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.


Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA
200 Saxony Road
Encinitas, CA 92024

Directions via Google Maps
License No. 372005598


  • Part-Day Program : 9:00am – 2:00pm
  • Full-Time and Kinder Concepts Program: 8:00am – 4:30pm

Programs & Tuition Costs

Part-day Program (Ages 3-5)

Runs five days a week, August to June

Children must be fully potty trained


  • Member: $788
  • Non-Member: $875

Kinder Concepts Program (Ages 4-5)

Runs five days a week, August to June

Follows the Encinitas School District

Children must be 5 by December 2


  • Member: $1,005
  • Non-Member: $1,117

Full-time Program (Ages 3-5)

Runs five days a week, August to August

Two's Classoom Tuition:

  • Member: $1,349
  • Non-Member: $1,499

Preschool and Pre-K Classroom Tuition:

  • Member: $1,176
  • Non-Member: $1,307

All programs include an annual registration fee of $50 for members and $100 for participants.

site supervisor Susan VangMeet Our Staff

Erin Senff is the director at Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA Preschool. Erin was born and raised in Redondo Beach, California and has lived in San Diego since 2008. She is extremely passionate about working with children and their families, and has been working in early childhood education since 2010. Erin attended San Diego State University, earning her Bachelors’ and Masters’ degree in Child Development as well as a specialized certificate in Early Childhood Socio-Emotional and Behavioral Regulation Intervention. While studying Child Development she immersed herself in the community by working in preschool programs serving families across San Diego. In 2016, Erin joined the YMCA and believes she found her home here at the Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA Preschool.

On-site Contact

Erin Senff

General Information Contact

Preschool Lobby