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Questions about preschool?
Contact Program Director Sheila Card
at the Skaneateles YMCA 315-685-2266 ext. 2003
or email Sheila.


Please note - preschool 2020/21 registration open.

The Skaneateles YMCA Pre-School creates a Safe, Warm, Caring environment, where children learn & lives are enriched through the day to day experience with committed, passionate adults and classroom friends.
The four core values of the YMCA, Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility are intentionally used as a base for programming in our Pre-School program.

Thoughtful consideration and planning by our teaching staff are given to the student’s Stages of Development, Interests and Social, Emotional and Physical Needs with meaningful hands-on engaging and exciting experiences.


Terrific Twos
Monday/ Wednesday / Friday  9:00 - 11:45am
Registration is Open for 2020 -2021

This program is designed for your 2-year-old child to explore their environment, materials, and movement. Children will have circle time listen to and participate in stories, songs and finger play and participate in sensory and dramatic play This program is designed for  the child to begin the group socialization process.


Three and Four-year-old Pre-school

Registration is open for 2020-2021

The Skaneateles YMCA Early Childhood Education programs seek to develop the whole child through social, emotional and physical growth. At the Skaneateles Y we provide a safe, nurturing environment for children to learn, grow, and develop social skills. Daily activities for our three’s and four’s are structured around our “learning through play” philosophy. Children are engaged and challenged throughout the day with Kindergarten areas of focus activities. Teachers implement a developmental learning approach using discovery, choice, and problem-solving and exploration with fun, values-based activities. Unique to area pre-schools, the Skaneateles YMCA Pre-School offers weekly Learn to Swim and  Learn to Skate lessons for our three’s and four’s. Each of our preschool programs includes art, science, music, fitness, outdoor play, and circle time, in addition to math and reading readiness skills.

Please note this years preschool program will be offered as a Monday - Friday 9:00 -11:45am program in order to work with stable group guidelines.


Pre-School FAQ