EAC and YMCA of Austin Coming Together

Dear Extend-A-Care Parents:
Our Board of Directors has voted to create a strategic alliance with the YMCA of Austin that will combine the licensed preschool, afterschool and camp operations of both organizations.
By coming together, this Mission-driven alliance will create an unparalleled range of benefits for the entire community.

Together we can:

Our new organization will be called the Extend-A-Care YMCA branch (EAC) of the YMCA of Austin. Our licensed child care services will still be using the EAC Model, which is of high quality and complies with all applicable regulations. Caregivers, contracts and locations will remain the same, as will the rates for your child's program.

This alliance will also create valuable new opportunities for your family through a range of Y programs, including swim lessons, youth sports, enrichment programs and family events. I know you will likely have questions in the coming weeks. In the meantime, please take a look at this video and our Frequently Asked Questions document to learn more.

If you have additional questions or concerns, please feel free to call us at 512-472-9402 or email jaltobelli@eackids.org.

We are looking forward to a bright future as the Extend-A-Care YMCA, and are thrilled that your family can be a part of it.



Joan Altobelli, PhD

Executive Director, Extend-A-Care

Newly named Vice President, Extend-A-Care YMCA Branch


Jaime Garcia, MBA

Operations Director, Extend-A-Care for Kids

Newly named Executive Director, Extend-A-Care YMCA Branch