Great South Bay YMCA Preschool

Child Care

The Great South Bay YMCA Preschool Program was designed to enhance the physical, emotional, social and intellectual well-being of children. We take pride in offering a well-rounded program to develop individuals with age appropriate hands-on activities. Our objective is to provide a safe place where children will be able to learn and improve language and social skills while developing a strong sense of self-esteem in a nurturing and loving environment. The Great South Bay YMCA Preschool Program is licensed by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services, which requires extensive oversight and mandated policies and procedures to ensure the safety and well-being of children. All staff have completed extensive background checks and regularly participate in mandated Y Professional Development training. Where appropriate, staff have completed training in CPR, First Aid, Medication Administration Training and Child Abuse prevention.

The Great South Bay YMCA Preschool is a state-of-the-art facility in Southwest Suffolk County. Our facility includes loft, dance studio, Frank F. Boulton Gymnasium, 75x42 heated indoor pool, outdoor playground, computer room, SMART board technology and spacious classrooms housed in the Martha and William Entemann Pavilion. We also have security access doors and video surveillance.

The Great South Bay YMCA Preschool close proximity to the Great South Bay YMCA

2018 Open House Dates

  • January
  • March
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August

CURRENT EARLY CHILDHOOD/PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS

Half Day Preschool 

(Ages 3-4). Our theme-based curriculum is designed so that readiness skills are pursued at a level appropriate for each child's development through the use of various centers in a nurturing environment. Activities include weekly gym, music/movement, computers, snack, outdoor play, in-house special events, field trips, along with daily curriculum. All children participate in an 8-week session of swimming lessons in our national YMCA Swim Program.

Monday-Friday 9-11:30am or 12:30-3pm

Options available: 2, 3 and 5 day options available.

Full Day Preschool 

(Ages 18 months-4 years). The Y offers preschool for the working parent or the family looking for a full day preschool experience. Children grow and thrive in a welcoming, nurturing environment that invites active learning. Activities include indoor centers, weekly gym class, computers, snack, outdoor play, in-house specials, field trips, along with our full-day curriculum. Four year olds focus on Kindergarten readiness skills. All children participate in our national YMCA Swim Program. 

Monday-Friday 8:30am-4pm

Extended hours available from 6:45-8:30am and 4:00-6:00pm

TO VIEW CURRENT PRESCHOOL OFFERINGS, CLICK HERE. CURRENTLY, WE DO NOT OFFER ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD/PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS.

TO REGISTER YOUR CHILD, PLEASE VISIT OUR CHILDCARE CENTER LOCATION.