Our four locations provide safe, supportive environments where children can learn through play and engagement. Our nurturing staff members provide attentive care and encouragement for young children. A strong focus is placed on skill-building and healthy habits, to create lasting positive behaviors, peer relationships, and instill a love of learning. Enroll in full-time Child Care and receive a complimentary YMCA passport membership for your family! Locations
The infant program focuses on sense of self development and establishing some independence in being away from family members for a period of time. Children will learn basic self-help skills such as feeding, movement, managing emotions and how to interact at a basic level with other children. Infant staff members work with parents to bridge the child’s schedule and routine from home to that of the program for a smooth transition. Locations
The YMCA of Greater Rochester’s preschool programs seek to develop the whole child by fostering their physical, emotional, and social growth. Activities are structured around our “learning through play” philosophy. Preschool programs run September – June and follows the school district calendar. Locations and Registration
The YMCA of Greater Rochester provides preschool classes that will help your child explore their world, find out how to get along with others, and test their skills and muscles. In our classes, children work on individual skill development, learn how to work with others and are introduced to different activities. Our Enrichment classes run with the sessions. Please refer to our Session Handbooks or visit a branch near you for current enrichment offerings.
Universal Pre-Kindergarten is a program for children four years of age by December 1 and entering Kindergarten the following year. A developmental learning approach is combined with fun, values-based activities taught by a NYS certified teacher. The program length mirrors a traditional kindergarten program 6 hours per day, 180 days per year. Parents may choose a full day option with on-going care during regular Child Care hours. Locations
You may have heard that 21st Century Learning is one of our nine, research-based core components for before and afterschool programs. But what, exactly, are 21st Century skills? These skills are part of the skills, knowledge, and expertise that youth must master to succeed in work and in life. In addition to knowledge in core content areas including math, science, literacy, and history, students must also develop skills in the key areas of:
Skills in these areas will truly allow students to succeed in a global economy and be prepared to work in 21st Century teams and workplaces. Click here to read more about the importance of 21st Century skills.
K-Wrap a program designed to enrich the Kindergartner’s experience by providing a unique learning experience in fun and meaningful ways. Students will expand on their half day of education at the YMCA by participating in developmentally-appropriate activities that will help them develop physically, emotionally, intellectually, socially, and spiritually. The activities are offered daily and/or weekly. Locations
Kindergarten-12 years Vacation Fun Clubs are held on most school holidays. These are optional care days for which there is an additional fee. We also offer Emergency Fun Club Days when school is closed due to inclement weather. All Fun Club Registrations take place at the branch. The YMCA will provide a Fun Club option every day with the exception of the following national holidays: Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day. Locations