Infant & Preschool Care

Child Care
6 weeks - 4 years

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Live the EAC Y Experience

Extend-A-Care YMCA offers preschool programs to Austin-area children. Our programs meet children’s individual needs by offering cognitively, socially, and physically enriching curricula. 

Activities include building blocks and construction, dramatic play, reading, science and math, arts & crafts, creative expression, outdoor play, games and puzzles, and much more!

  • All EAC YMCA Preschool/Infant programs follow guidelines and curriculum for Texas Rising Star, Texas School Ready and Big Day Scholastic. Starting August 2020, all Extend-A-Care YMCA Infant/Preschool programs will officially have a recognized high-quality accreditation from Texas Rising Star. We are dedicated to meeting the highest level of recognition for each program. *Any program 2 years or newer is finalizing the process.

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2022-23 school year registration is open! Click here to register via EZChildTrack

 

Call 512-236-9622 or email EACY@AustinYMCA.org for questions about Infant Preschool Programs. 

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Our monthly rates:

  • $1210 Infants (6 weeks-23 months)
  • $1110 Preschool 2 (24-35 months)
  • $1010 Preschool 3 & 4 (3-5 years)

 Additionally, a non-refundable registration fee of $200 and a supply fee of $100 will be paid annually.

All registrations for Infant & Preschool programs are conducted online via EZChildTrack. To access the parent portal click hereA list of locations can be found below. 

Parents are advised to submit their child’s application as early as possible because enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Parent Policies:

2022-23 Parent Policies for Afterschool and Daycare

 

Sites listed below run on a year-round calendar. Fiscal year begins July 1st through June 30th.

North:

  • Austin Achieve Public Schools, 5908 Manor Rd, 78723 (Hours: 6:45 a.m. – 6:15 p.m.*)

Central: 

  • Austin High School, 1715 W Cesar Chavez St., 78703
  • Little Angels, 55 N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd, 78702 (Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.) 
  • Zavala Elementary, 310 Robert Martinez Jr St., 78702

East: 

  • KIPP Ridge, 8509 FM 969 78724 (Hours: 6:45 a.m. – 6:15 p.m.)

South:

  • Blazier Elementary 8601, Vertex Blvd., 78744
  • KIPP Paseo, 6800 Metropolis Dr, Austin, TX 78744

Program Age Groups:

6 Weeks to 4 Years

  • Austin Achieve
  • Little Angels
  • IDEA Montopolis
  • KIPP Ridge

Refunds: 

Registration fees are non-refundable, non-transferable. Supply fees are fully refundable only if your cancellation is submitted prior to the start of care. Infant ages: 6 weeks – 23 months; Preschool 2: 24 months - 35 months; Preschool 3 & 4: 3-4 years old. Infants/Preschool 2 will advance to the Preschool 2/Preschool 3 & 4 group when space is available. 

Cancellations:

To submit a cancellation request, please complete our online 2022-23 Infant/Preschool Cancellation Form. You’ll need to complete a form for each child. Once the form is received we will process your request and reply back to confirm it has been completed.  We require at least 1 month’s notice prior to your child’s last day in the program. If less notice is received, your cancellation date will still be calculated 1 month from the date that notice is given. The parent/guardian requesting to cancel must be authorized to make changes to the child’s account.  

Parent pick up:

  • Y Staff will ask the parent’s or guardian for their picture identification card.  Their ID will be checked to ensure that the person picking up matches the information on the enrollment form and is an approved authorized pick-up.  
  • Parents will verbally sign children out each day.

 If a child becomes sick:

  • We will have a mat in the corner of the classroom where the child will be isolated while waiting for pick up.  Parents/Guardians will need to pick up a sick child within 30 minutes of receiving the phone call.
  • Depending on the illness, we will follow CDC guidelines when determining the return date of the child.

We will follow CDC guidelines for disinfecting the room:

  • If a sick child has been isolated in our facility,  we will clean and disinfect surfaces in the isolation area 24 hrs. after the sick child has gone home.

If COVID-19 is confirmed in a child or staff member:

  • Close off areas used by the person who is sick.
  • Open outside doors and windows to increase air circulation in the areas.
  • Wait up to 24 hours or as long as possible before you clean or disinfect to allow respiratory droplets to settle before cleaning and disinfecting.
  • Clean and disinfect all areas used by the person who is sick.

Cleaning and Disinfecting:

  • We will routinely clean, sanitize, and disinfect surfaces and objects that are frequently touched, especially toys and games.
  • Toys that are placed in child’s mouth will be taken and put to the side for disinfecting.

Washing, Feeding, or holding a child:

  • Bring several changes of clothes.  If there is any kind of secretions are on the child’s clothes, the staff will need to change them.

Handwashing:

Staff will wash hands for at least 20 seconds:

  • Before arrival to center and after breaks
  • Before and after preparing food or drinks
  • Before and after administering medication
  • Before and after diaper changing
  • After using the restroom prior to returning to work
  • After each activity transition
  • After coming in contact with bodily fluid
  • After any cleaning duties
  • After administering temperature checks

Children will wash hands for at least 20 seconds:

  • Before arrival to center
  • Before snack and lunch time
  • Before and after outdoor time
  • Before and after diaper changing
  • Before and after using the restroom
  • After each activity transition

Mask Policy:

We are committed to providing a safe environment to the children in our program. We will continue to follow Austin Public Health, CDC recommendations, and local Independent School District’s guidance.  In alignment with school districts, mask use is optional but strongly encouraged for participants. 

Forms

Current and *validated immunization records or a vaccine affidavit and a health statement are required by child care licensing before child care services begin. Most doctors can provide a health statement; however, you can click on the link below for a template that your doctor can sign, if needed. If your child is 4 years or older we will also need records of their hearing and vision results. 

Immunization & Health Statement Form

Note: Start of care will be delayed until all required documents are received at the EAC Y business office.

*Validated Immunization Records: 

  • Validation includes a signature, initials, or stamp.
  • A handwritten immunization record should be considered valid if it contains the vaccine name, vaccination date (month, day, and year), medical or public health personnel validation.
  • An immunization record generated from an electronic health record must include clinic contact information and the provider’s signature/stamp, along with the vaccine name and vaccination date (month, day, and year).

Texas Minimum State Vaccine Requirements for Child-Care Facilities

 

Calendar 

Debbie Rios-Lombraña Accounts Director 

Emma Jaramillo Senior Manager of Operations

 

Andie Connors Business Manager

 

Jay Mills Program Executive Director 

Arnulfo Peat Program Executive Director 

 

April Walker Director of Education and Innovation

 

Sarah Rinner Associate Vice President, Out of School Time & Operations

 

For general questions please call 512-236-9622 or email EACY@AustinYMCA.org

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