YMCA of Southern Nevada



SkyView YMCA Preschool is Growing!

Thanks to a partnership with Clark County and the City of North Las Vegas, the SkyView YMCA Preschool will be expanding to serve our community and our early learners! Southern Nevada is one of the fastest growing regions in the United States. With this exponential growth comes an even greater need for access to child care, particularly the need for effective early childhood education.

In August of 2024, the SkyView Preschool Village will open, serving 80 children to reach their full potential through high quality early childhood education. Stay tuned for more updates on the SkyView Preschool Village!

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Early Learning

Y Preschool prepares children ages 3-5 for future success through evidence-based curriculum that encourages hands-on learning and exploration. Our friendly, safe environment promotes positive social interactions, problem solving, and lots of fun! Our caring teachers support an educational process of learning through creative play while incorporating the Y’s core values of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility, and empathy into every lesson. It’s what makes our preschool extra special!

The Y uses the HighScope Method, an evidence-based curriculum, and is nationally accredited through QRIS to ensure Kindergarten readiness. Your little learner is sure to make new friends, create memories, and develop a love for learning!

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Growing with HighScope Curriculum

Our preschool utilizes the HighScope Curriculum, a comprehensive evidence-based curriculum, that is one of the strongest early childhood education curricula in the nation. It supports active learning to inspire each and every child to become a more creative, confident thinker by integrating exploration and discovery as a way of learning.

The curriculum also incorporates authentic observational assessments and progress reports that are conducted within 30 days of the child’s enrollment in the program, mid-year, and within 30 days of the child leaving the program.

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Building Parent-Teacher Relationships

The Y’s wholistic approach to our families is what sets us apart from other preschools. Families have access to YMCA centers to pursue health benefits, preschoolers will participate in free swim lessons, and families will have access to all free family engagement programming. Communication about your child’s day is vital to building strong parent-teacher relationships. We use a parent-friendly platform that allows teachers to share photos, videos, and updates with parents throughout the day safely and securely.

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Providing High Quality Education

Early childhood education programming at the YMCA develops cognitive, social-emotional, and motor skills with each child’s critical growth years and meets all standards for kindergarten readiness. Our curriculum is built around teacher and child, initiated learning activities in six main content areas: language, literacy, and communication; mathematics; social and emotional development; physical care and development; creative arts; and science and technology.

Our Preschool Options

Multiple Options to fit every family!

Enrollment of $250 is due at the time of registration to secure your child’s spot within the program. This is a non-refundable fee.

Half Day Preschool Classes

Centennial Hills Y Preschool Location

Half day preschool provides 3 hours of high-quality learning during the day. This is a great option to introduce your early learner to school!

2 - Day
Tues & Thurs (AM/PM)
3 - Day
Mon / Weds / Fri (AM/PM)
5 - Day
Mon through Fri (AM/PM)

Full Day Preschool Classes

Centennial Hills Y, Durango Hills Y, & Skyview Y Preschool Locations

  • Full day preschool provides the most support for your early learner. Full day preschool operates Monday through Friday, 8 am – 3 pm.
  • Morning and afternoon wrap-around care is available.
  • The weekly fee for full day preschool is $175.

Nevada Ready Preschool

Heinrich Y, & Durango Hills Y Locations

Thanks to an exciting partnership with the Nevada Department of Education and the United Way of Southern Nevada, our Bill & Lillie Heinrich Y and Durango Hills Y offer the Nevada Ready Pre-K program, a full-day preschool offered at NO COST to families who qualify. The program is open to children 4-5 years old. Families must meet the requirements in order to qualify for enrollment.

  • Certified teachers with low teacher/student ratios.
  • Before and after wrap-around services available. FA through Urban League is available.
  • Parent involvement highly encouraged.
  • Prepares your child for Kindergarten.
  • All students welcome!
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The Leader In Youth Development

In our early education programs, kids receive a foundation of learning while integrating the core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. We are committed to helping children become lifelong learners, have fun, and make new friends.

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Affordable For All

Every child deserves the benefits of high-quality early childhood education and a family’s financial situations should not be a barrier to this. The Y accepts Urban League, Child Care Aware, and PALCO at all locations. Contact our business office to learn how you can apply for subsidies.

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Whole Child Development

Our preschool programs utilize HighScope, an evidence-based curriculum. We are dedicated to ensuring our children learn how to make healthy food choices and enjoy physical activity through our Dr. Yum curriculum. Our preschool incorporates social-emotional learning into all activities.

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High Quality Staff

Our licensed, highly skilled teachers love what they do and it shows in the gentle care we provide. In addition to 32 hours of early child childhood training, Y Teachers participate in annual trainings, continuing education, development days, and external assessments for quality improvement. Y Preschool exceeds Nevada State staff to student ratios.

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Birth to Graduation

From preschoolers through teens, the Y provides a caring community with programs that support kids as they grow with early education, youth sports, healthy living, camp, academics, and more! As a trusted partner with community organization, the school district, and the city and county municipalities, the Y helps kids develop to their full spirit, mind, and body.

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Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

At the Y, we actively promote inclusive practice. The needs of our children, families, and staff are of the utmost importance to us. All children are welcome in our preschools! Our inclusive practice is a reflection of the YMCA’s foundation and values. Our curriculum, activities, materials, and environment are used to reflect diversity in families, children, and our community.

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A Cause-Driven Organization

The Y is a non-profit organization of men, women and children joined by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility in Southern Nevada. Our core values of respect, responsibility, caring, and honesty are integrated in everything we do.

How to Register

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    Centennial Hills Y, Durango Hills Y, & SkyView Y Locations

    To register in person, please read, print, and complete and submit (as appropriate) these documents:

    • Read the Y Preschool Parent Guide for information about the program, pricing, etc.
    • Provide a copy of birth certificate
    • Provide a copy of your child’s current immunization record
    • Provide Health Statement signed by physician

    Preschool child files are electronic files through Campdoc. You will receive an email invitation from Campdoc within 24 hours of registration. In order to complete your child’s registration, the following documents must be uploaded to your child’s file on Campdoc. Children with an incomplete file will not be permitted into school.

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    Nevada Ready Pre-K Program

    Heinrich Y, Durango Hills Y, & SkyView Y Locations

    Please pick up an enrollment packet at our Bill & Lillie Heinrich Y, Durango Hills Y, or Skyview Y Locations. Registration for Nevada Ready Pre-K cannot be done online; you must submit your enrollment packet in person.

    • Please contact our Business Office if you have any questions or would like a regular packet
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