Early Learners

Early Learners

The YMCA of Greater Whittier is committed to providing our community with a safe and nurturing environment for children to learn, grow, and develop.

Our YMCA Early Learning Center curriculum creates a safe, nurturing environment for families and children to grow together. Our goal is to assist children in developing their social, emotional, cognitive, and physical skills while preparing for a sound educational future. Our Preschool Program includes theme-based centers, school readiness, arts and crafts, music and movement, arts and crafts, cooking and physical activities. We feel it is just as important to develop the individual, as we do with teaching the ABCs and 123s. Our students learn the importance of respecting others, build positive relationships with peers and adults, develop social norms, and discover the benefits of making healthy choices. As they grow, we hope that they are prepared socially, mentally, and physically not just for kindergarten, but for the rest of their lives.

What we provide in our early learner program:

  • Licensed program
  • Infant and Toddler programs (6 weeks – 2 years of age)
  • Early Learner Programs (2 – 5 years old)
  • Professional and caring staff
  • Low teacher to child ratio
  • Healthy meals and snacks included
  • COVID-19 prevention procedures (as recommended by the LA County of Public Health)
  • Accepts subsidy programs
  • Now serving Infants and Toddlers at Uptown Whittier

Rates and Schedules

Infant and Toddler

2 Full Days: $210 Members / $240 Non-Members

3 Full Days: $240 Members / $270 Non-Members

5 Full Days: $270 Members / $300 Non-Members


2 Full Days: $105 Members/$135 Non-Members

3 Full Days: $145 Members/$175 Non-Members

5 Full Days: $175 Members/$205 Non-Members

5 Part-time Days: (8am-12pm): $105 Member/$135 Non-Members

Less than 30 hours a week: $125 Members / $145 Non-Members

All rates are charged weekly. A non-refundable registration fee of $75/child is required to hold your place.

How to register online-creating an account

To register online, click the program location you want to enroll. You may also register in-person at a branch. Questions? Call or email the center director listed at the location.

East Whittier YMCA Family Center Preschool

15740 E. Starbuck St
Whittier, CA 90603
6:30 am to 6:30 pm (Full Time Care)
8:00 am to 12:00 pm (Part Time Care)
Facility License # 191571456

For more information, please call East Whittier Preschool Director Adriana Allen at (562) 551-9081 or email [email protected].

Uptown Whittier YMCA Family Center Preschool

12510 Hadley Street
Whittier, CA 90601
6:30 am to 6:30 pm (Full Time Care)
8:00 am to 12:00 pm (Part Time Care)
Facility License #198019117

For more information, please call Uptown Whittier Program Director Brittany Wallace (562) 551-1972 or email [email protected]

14540 San Cristobal Drive
La Mirada CA 90638
6:30am – 6:30 pm (Full Time Care)
8:00 am – 12:00 pm ( Part Time)


Offsite Care Throughout the Community

Eastwood Elementary School

15730 Pescados Drive Building #200
La Mirada CA 90638
6:30 am – 6:30 pm (Full Time Care)
8:00 am – 12:00 pm (Part Time)
Facility License # 304371466

For more information about our newest early learning center, please contact us at (562) 373-1799 or by email at [email protected].

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