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

 

 

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.


 

 

Little Sneakers Toddler Time

This program is designed for a parent/caregiver and child up to age 2. We will explore stories and activities, songs, fingerplays sensory play and a short family yoga experience. Program design allows the child and parent/caregiver to participate and begin the group socialization process.

The Skaneateles YMCA will serve as a beginning step to YMCA program participation for both children and families.

Terrific Twos

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 both the child and parent/caregiver to participate and begin the group socialization process. Angel Madson, Skaneateles YMCA Staff member will share with our little learners and their families her excitement for learning and parenting. Angel is the mom of William a Skaneateles YMCA preschool student.  Angel loves watching children grow through their experiences and is excited about her new position at the Skaneateles YMCA. Angel will be joined by other Skaneateles YMCA staff in the classroom.

Three and Four-year-old Pre-school

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.

 Pre-K  Enrichment

At the Skaneateles YMCA, we recognize that young children have a natural ability to absorb knowledge. During our Little Explorers & Little  Lakers Enrichment program we carefully prepare the environment and the experiences so that our children develop an excitement for and a love of learning. Manipulation and exploration of materials through hands-on experiences offer the children a chance to discover their world. Daily conversations and the implementation of questions develop self-confidence, encourage listening skills and develop the ability to follow directions. Along the way, the child steadily gains confidence and discovers a love for learning that lasts a lifetime. Throughout our curriculum projects, the children will enrich math and literacy skills, as well as important social/emotional, self-regulation, logical and critical thinking skills. Physical Enrichment classes are a highlight in the Skaneateles Y pre-school enrichment programs.

Little Explorers- Age 3

Explore your world! Learn to Swim, have fun in the gym, play outside, enjoy art exploration and investigate language arts. We welcome children to grow and thrive with our engaging experiences and themed programs. Choose a 2, 3 or 5-day program.
NYS regulations do not allow children to be in care at one facility for more than 3 hours in a 24 hr period

 Little Lakers - Ages 4 & 5

Learn to Swim, Learn to Skate, Music, Art, Language experiences and fun in the gymnasium, are just a few of the enrichment activities that make up our Little Lakers program!
We welcome children to grow and thrive with our engaging experiences and themed programs. Choose a 2, 3 or 5-day program.
NYS regulations do not allow children to be in care at one facility for more than 3 hours in a 24 hr period