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YMCAs are dedicated to providing high-quality, affordable child care. As the nation's largest provider of child care programs, YMCAs provide family-centered, values-based programs to nurture children's healthy development.

Well-trained staff  provide safe, affordable, high-quality care so you can have peace of mind while you work. Like all Y programs, child care is open to all, with financial aid available. Staff members are partners with parents and other caregivers, working together to help kids grow up healthy, happy and strong.

Download the Child Care Program Guide PDF.

Way to Grow Preschool
Kid's Place (Licensed Child Care)

Distribution of food is available at select locations.


->Way to Grow Preschool

(Ages 2.9 - 5 years) Our California state-licensed preschool program is designed to provide play-based, child-centered curriculum based on developmentally appropriate experiences. Our goal is to provide your child with a safe, caring and cheerful environment in which he or she can make friends, learn new skills and continue to develop self-esteem.

Preschool is available two days per week (Tuesdays / Thursdays); three days per week (Monday / Wednesday / Friday); or five full days per week (Monday through Friday). We are a full-day program with the hours of 7:30 am-6 pm.

Way to Grow Preschool
at Oak Elementary School
1501 Oak Ave, Los Altos, 94024
School hours: 7:30 am – 6 pm  

Way to Grow Preschool
at Landels Elementary School

115 West Dana, Mountain View, 94041
School hours: 7:30 am - 12 pm


Holiday Camp

(Grades K-6) Offered holidays, winter and spring breaks Join the Y for a fun-filled, activity-packed week during school holiday breaks. Kids enjoy awesome art and craft projects, weekly field trips, swimming, outdoor games, and more. Holiday Camp enables children to stay physically active, develop friendships, and engage in a variety of activities that promote character development.

For details download a registration form or call 650-429-1313. Pre-registration is required at El Camino YMCA. Financial assistance available.

->Kids Place Licensed Child Care

(Grades K-6) YMCA Kids Place school age child care is a California state-licensed program that operates on school campuses, offering a variety of age-appropriate enrichment and recreational activities. Our child care program delivers stimulating learning experiences in a safe environment that aim to enhance your child’s social, intellectual, physical and emotional development. Daily homework assistance is also provided.

YMCA School Age Child Care is available at the following locations:

Almond Elementary School
550 Almond Ave, Los Altos 94022

Oak Elementary School
1501 Oak Ave, Los Altos 94022

Bubb Elementary School
525 Hans Ave, Mountain View 94040

Huff Elementary School
253 Martens Ave, Mountain View 94040

Landels Elementary School
115 West Dana, Mountain View 94041

Castro Elementary School
505 Escuela Ave, Mountain View 94041

Monta Loma Elementary
460 Thompson Ave, Mountain View 94043

Theuerkauf Elementary
1625 San Luis Ave, Mountain View 94043

For Child Care questions, please contact Saadia Aurakzai, Child Care Program Director, at 650-429-1344 or saurakzai@ymcasv.org

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