Interested in joining our Child Care Team at the Y?


Positions available in Preschool, Universal Pre-K, and School Age Child Care programs.


All participants in YMCA Child Care programs must have an active Program or Full Membership. Please visit our Membership page to purchase online.



The YMCA of Long Island's Early Childhood/Preschool Programs are committed to providing a safe, supportive learning environment for young children to learn, grow and develop social skills. Our teachers create a warm and loving atmosphere while offering a developmentally-appropriate, engaging curriculum, where children can play, discover and learn. The development of independence, trust and initiative is fostered through a balanced program of choice and structure, quiet and active play, and group and individual time. Our programs encourage children to explore, experiment and learn through literacy, science, dramatic play, block building, art, music and manipulative materials all while acquiring school readiness skills of reading and math. Age ranges for Early Childhood/Preschool Programs are 18 months* - 4 years old. *Please check your local branch as ages vary per branch.

To schedule a tour, please email childcare@ymcali.org
with preferred branch location.

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NEW FAMILIES: Complete the Preschool Interest Form. A member of our Child Care Team will contact you to complete your registration including enrollment packet and tuition payment.

Preschool Interest Form

RETURNING/REGISTERED FAMILIES: Download Preschool Enrollment Forms and email completed packet to Childcare@ymcali.org.  



The YMCA of Long Island’s Before and After School Programs support children in reaching their full potential by providing academic support and enrichment experiences in a safe and structured environment for children grades Kindergarten through 5th or 6th Grade*. We partner with school districts in Nassau and Suffolk counties to support student learning. Our experienced staff design engaging enrichment activities to help support your child’s learning in all areas. The program is designed to offer your child daily homework help, STEM activities, arts & crafts, healthy eating and nutrition education, youth movement, conflict resolution strategies, and developing social skills. *Please check your local branch as ages vary by school district.


To find the YMCA that operates your child's program, click to Download List of School Age Child Care Program Sites by School District

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CDC Schools and Childcare Program Guidance