State-Licensed Preschool

Sign up for preschool at the City of Las Vegas Centennial Hills Community Center, Operated by the YMCA! Classes fill quickly! Register at the front desk. Contact Beth Kolacki at (702) 476-6741 or for more information. 


The Y’s state-licensed preschool, established in 2007, is a favorite among parents and little learners. We invite you to register your 3-to-5-year-old child for a high-quality pre-kindergarten experience at the Y. Please note that your child must be potty trained.

Why do parents love the Y? 
Our caring teachers support an educational process of learning through creative play while incorporating the Y’s four core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility into every lesson. It’s what makes our preschool extra special, and that’s just for starters! The Y uses the HighScope method, a research-validated curriculum, and follows state standards for kindergarten.

  • Very affordable
  • Convenient times
  • Songs, stories, letter and number lessons
  • Active play
  • Fine and gross motor skill development
  • Safe, nurturing classroom environment located in state-of-the-art Y facilities


Start Your Child on the Path to Success at the Y

A high-quality pre-kindergarten education like the one you’ll discover at the Y provides a lifetime of benefits. According to the National Institute for Early Education Research, high-quality pre-kindergarten can better prepare children for school, increase their chances of academic success and help them avoid welfare and crime later in life. Studies also suggest that pre-kindergarten can lead to higher wages in adulthood, strengthen family ties and enhance your own parenting skills. As if that’s not enough, Y preschool is fun too! 

Preschool Registration Now Open

Preschool runs September 3, 2013 through May 23, 2014. Please see the Youth & Family calendar for observed holidays and days off. We offer the following class schedule. Participants must arrive within 15 minutes of class time.

Monday and Wednesday AM: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Monday and Wednesday PM: 1 to 4 p.m.

Tuesday and Thursday AM: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday PM: 1 to 4 p.m.

Add a third day to any 2-day class. Must be enrolled in 2-day class to attend Friday.
Friday AM: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Friday PM: 1 to 4 p.m.

NEW! 5-Days-a-Week
Monday through Friday AM: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.


Y Preschool enrollment fee reserves your child's spot for the full 9-month school year. Enroll during any of the following months and pay the listed enrollment fee.

SJanuary 2014 - May 2014: $125

Enrollment fees cannot be pro-rated based on date of enrollment. Enrollment fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. Please see cancellation and refund policies.

Participants who are not Y members are subject to an annual program participation fee of $40/1 child or $55/family. This fee is valid for one year from the date purchased.


2-day preschool: $1,057 for January-May 2014
3-day preschool: $1,379 for January-May 2014
5-day preschool: $2,387 for January-May 2014

We offer the following payment options.

1. Pay the enrollment fee at the time of registration, plus your annual tuition fee in FULL. 

2. Pay the enrollment fee at time of registration. Sign up for automatic monthly draft, which allows you to plan tuition payments for the 15th of each month. Participants who enroll in preschool for an upcoming month after the draft date will be required to pay for the month in full.

Declined drafts: A $25 decline draft fee will be applied to all accounts following a declined monthly draft transaction. To avoid such fees, please visit our Member Service Desk to update your account if you have a change in credit/debit card information (such as expiration dates, new card number, etc.). Fees must be paid in full before your preschooler can return to class.

At the Y, no one is turned away due to an inability to pay. Please visit our Member Service Desk for scholarship information. Preschool has a maximum scholarship of 25%.

Preschool Cancellation:
If you wish to cancel your child's participation in YMCA preschool, we require a 30-day written notice. Please visit the Member Service Desk to acquire the proper cancellation form and for form submission. 

Automatic Draft Payment: Cancellation of monthly draft payments also requires a written 30-day notice. Visit the desk for proper form and submission. Cancellations must be submitted no later than 30 days prior to the monthly draft date. If draft cancellations are not completed in a timely manner, the YMCA of Southern Nevada is authorized to charge the participant's account and a $25 service charge may apply for any declined transactions.

Enrollment Fee: The enrollment fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. Enrollment fee is due in full at the time of registration.

Tuition Fee: Full pay tuition fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Please read, print, complete and submit (as appropriate) these important procedures and documents.
Here are the steps to registration.

1. Read parent handbook. (Click here for handbook.)
2. Complete Registration Packet. Print legibly and sign all signature lines. 
3. Provide a copy of birth certificate for children age 5 or younger.
4. Provide a copy your child’s current immunization record.
5. Provide Health Statement signed by physician within first 30 days. 
6. Bring completed packet and copies to the front desk. If registering online, bring all information to the front desk after registering. Full payment is required at time of registration.
Please note: Health documents will not be accepted via fax.

Helpful Reminders

  • A bag or backpack is the perfect way to keep your child's goodies together.
  • Proper classroom attire requires closed toe shoes with heel coverage at the Y!
  • Flip flops and sandals are only allowed at the pool.
  • Clothes may get messy! Make sure they're weather appropriate.
  • Every child needs lots of water!
  • A healthy lifestyle is a Y initiative. Pack a HEALTHY energizing snack such as granola, veggie sticks or fruit slices!


​2014-2015 School Year

Enrollment for the 2014-2015 school year will open April 1, 2014. Email Beth Kolacki at for more information.


Continue the Learning and Fun Over Summer

The Y now offers Preschool Summer Camp! Check back in Spring 2014 for more information.

 Summer Camp Registration