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Early Learning Center

YWCA Northeast Kansas is on a mission to provide excellent and affordable childcare in a fun, enriching environment. Our goal is to bolster positive social, emotional and academic development — all while promoting school-readiness.

Preschoolers at YWCA Northeast Kansas meet rigorous Early Learning Standards indicating school readiness, eliminating the education gap regardless of race, economics or culture. Our classrooms use a combination of “Love and Logic,” “Teaching Strategies” and Baby Sign Language in our curriculum.

YWCA’s mission of “Eliminating Racism and Empowering Women” starts with our youngest participants – children in our classrooms benefit from a supportive curriculum and an emphasis on diversity and inclusion in all of our care procedures.

The ELC is open Monday – Friday from 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM.

ELC Parent Handbook

Now Enrolling!

If you are interested in learning more about the YWCA Early Learning Center, contact us using one of the methods below:

  • Email or call Dawn Galbreath, Youth Services Director: 785-233-1750
  • Call the Early Learning Center: 785-260-1366
  • Fill out this ELC Interest Form


To enroll your child in the YWCA Early Learning Center, you will need to meet with the Director to discuss the application packet, payment, current openings, and any other documentation needed to complete enrollment.



Early Learning Center Tuition Costs and Openings

Classroom Weekly CostCurrent Openings
Toddler Room$180 3
Transition Room, Not Potty Trained$1806
Transition Room, Potty Trained$1706
Without the YWCA I have no idea how I would be able to support little L. and myself. I am grateful every single day for the work you do! Because of you all, I can drop my child off every morning free of the burden of worry. I have no doubt L. is safe, loved, cared for, watched over, respected, observed, nurtured and encouraged.
Mother of a child in our Early Learning Center