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If you are looking for Omaha child care, look no further than the Y. YMCA Early Learning Centers are an important part of the impact the Y makes in our community every day. We know parents are looking for the best child care for their kids and our early learning centers are a place where children learn the building blocks they need to have the best possible start in their education. We get them to kindergarten ready to learn.


It is our philosophy that children learn about their world through hands-on play and exploration. We are sensitive to growth and development of each child, and are mindful of diverse learners as we plan our instruction. Our educators provide guidance and support as children become active thinkers, ask questions about what they are learning, explore and develop their interests as learners, develop positive self esteem, learn about healthy living, and learn to interact positively with one another. 

Child playing with blocks


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. We we believe that the quality of children’s experiences while in our care is largely dependent on the quality of our teachers. Therefore, we carefully select our teachers based on their education, experience, passion, and ability to work with children and families. 

Teacher working with young children


We utilize research-based creative curriculum for each age group. This approach to teaching young children uses spontaneity and the ability to see and use everyday opportunities to help children solve problems, explore new materials, find answers to questions all while building relationships. 

Children reading


Quality early childhood development is dependent on the connection between parents and their care givers, and we know that nothing keeps parents happy like good communication and pictures of their children having fun and learning. Teachers communicate daily with parents to ensure consistency and each location hosts regular parent involvement activities.  

Parent playing with child in classroom

Our full-day kids will learn in our age-appropriate, center-style school, allowing children to grow in all areas. The Y’s preschools and Early Learning Centers use the Creative Curriculum, 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.

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