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Partial Day Preschool

It is our intent to bring the Y's Partial Day Preschool Program back this fall. The YMCA of Greater Rochester is committed to providing high quality early education for all. Using NYS Educational Standards and Curriculum, we aim to best prepare our students for success here at the YMCA and beyond.

Program Highlights

  • Social Emotional Growth: Early Education plays an important role in developing effective communication, problem solving skills and creativity. Facilitated, open-ended play time allows children to explore their interests in a safe, supportive environment. Children are encouraged to enjoy a variety of stations in the classroom, from dramatic play, to building, to arts & crafts, reading & writing, and more!
  • Physical Development: Classes with children three-year-olds and older will receive a weekly physical education class. These classes focus on developing the foundation of fine and gross motor movements needed to develop hand-eye coordination, exposure to different types of sports and games, as well as the opportunity to demonstrate good sportsmanship, resiliency, and teamwork. These children will also receive weekly swim lessons to help them understand the importance of safety around water and learn to swim!
  • Trained Staff: All our staff have a passion for working in early education. They are certified in First Aid, CPR, and Child Abuse Prevention. Lead Teachers are qualified and experienced providers who facilitate a warm and nurturing environment in which children can thrive.
  • Members-Only Program: Participants must have a YMCA membership. This membership must be active by the time of first payment. This membership can be a junior membership just for your child, or a family membership.

All preschool participants must be YMCA members at the start of the school year in the fall. We will make final decisions of offerings based on registration by July 15, 2022.


View locations, pricing, and registration links by selecting a location from the list below. Your child must be age appropriate by December 1, 2022. Ex: Your child must be 2 years old by December 1, 2022 to be eligible for 2 year old classes.