Shoreview YMCA Early Childhood Learning Center offers full-day preschool and pre-kindergarten programs. On-site amenities include a kids’ gym, playfield and playground, as well as an indoor and outdoor swimming pool with water safety instruction.
Every family deserves quality care to thrive. We offer competitive tuition rates and registration fees. Need-based scholarships are available. Contact us at (651) 229-6423 to schedule a visit and discuss weekly tuition rates.
Meet the Director
Early Childhood Learning Center Program Director
Rachael is a graduate of Century College in Elementary Education. She joined the Y in 2001 and most recently became the Site Director at Island Lake Elementary. She currently lives in New Brighton with her husband, Mike, her daughters, Charisma and Chloe, three dogs, JJ, Butterscotch and Peanut, and three cats, Mystery, Cosmo and Nova.
In her free time, Rachael enjoys traveling and spending time with her extended family. Her favorite moments at the Shoreview ECLC are seeing the happy faces coming through the front door in the morning and hearing daily stories being shared with families and classmates.
Curriculum & Philosophy
We use the Creative Curriculum® to develop age-appropriate experiences that foster joyful learning. For each child, we address individual needs, build skills for success and incorporate STEM activities. Pairing our curriculum with the YMCA Healthy Kids Initiative, we also provide exposure to healthy eating, nutrition and physical activity for children and their families.
- Indoor and outdoor pools
- Kids’ gym
Learning at Shoreview YMCA Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten programs engages your child in activities that help build their social-emotional skills and gets them ready for kindergarten.
- Kids’ Fitness
- Music and Movement
- Environmental Education
- Water Play and Safety
Providing a safe, secure and predictable environment is a top priority for every YMCA Early Childhood Learning Center. For more information about our policies go to:
Parent Referral Program
If you love your Early Childhood Learning experience, spread the word and get rewarded!
It’s easy to make a referral. Pass on the referred parent’s name, along with some basic information about the family to your program director.
- Complete the parent referral form and give it to your program director.
- After the new family has enrolled at any of our Early Childhood Learning Center locations and stayed for at least four weeks, you’ll receive a week’s free tuition for your oldest child.
- You can refer as many families as you’d like to earn more. Every time a child is enrolled as a result of your recommendation, you’ll get a week’s free tuition.