YMCA of Metro Atlanta Announces Early Learning Enrollment is Open for 2020-2021 School Year

Child-centered programs available this fall at nine metro Atlanta locations

The YMCA of Metro Atlanta today announced early learning enrollment is open at nine metro Atlanta Early Learning Program locations. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and can be completed throughout the school year. Families interested in registering can visit the YMCA of Metro Atlanta website to choose their desired location.

Accredited by The National Association for the Education of Young Children, the Y’s state-licensed Early Learning Program is designed to improve school readiness and prepare children ages 0-5 for success. The program is free to qualifying families and includes medical and dental health services, along with nutritious meals and snacks to ensure the well-being of attendees. Extended care options are available for children of first responders, essential workers and those in need.

“Our early learning program provides resources children and expectant mothers need by providing activities promoting academic success and healthy family habits,” said Lauren Koontz, President and CEO of YMCA of Metro Atlanta. “The early years of a child’s life are highly formative, and our program aids in preparing children for lifelong success.”

In addition to physical wellness, the program places an emphasis on school readiness goals, including literacy, social studies, mathematics, arts, social, science and technology, healthy habits and moral character development.

For more information, or to register, individuals can call 404-420-5800 or visit ymcaatlanta.org/early-learning. A full list of Early Learning Program locations can be found below.

Arthur M. Blank at E.A. Ware Early Learning Center

569 MLK Jr. Drive, Atlanta, GA 30314


Arthur M. Blank Early Learning Center

555 Luckie Street, Atlanta, GA 30313


Dean Rusk Early Learning Center

433 Peeples Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30310


Kipp Woodson Park Academy Early Learning Center

20 Evelyn Way NW, Atlanta, GA 30318


East Lake Early Learning Center

275 East Lake Boulevard SE, Atlanta, GA 30317


Andrew and Walter Young Early Learning Center

2220 Campbellton Road, Atlanta, GA 30311


Chattahoochee Early Learning Center

2751 Peyton Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30318


YMCA Greene County Early Learning Center

502 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.

Greensboro, GA 30642


YMCA Morgan County Early Learning Center

864 Garnett Street

Madison, GA 30650


Paulding Early Childhood Academy

55 Hiram Dr

Hiram, GA 30141


South DeKalb Early Learning Center

2575-A Snapfinger Rd.

Decatur, GA 30034




About the YMCA of Metro Atlanta

For more than 160 years the YMCA of Metro Atlanta has been impacting lives and strengthening communities. As Atlanta has grown, the YMCA has also evolved to meet the changing needs of our community. Well-thought-out planning, while engaging stakeholders at various levels, provides the backdrop for sustainable change and positive impact at the YMCA of Metro Atlanta. By providing impactful services and support networks, and building bridges between people from all backgrounds, the Y has maintained its relevance, helping to create stronger, more cohesive communities for all.   https://www.ymcaatlanta.org/160