Guided Discovery Part-Time Preschool

This program offers developmentally-appropriate curriculum that stimulates a child’s physical, social, intellectual, and emotional development. Our classrooms provide children with an interactive environment focusing on language and literacy, math, nutrition, and character development. Daily activities include:

  • Circle time
  • Swimming
  • Recreation time (outside or in gym)
  • Exploration experiences
  • Small and large group activities

Ages: 2.5 – 5 years
Must be potty trained
School year: September  –  June

Registration Fee: $75/child
This fee is nonrefundable and due annually at the time of enrollment.

Tuition is due on the 1st of every month. Autopay is available. Y members receive a 3% discount on tuition.

Days /Week Cost /Month
Two (for ages 2.5 – 4 years) $233
Three (for ages 3 – 5 years) $271
Four (for ages 4 – 5 years) $296

Caldwell Tuition:

Days /Week Cost /Month
Two (for ages 3 – 5 years) Member $100     Non-Member $120
Three (for ages 4 – 5 years) Member $140     Non-Member $160

Financial Assistance
The Treasure Valley Family Y believes that every child is of promise. Therefore, no one is denied Y services due to the inability to pay. For more information about our Financial Assistance program, please call (208) 344-5502 ext 254.

Boise Location & Enrollment Info

Downtown Guided Discovery
Downtown Family YMCA
1050 W State Street, Boise, ID
Up to four-day/week
M-F. 9am-12:00pm
Extended care available until 1pm
Learn more and enroll by calling: (208) 344-5502 ext 243

Caldwell P16 Locations & Enrollment Info

Lincoln Elementary*
1200 Grant Street, Caldwell, ID
Four-day/week classes, M-Th
Learn more and enroll by calling: (208) 344-5502 ext 436

Sacajawea Elementary*
1710 N Illinois Avenue, Caldwell, ID
Four-day/week classes, M-Th
Learn more and enroll by calling: (208) 344-5502 ext 436

*These programs are part of P16 Education initiative, in partnership with United Way and the Caldwell School District. Schedules are based on the Caldwell School District’s school year.

About Y Staff
In addition to being licensed Child Care Professionals* and trained in CPR and First Aid, our teachers practice the Y’s four character values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility in everything they do. They also undergo over 35 hours of special training on Child Abuse Prevention and Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum.

*A Child Care License is issued by the City of Boise and the State of Idaho. The process includes an FBI fingerprint and background check.