Learn, Grow and Thrive Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA Preschool

preschool child running in the parkWelcome to the YMCA preschool at Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA.

The Y is the largest and oldest provider of youth development services in San Diego County, with a long history of providing a real, positive impact in the lives of children. We are dedicated to strengthening families as a community resource that nurtures the potential in children.

The YMCA preschool program is designed to support the growth and success of children cognitively, physically, emotionally and socially. Using developmentally appropriate materials, curriculum and activities in a play based environment, your child will be supported in learning social skills, Kindergarten readiness skills and engage in physical activities.

All of these activities help children learn helpfulness and kindness as an introduction to the four Core Values of the YMCA:

  • Caring
  • Responsibility
  • Respect
  • Honesty

Our programs are licensed by the state of California. Our excellent staff are background cleared through the Department of Justice and trained in CPR, First Aid and Child Abuse Prevention to ensure the safety of your child.


Interested in seeing our facility? Schedule a tour with our director, Karisa Riddle, today!


Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA
200 Saxony Road
Encinitas, CA 92024

Directions via Google Maps
License No. 372005598


  • Full-Day and Kinder Concepts Program: 7:30am - 5:00pm
    • Beginning August 15, 2022, hours will be extended to 7:30am - 5:30pm

Programs & Tuition Costs


Full-Day Program (7:30am - 5:30pm)

Ages 2-5

Open five days a week, August to August

Two's Classroom

Monday - Friday Tuition:

  • Member: $1,499
  • Participant: $1,666

Monday, Wednesday and Friday Tuition

  • Member: $1,000
  • Participant: $1,112

Tuesday and Thursday Tuition:

  • Member: $686
  • Participant: $763

Kinder Concepts Program (Ages 4-5)

Open five days a week, August to June

Follows the Encinitas School District

Children must be 5 between September 2 - December 2


  • Member: $1,095
  • Participant: $1,218

Preschool and Pre-K Classroom

Monday - Friday Tuition:

  • Member: $1,307
  • Participant: $1,453

Monday, Wednesday and Friday Tuition:

  • Member: $869
  • Participant: $966

Tuesday and Thursday Tuition: 

  • Member: $597
  • Participant: $664


All programs include an annual registration fee of $50 for members and $100 for participants. If you are interested in registering for the 2022-2023 school year please email Karisa Riddle at [email protected].

Meet Our Staff

Karisa Riddle is the director at Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA Preschool. 

On-site Contact

Karisa Riddle

General Information Contact

Preschool Lobby