YMCA of Greater Omaha Early Learning Centers


YMCA Early Learning Centers are one component of the impact the Y makes in the greater Omaha community every day. We know parents want the best for their kids and strive to make our early learning centers a place where children learn the building blocks they need to have the best possible start in their education – and arrive at their first day of kindergarten ready to learn.

Our teachers and staff are guided by our four core values: Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility and focus on supporting the families of the children in our care to strengthen and maintain healthy and happy families.

Our full-day kids will learn in our age-appropriate, center-style school, allowing children to grow in all areas. The Y’s preschools use the Creative Curriculum Gold, which is based on the latest research that the most important years in a child’s life are from birth to 5-years of age.

Join us for a fun-filled family Kickoff Karnival! September 15 – 6:00-8:00pm

You’re invited to join us at four of our Early Learning Centers for a Kickoff Karnival, celebrating with our families, kids, and the community! Games, prizes and carnival food for everyone! Kickoff Karnival being held at the following locations:
Downtown YMCA
Immanuel CHI
Bergan CHI
Lakeside CHI

Interested in enrolling your child? Our all-day, year-round childcare is available at the following locations:

Downtown YMCA: Becky Bounds – bbounds@metroymca.org

Toddlers – Preschool
Ages 18 months-5 years
Mon-Fri – 6:30 am-6:00 pm

Mills County YMCA

Infant – Preschool
Ages 6 weeks-6 years
Mon-Fri – 6:00 am-6:00 pm

Council Bluffs YMCA: Kellie Harding – kharding@metroymca.org

Toddlers – Preschool
Ages 18 months-6 years
Mon-Fri – 6:30 am-6:00 pm

New CHI Health YMCA Early Learning Center Locations

Introducing June 5, 2017 – New Locations for YMCA Early Learning Centers at 4 CHI Health locations!
Limited enrollment currently available.

Bergan CHI: Jen Knott – jknott@metroymca.org
7500 Mercy Road
Omaha, NE 68124

6 weeks – 6 years

Immanuel CHI: Kristen Minor – kminor@metroymca.org
6901 North 72nd Street
Omaha, NE 68122

6 weeks – 6 years

Mercy CHI: Kellie Harding – kharding@metroymca.org
800 Mercy Drive
Council Bluffs, IA 51503

6 weeks – 6 years

Lakeside CHI: Jamie Haynes – jhaynes@metroymca.org
16901 Lakeside Hills Ct.
Omaha, NE 68130

6 weeks – 6 years

Currently a parent of a child enrolled in CHI Health child care? Check out our Parent’s Guide with information about the transition. Please direct questions to Tanya Murray, Executive Director of Early Learning Centers.