Early Childhood / Preschool Program

Child Care

At the YMCA of Long Island, Early Childhood/Preschool Programs are committed to providing a safe, supportive living and learning environment for young children to learn, grow and develop social skills. Teachers create a warm and loving atmosphere while offering a developmentally-based, 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 2 - 4 years old. Great South Bay YMCA Preschool program starts at 18 months. Please check your local branch as ages vary per branch.