeks-Kindergarten. 
View Child Development Center brochure for guidelines and complete information.

Locations: East High School, Heights High School, Metro-Meridian AHS, North High School, Northwest High School, South High School, Southeast High School, West High School

Working to inspire young minds, these FREE classes help caregivers prepare kids to be school-ready. Hosted at Woodland United Methodist Church and the East YMCA, caregivers and children (0-5yrs) receive hands-on instruction each week. September through June. Ask about bilingual classes!

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