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ASYMCA Early Learning

Open to Military Children Ages 3–4

Nurturing the Next Generation

Welcome to the ASYMCA Early Learning Program! As early educators, we are committed to providing spaces where children will learn and grow while they play, explore, and interact with the world around them. Our program uses the Experience Early Learning Curriculum, as well as the social and emotional support of Conscious Discipline.

Enrollment for the 2023-24 school year is now closed. Check back soon for our 2024-25 enrollment form!

Program Overview

Military children ages 3–4 are invited to enroll in our early learning programs.

Armed Services YMCA offers affordable, accessible, high-quality child care services and preschool programs for military children. Our trained, dedicated, and caring staff prepare children for future success by teaching social skills, creativity, literacy, and fine and gross motor skills.

Starting Fall 2023, we will offer two early learning program locations.

  • JBER: Our early learning program is located in Building 690 next to the Buckner Fitness Center on the Soda & S’mores side of the parking lot.
  • Fairbanks Area: Our early learning program is located in the Baker Field House at 3301 Broadway Ave. on Eielson Air Force Base.

Care and learning is offered September–May. Three-year-old students meet two times a week. Four-year-old students meet three times a week.

  • JBER: Morning and afternoon program options available. Scroll below for times.
  • Fairbanks Area: Morning program options available. Scroll below for times.

Monthly Tuition:

  • Age 3: $100/month (2 days a week)
  • Age 4: $150/month (3 days a week)

Application deadline: Contact your nearest early learning center for application details. A waitlist will be taken once classrooms have reached capacity.

Selection date: Priority selection for the 2023-24 school year happens August 16, 2023. Families on the waitlist will be contacted if/as space becomes available.

Program begins: September 5, 2023. The 2023-24 school year runs through May 2024. Talk with your teacher for your program’s end date.

When accepted into the program, a $50 registration fee will be collected.

Applications will be taken through the date listed above. The lead teacher will meet with all applicants, then notify selected families. Families selected for the program must attend an orientation.

Scroll below to complete an online application, or scroll to the Enrollment Resources section to complete a PDF version. Please review the Parent Handbook carefully before completing your child’s application.

Online applications will be automatically submitted to program coordinators. Paper applications can be dropped off in person along with shot records at the Global Foundation Learning Centers on JBER and Eielson.

Children enrolled in a high-quality child development program:

  • receive quality early education that fosters cognitive and social-emotional growth;
  • build the cognitive and character skills that children need to do well in school and in life, including attentiveness, persistence, impulse control, and sociability;
  • build foundations for long-term success in life;
  • are more likely to earn higher wages, live healthier lives, and raise stronger families.

Locations & Hours

Global Foundation Learning Center on JBER

Building 690* | JBER
*Next to the Buckner Fitness Center on the Soda & S'mores side fo the parking lot


Program Hours**:

  • Morning Option: 8:30–11:30 a.m.
  • Afternoon Option: 1:00–4:00 p.m.
**Classroom doors open 10 minutes before start time. Our program cannot accommodate early drop-offs or late pickups.

Ages: 3–4 years

Global Foundation Learning Center on Eielson

Baker Field House at 3301 Broadway Ave. | Eielson Air Force Base


Program Hours*:

  • 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m..
*Classroom doors open at 8:30 a.m.

Ages: 3–4 years