Pre-Kindergarten 3 and 4

Pre-Kindergarten 3 and Pre-Kindergarten 4 (formerly known as Extended Pre-Kindergarten and Universal Pre-Kindergarten) are FREE preschool programs for any child in the Rochester City School District. Extended care is available with our PK-3 and PK-4 Wrap Option.

Pre-Kindergarten 3 is for 3 year olds and Pre-Kindergarten 4 is for 4 year olds.

Participation in Pre-Kindergarten 3 or 4 includes:

  • Free family membership
  • Weekly swim lessons
  • Active play and gym time
  • Free bus passes
  • Healthy breakfast, lunch, and snack

A developmental learning approach is combined with fun, values-based activities taught by a NYS certified teacher in our Pre-Kindergarten programs. The length mirrors a traditional Kindergarten program of 6 hours per day, 180 days per year. Parents may choose a full day option with on-going care during regular child care hours.

The YMCA of Greater Rochester makes program excellence, enrichment, and your child’s safety our priorities. As providers, our goals are to deliver a positive and rewarding experience for every child and to exceed your family’s expectations. Our licensed and registered child care programs proudly serve youth in multiple locations throughout Rochester, N.Y.

Please Contact Us for more information.

Carlson MetroCenter Child Care Center

444 E. Main Street, Rochester | Map

Pre-Kindergarten 3: Free
9am-3pm

Pre-Kindergarten 4: Free
9am-3pm

PK-3 and PK-4 Wrap: $186
6-9am and 3-6pm

Lewis Street Child Care Center

53 Lewis Street, Rochester | Map

Pre-Kindergarten 3: Free
8:30am-2:30pm

Pre-Kindergarten 4: Free
8:30am-2:30pm

PK-3 and PK-4 Wrap: $186
6-8:30am and 2:30-6pm

Maplewood Family YMCA

25 Driving Park, Rochester | Map

YMCA 3 and 4 Year Old Preschool: $280
9am-3pm

Pre-Kindergarten 4: Free
9am-3pm

PK-4 Wrap: $186
7-9am and 3-6pm