YMCA of Greater Omaha Early Childhood Development


Children are like sponges – they watch and absorb knowledge, skills and values from everything and everyone around them. At the Y, we believe the values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for quality of life and future success.  That’s why our child development programs are staffed with people who understand the cognitive, physical and social development of kids, the need children have to feel connected and supported in trying new things, and the caring and reinforcement parents and families need to help each other.


Our preschoolers will learn in our age-appropriate, center-style school, allowing children to grow in all areas. The Y’s preschool uses 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. The child’s developmental areas: physical, social/emotional, cognitive, and language will grow in the Y’s safe, nurturing environment.

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

Downtown YMCA: Lynnae Johannes – ljohannes@metroymca.org

Ages 18 months-5 years

Mon-Fri – 6:30 am-6:00 pm

18 months-3 years
Member: $175/week  Non member: $185/week

3 years-6 years
Member: $165/week  Non member: $175/week

One time registration fee: $40


Mills County YMCA: Jennifer Burchett – jburchett@metroymca.org

Infant & Baby Care

Ages 6 weeks-24 months

Mon-Fri – 6:00 am-6:00 pm

Member: 198/week   Non member: $225/week

Toddlers and Children – 18 months-6 years

Mon-Fri – 6:00 am-6:00 pm

Member: 145/week  Non member: $165/week

1 child/day – Member: $39  Non member: $55

One time registration fee: $40/child


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

Ages 18 months-6 years

Mon-Fri – 6:30 am-6:00 pm

Member: $150/week  Non member: $175/week

One time registration fee: $40/child