Preschool and Pre-K Programs
Promoting health and well-being in a safe and creative environment
The YMCA Preschool and Pre-K Programs offer a caring and friendly place for your child to learn, grow, and build positive relationships with caring adults. Our well-trained teachers focus on helping your child:
- Grow personally
- Clarify values
- Improve personal and family relationships
- Appreciate diversity
- Become better leaders and supporters
- Develop specific skills
- Have fun!
Ages 3-5 years
Y Preschool builds on a child’s natural desire to learn things and become more self-reliant. Getting along with other children, sharing, taking turns and working in a group are all natural parts of learning. Y Preschool is also a safe, fun and comfortable place where children build positive relationships with caring adults. Creative Curriculum is an exciting and challenging program that helps preschoolers stretch their skills in mind and body.
One year prior to Kindergarten
A caring and friendly place for your child to learn and grow! Children develop a readiness for kindergarten through a variety of hands-on, child-centered activities. The class is led by a certified teacher using the Letter People and Creative Curriculum. This curriculum program is open to children one year prior to kindergarten enrollment.
Help Your Child Prepare for Kindergarten
In partnership with the United Way and Erie Together, a community effort to reduce poverty, the YMCA preschool curriculum supports the identified skills for kindergarten readiness. Parents and caring adults can support learning at home by working with your child on these core skills. Download the Readiness Checklist.
Learn more at www.erietogether.org.
We believe that all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. Like all Y programs, our Early Care and School Age Programs are open to all. The YMCA accepts CCIS payments, and financial assistance is available to those who qualify.