Children with and without developmental disabilities are eligible for admission at age 6 months. Parents are encouraged to take a tour of the school and during this time an application packet is received.  Once the application is returned with the application fee a child can be placed on the wait-list.  Once a position is available, parents are notifies and then parents must complete an application packet including an Admission Information Form signed by a physician stating that the child is able to participate in a child care program and has current immunizations. Children are enrolled depending on space availability and must be able to benefit from participation in a group setting through an initial evaluation. During the first six weeks of attendance the teacher, therapists and educational coordinator will complete curriculum-based and standardized assessments for children with developmental delays. Following the assessments, an Individual Intervention Plan (IIP) meeting will be held with the parent(s) to review the assessments and write goals and objectives.

All eligible children are admitted independent of race, color, and national or ethnic origin.


The Ashford Rise School of Dallas tuition is $1200 per month. This includes all full-time school and integrated therapies (occupational, physical, speech and music). Siblings who are admitted will receive 30% off their tuition. Tuition for children without developmental delays who attend part time is $480 for two days and $720 for three days. Children with developmental delays must attend full time.  The YMCA provides after school care for Rise students at an additional cost, 10 day punch card for $260 or $308 monthly, from 2:30-5:30.

Tuition is based on the full year program costs with 12 equal monthly installments and a fundraising commitment payment collected in July.  Our fundraising commitment is an installment equal to monthly tuition payment that, encourages families to fund raise throughout the year.  Any money donated on on behalf of the child will go towards this amount in hopes that the families will fulfill this amount throughout the year.

Tuition is not reduced during school breaks, family vacations, schedule adjustments, or absences unless special arrangements are necessary and approved. Tuition is to be paid on a monthly basis, due by the 1st of each month. After the 5th, a late fee of $25.00 will be charged with a $5.00 daily fee until tuition is paid, unless otherwise arranged with the Director. If the tuition payment is not received by the 10th, a notice of possible termination will be sent. By the 15th, disregard of the notice or continued non-payment will be grounds for termination.

Financial Aid

The YMCA Of Metropolitan Dallas believes in providing membership and program services to all who desire to participate. Our Y For All program uses all available resources to provide support to those who qualify for assistance. Complete Financial Assistance details...