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


Registration for the 2022-23 School year will open in late March.

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.

2022-2023 Rates and times

Terrific Twos
Monday- Friday  9:00 - 11:45am

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.

Skaneateles & Auburn YMCA Members: $250per month.
General Public: $320 per month


Three and Four-year-old Pre-school
Monday- Friday  9:00 - 11:45am

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 threes and fours 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, 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 threes and fours. Each of our preschool programs includes art, science, music, fitness, outdoor play, and circle time, in addition to math and reading readiness skills.

Skaneateles & Auburn YMCA Members: $250 per month.
General Public: $320per month


Pre-School FAQ