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For more information on the programs listed below, contact our Preschool Director, Brenda Salico, at 315-990-0779  or email Brenda Salico  




The Terrific Twos Program emphasizes sharing, caring, and, most of all, fun! Age-appropriate projects, activities, playtime, and healthy snacks will keep everyone busy and smiling. The child must be two by December 1 to attend. The program begins in September and continues through June.
Follows AECSD Calendar

Half Day Program
Child must turn 2 by 12/1/2024
Monday - Friday 9:15-11:45 am

Auburn YMCA Members: $122.09/ per week
General Public: $145.35/ per week



The YMCA Preschool integrates the Y facilities and programs to combine education and recreation for a stimulating preschool experience. Traditional preschool concepts (number/letter recognition, social skills, arts and crafts) are emphasized, combined with weekly swim lessons, music lessons, and gym time. We plan field trips and family events and enjoy having parents join us when they can.
Follows AECSD Calendar.

Half Day Program 
3-year-olds Only - Must turn 3 by 12/1/2024
Monday - Friday 8:45- 11:15 am
Auburn YMCA Members: $139.53/ per week
General Public: $162.79/ per week

Full Day Program
3-year-olds - Must turn 3 by 12/1/2024
Monday - Friday 8:45- 1:45 pm

4- year -olds- Must turn 4 by 12/1/2024
Monday - Friday 9:00 - 2:00 pm

Fees for either program:
Auburn YMCA Members: $153.49/ per Week
General Public: $197.67/ Week


The Auburn YMCA is a universal pre-K site. Is your child turning 3 or 4 years old by December 1, 2023? Do you live in the Auburn School District? Then, your child is eligible to attend preschool for FREE! The NYS Department of Education pays for this program. For more information, click here.


For children enrolled in Full-day  3's, 4’s, 3 PK, or  UPK

A fun, game-filled program in a safe environment for your child.  Activities include snacks, arts and crafts, gym games, and small group activities.

AM Care: 6:45 -9:00am
Auburn YMCA Members: $160.47/ Week
General Public: $93.02 / Week

PM Care: 1:45 -5:30 pm
Auburn YMCA Members: $87.21/ Week
General Public: $116.28 / Week

AM & PM Care: 

Auburn YMCA Members: $127.91/ Week
General Public: $197.67/ Week

Coming Summer 2024- dates TBD. Waitlist available.
Ages 18 Months - 3 Years
Monday -Friday 6:45am -5:30pm

Full-day toddler program for children aged 18 months to 3 years. This program will specialize in parallel play, transitioning to cooperative play experiences with other children. Socialization, toilet training, and developmentally appropriate practices surrounding learning. Counting, colors, and shapes, as well as cutting and gluing, will be skills that will be emphasized and concentrated on during their time in this classroom. This room is limited to 10 children, and we are starting our waitlist now. 

We hope that this program will be operating by late summer. After we finish out this year and receive an update from OCFS about the final stage of transitioning a preschool classroom to a toddler classroom, we will update all parents on the waitlist. 

Auburn YMCA Members: $274.42/ Week
General Public: $314.88 / Week

Kidventures Summer Program for Preschoolers

Kidventures runs Weekly from
July 1-August 23, 2024 
Ages 3-5

Introducing Kidventures! A summer day camp combined with engaging hands-on learning activities to help children maintain and master school readiness skills, make friends, and have fun! The Auburn Y’s Kidventures program provides children hours of fun in a day camp atmosphere led by caring, trained staff. Age-appropriate crafts, learning opportunities, playtime, swim lessons, and healthy meals keep everyone happy and smiling!

Registration is open.
How to register
1.  Please download our packet. 

2. Bring your packet to the YMCA Member Services Desk.
     Payment for the first week of care is due at the time of registration. Weekly payments are due 21 days before the start of the week/s
       you registered for and will be deducted Automatically from your account. If you register after the 21-day “Due Date,” payment is due upon registration.
       Please view the registration packet for information about financial assistance and DSS.

  For more information contact Brenda Salico, Preschool Director: 315-990-0779 or


Department contact information:

Preschool Director: Brenda Salico
School Age Childcare Director: Audra Jakaub
Director of Youth Development:Kim Cuipylo