The Albany YMCA Preschool is a play-based Spanish-English bilingual program for children ages 2.9 – 5 years (must be toilet trained). Children participate in circle time, Language Arts, dramatic play, block play and other manipulatives, science/math, arts & crafts, and outdoor play. Albany Y Preschool is open daily from 8:30 am - 2:00 pm. The basic schedule is from 8:30am-12:30pm with a 12:30-2:00 pm extended option. Registration for the fall school year begins in February and continues as space allows. Registration packets may be picked up at the Albany YMCA located at 921 Kains Avenue, Albany, CA

With degrees in Educational Psychology and Early Childhood Education, Ana Hernandez serves as the Site Director for the Albany Y Preschool. She believes that bilingual education is very important because it gives students the opportunity to enrich their communication and open their minds to other people, cultures, and ways of living. You can reach Ana at the site phone number or at