The Y Academy at the Southwest Y is closed for renovations with a planned reopening August 2022.

Y Academy: One of the Best Choices Parents Can Make

The YMCA offers safe, affordable, and professional infant and preschool programs.

Why choose the Y?

  • We provide quality, structured learning and expert care, all in a warm and secure setting built on the values of the YMCA. 
  • Y Academy is different from other childcare settings because it fosters a sense of family with every interaction. It ís a close-knit community where children become friends, teachers love the kids like their own, and parents get to know each other beyond drop-offs and pick-ups.
  • The YMCA is dedicated to providing high-quality, affordable childcare with family-centered, values-based programs to nurture children's healthy development. 
  • Well-trained staff provide safe, affordable, expert care so you can have peace of mind while you work. Like all Y programs, Y Academy is open to all, with financial assistance available. Staff members are partners with parents, and other caregivers, working together to help kids grow up healthy, happy and strong.

Add Your Child to the Waitlist

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Y Academy Locations

The YMCA offers programs at 3 locations in the Metro Area

Arvada YMCA

Full-time pre-school at the YMCA in Arvada, CO.
Toddler Playing

Southwest YMCA

The SW Y is closed for renovations, we plan to reopen August 2022.
Kids in Preschool Singing

Preschool in University Hills

The Schlessman Y in University Hills program is for ages 6 weeks to 5 years in a healthy, supportive environment to thrive.
Toddler in a Mask