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At YMCA Inspire Preschool for ages 2-1/2 to 6, 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 Ed & Ruth Lehman YMCA in Longmont, we are uniquely equipped to provide our students with an amazing assortment of indoor and outdoor play opportunities. Along with our playground and bike park, we swim in the indoor pool, play in the gym and learn about fruits and veggies at our on-site farm. We’re even adding new preschool enrichment activities taught by our Y sports staff. 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.

The Curriculum

Inspire Preschool utilizes Creative Curriculum, the same program used by St. Vrain Valley Schools. 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.

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Universal Preschool Colorado

Our Preschool participates with Universal Preschool (UPK) Colorado. We are a UPK Provider with limited slots. Universal Preschool Colorado was created in statute under HB 22-1295. The Colorado Department of Early Childhood (CDEC) will launch UPK Colorado in the 2023-24 school year, offering a minimum of part-time (10 hours per week) or half-day (15 hours per week) of high-quality, voluntary preschool to every Colorado child in the year before they are eligible to enter kindergarten. UPK Colorado eligibility is independent of a child’s eligibility for CCAP, Head Start, or local preschool program funding, so families may layer these hours on top of their UPK allocation.

Full Day Care



  • Monthly fee for M-F: $1240
  • Monthly fee for M/W/F: $877
  • Monthly fee for T/TH: $613
  • UPK Plus: $840 (For children needing additional care with UPK)

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

Colorado Shines Rating

We are happy to announce that YMCA Inspire Preschool Longmont has been awarded Colorado Shines Level 4.

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There is an annual $95 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.


Y financial assistance participants may register online after their financial assistance has been approved. See our Parent Resources page for CCAP and other discount options.

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