YWCA Preschool Childcare Program

preschool childcare program

The YWCA provides year-round pre-school services for children between the ages of 3-5. Pre-school hours are 7:00 am – 6:00 pm, Monday – Friday. The pre-school program utilizes the Creative Curriculum, accepted widely by educators as an effective method for preschoolers. Our program is one of a few nonprofit centers that are certified and accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

The YWCA provides Head Start services through a partnership with Virginia Commonwealth University’s Head Start Program. Information about enrolling a child in the Head Start program is available by calling the YWCA Child Development Center or the Richmond Head Start office.

program fees

The YWCA is committed to making quality childcare services available to all families. A tiered, subsidized fee system is available to homeless and low-income families based on sheltered/unsheltered status and family income. Low-income families are eligible based on family size and family income set by USDA income criteria and re-certified at the beginning of each school session (Fall, Winter, & Summer). The cost of providing these services is supported through grants and donations and is subject to available funding.

For more information, contact Renita Thornton at 804-643-6761 x 132 or rthornton@ywcarichmond.org.