BVSD Preschool

Come visit our brand-new YMCA Inspire Preschool space at the Y in the heart of the city of Boulder. This new program — licensed by the state of Colorado — will support families with little ones ages 3 to 6 years old beginning April 1, 2024.

At YMCA Inspire Preschool, we know that children learn best through meaningful, hands-on experiences. Our talented teachers deliver daily lessons that allow for exploration and individualized learning opportunities for every child. By supporting your child’s academic, social and emotional well-being, they will be set up for a lifetime of learning success.

Located inside the Boulder YMCA, we are uniquely equipped to provide our students with an amazing assortment of indoor and outdoor play opportunities. Along with our new playground, we swim in the indoor pool and play in the gym. Plus, all preschool families receive a free family membership to the Y. That includes access to our fitness centers, pools, gyms and more. With the membership, you also receive discounts on sports and aquatics programs, including swim lessons. 

Contact the Business Office after you have enrolled in preschool to apply for your free membership. Please note, when you re-enroll for preschool for a new school year, you will need to reapply for your membership.

Registration Fee

There is an annual $100 non-refundable registration fee per child. Our registration system will not allow you to enroll until you’ve paid this fee. The registration fee is good for the school year. Registration fees are waived for all families using authorized CCAP.

Registration is based on continuous enrollment. Registering on a month-to-month basis does not guarantee your child a spot in preschool.

Full-Day Care


Half-Day Care


Full-day Tuition

  • Monthly fee for M-F: $1,600

  • Monthly fee for M/W/F: $990

  • Monthly fee for T/TH: $630

Half-Day Tuition

  • Monthly fee for M-F: $525

  • Monthly fee for M/W/F: $365

  • Monthly fee for T/TH: $270


The Curriculum

Inspire Preschool utilizes Creative Curriculum. The research-based lessons are designed to build on each child’s strengths and interests while encouraging positive teacher/child interactions. The classroom environment and daily schedule are carefully designed to enhance the curriculum as well. We also use Teaching Strategies GOLD for progress monitoring and kindergarten readiness assessment.

Parent Resources

Review policies, financial assistance, CCAP, care for children with disabilities, the parent handbook and more. Y financial assistance participants may register online after their financial assistance has been approved. 

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Universal Preschool Colorado

YMCA Inspire Preschools participate in Universal Preschool (UPK) Colorado.

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