Building Brighter Futures

Our Head Start Preschool Program provides low to no-cost high quality child care and early learning for low-income families. Serving children from birth to 5 years old, we ensure that all our kids are prepared for a lifetime of learning with the tools and support they need to thrive.

We use a holistic approach to address the needs of the entire household. Teachers, parents, center directors,  and specialists collaborate on a regular basis to make sure every child receives the individual support they need to keep learning and growing. YMCA of the East Bay maintains strong partnerships with school districts, mental health support services, and community organizations so we can connect kids and families to critical services and support where needed.

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Our Unique Approach

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Low to No Cost for Families
Families receive all our services and support with little to no cost involved.
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Social Support Services
Children and families receive services and resources for health and wellness.
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Healthy Meals & Snacks
Classrooms provide nutritious meals and snacks to all kids.
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Inclusive Learning Styles
Our informed curriculum and low teacher-to-student ratio allow us to serve kids with learning and developmental disabilities.
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Health & Dental Screenings
Kids receive health, nutrition, and dental screenings at no cost to families.
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Formula & Diapers
We provide formula, diapers, and other important resources at no cost.
How to Enroll

Enrollment is open to all families who qualify for services. Learn more about the enrollment application here.

Find a Center

We have 25+ centers in four counties across the East Bay. See where we work and find the center that's right for you and your family.

Support this Vital Program

Gifts to Early Childhood Impact provide resources that we can put to use immediately for our kids and families.

Early Learning Jobs

We are hiring Teachers and Teachers Assistants all across the East Bay! We offer competitive pay, an amazing benefits package, and the best retirement plan in the country.


Too learn more or apply for enrollment via phone, call (844) 247-2385