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Y Academy

The Y is different from other childcare settings because it fosters a sense of family with every interaction. Y Academy is a close-knit community where children become friends, teachers love the kids like their own, and parents get to know each other each other beyond drop-offs and pick-ups. 

Child Care Locations

Schlessman Y Academy - Infants, Toddlers, and Preschool

2625 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80222 | Get Directions
Hours: Mon - Fri: 7am - 6pm
Contact: Julie Cataldo - jcataldo@denverymca.org
Our programs are designed to give children ages 6 weeks to 5 years a healthy, supportive environment to learn, grow and thrive. 

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Southwest Y Academy - Preschool

5181 W. Kenyon Ave., Denver, CO 80236 | Get Directions
Hours: Mon - Fri: 7am - 5:30pm
Contact: Julie Cataldo - jcataldo@denverymca.org
720 524 2792

Highly sought-after pre-K education in a community environment

Families choose the Southwest YMCA for preschool because of the quality instruction and hands-on learning opportunities, as well as the welcoming and caring approach only found at the YMCA. Parents say, "It's phenomenal."

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Additional Information

Parent Handbook and Emergency Procedures

Early Childhood Education Centers