Preschool programs offer full-day child care for children ages six weeks through preschool. At the Y, we believe that growth and development are critical in a child’s earliest years. YMCA Child Development programs are committed to providing an environment where children feel safe and are encouraged to explore and learn. Our programs provide opportunities, experiences, and relationships to stimulate a young child’s physical, social, cognitive, and emotional development.
All of our YMCA Infant, Toddler, and Preschool programs use the Frog Street Curriculum. Frog Street is a high quality, child-centered, research-based curriculum. This comprehensive program, developed by leading child development experts, uses early learning best practices as well as the latest early brain research. Frog Street Pre-K has enriched language, literacy, and math for children ages 3–5.
Ages: 6 weeks-5 years
Locations & Enrollment Info
First Presbyterian Church
950 W State Street, Boise, ID
Open Mon-Fri, 7am-6pm
Learn more by calling: 208 345 6408
West YMCA Child Development Center
Across from West Boise YMCA and Boise City Aquatic Center
12650 W Bridger Street, Ste 120, Boise, ID
Open Mon-Fri, 7am-6pm
Learn more by calling: 208 344 5502 ext 415
Little Luke’s Early Learning Center
(for children of St. Luke’s employees)
St. Luke’s Boise Campus
316 W Washington Street, Boise, ID
Open Mon-Fri, 6am-6pm
Learn more by calling: 208 381 4670
Saint Alphonsus Early Learning Center
(for children of Saint Alphonsus employees)
Saint Alphonsus Boise Campus
6520 Norwood Drive, Boise, ID
Open Mon-Fri, 5:45am-8pm
Learn more by calling: 208 367 5164
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.
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.