Interested in joining our Child Care Team at the Y?


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




Children are back to school-based instruction and socializing with peers, parents rely on dependable child care while they work, and the Y continues to provide a healthy and safe environment for students, families, and staff.  Since the pandemic began in March 2020, the Y has effectively been providing Emergency Child Care, Preschool & School Age Child Care programs, and Summer Day Camp to children across Long Island with redesigned safety procedures in place.

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



2022-2023 School Year Registration Opens in January. 

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.



January 27 and February 15

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

Scroll down to select your Y branch for program details and pricing. 

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.  



2022-2023 School Year Registration Opens in March. 

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

Scroll down to select your Y branch for program details and pricing.



CDC Schools and Childcare Program Guidance