With so many demands on today’s families and the increased focus on early brain development, families need all the support they can get to nurture the potential of youth. That’s why child care and early learning programs at the Y focus on holistically nurturing child development by providing a safe and healthy place to learn foundational skills, develop healthy, trusting relationships and build self-reliance through the Y values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

The Helen G Nassif  YMCA is proud to offer a high level of child care services to the Cedar Rapids Metropolitan area. From 3 years old to 5 years old , we strive to meet the needs of all families in our community. No one will be turned away due to the inability to pay. Please explore all that we have to offer!


HGN Preschool
6/5/23 - 8/11/23

Preparing Every Child for Kindergarten


To engage and nurture your child, we provide a balance of freedom and instruction. Our early childhood preschool classroom is designed as a learning community, where your child not only builds skills vital to success in kindergarten, but also gains respect for others, and a strong sense of confidence.

The Preschool program provides a focus on:

  • Fostering independence
  • Cooperation & communication skills
  • Hands-on learning
  • Literacy and number concepts

We will offer Wrap Around Preschool (6:30am-6:00pm) for our working families that need care earlier in the morning and later in the evening.  We will also offer part time preschool for the families that may not want to commit to a full week of preschool.  We have something for everyone.

We will accept Child Care Assistance/Block Grant. If your family does not qualify for State assistance and you still need help financially you can apply for a YMCA Scholarship.


$20 non refundable annual registration fee

Wrap Around (6:30am-6:00pm) Full time $160 members $180 non members

Wrap Around Part Time 3 days $100 members $110 non members

Wrap Around Part Time 2 day $ 65 members $ 75 non members

Full time Preschool (9:00am-3:00pm) $150 members $170 non members

Part Time Preschool 3 days $90 members $105 non members

Part Time Preschool 2 days $60 members $70 non members.



Available Sessions

06/05/23 - 06/09/23
06/12/23 - 06/16/23
06/19/23 - 06/23/23
06/26/23 - 06/30/23
07/03/23 - 07/07/23
07/10/23 - 07/14/23
07/17/23 - 07/21/23
07/24/23 - 07/28/23
07/31/23 - 08/04/23
08/07/23 - 08/11/23