Strong Beginnings Bright Futures

The YMCA of Greater San Antonio Early Learning Centers provides infant, toddler, and preschool child care with developmentally appropriate learning activities. The purpose of the Early Childhood Program is to provide affordable childcare in an environment that helps to facilitate a child's cognitive, social, physical, and emotional growth.


At the Y, we believe the values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for quality of life and future success. That makes for confident kids today, and contributing and engaged adults tomorrow.

Licensed by the Health and Human Services these programs serve working families at all income levels. Monthly tuition and annual family membership fees apply. Tuition assistance is available through the YMCA Open Doors Scholarship Program. YMCA is a Child Care Services vendor. YMCA members and non-members are welcome to register.

Pre-Schoolers at the Y's Early Learning Center playing with various toys

YMCA programs provide children with experiences that encourage:

  • School readiness

  • Social interaction with peers and adults

  • Self-expression and communication

  • Positive self-esteem and self-image

  • Large and small muscle development

  • Intellectual growth

We accept applications for enrollment without regard to ethnicity, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status, or political belief.

Staff and child playing with large legos

Early Learning Center Locations


Hours: 6:30am - 6:00pm
835 W. Southcross Blvd
San Antonio, TX 78211
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Haven for Hope

Hours: 7:00am - 6:00pm
600 Leal St.
San Antonio, TX 78207
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Rates for Daycare and Preschool

Weekly Rates

Facility Member

 Community Member


4 Weeks- 17 Months




18 Months - 35 Months




36 Months - 5 Years Old 




5 Years - 13 Years Old



Call (210) 924-2277 to register. 


Financial Assistance

We believe every child deserves access to high-quality care. For more information about our financial assistance program and the documents needed upon application, please click HERE.