Canandaigua Family YMCA


Canandaigua YMCA Preschool Program

Registration for the 2021-2022 school year opens Thursday, April 1st! Registration is available here.

Preschool Summer Camp registration is now open! Check out the summer camp page for more information.

It is hard to let your child go for the first time, so why not do it in a place your children feels comfortable? We are here to make the separation a little easier on the child and the parent! Our preschool program encourages and inspires children to learn and explore through playing, listening and creating. We provide opportunities to acquire knowledge through active learning experiences and creative play.

The safety of your child is our top priority. We have implemented additional safety measures to keep all students and staff safe. The Canandaigua YMCA Preschool program requires masks for all teachers and students and has increased the cleaning and disinfecting of all program spaces. Our program features a small and consistent group of students and staff to minimize contact with others as well as a designated drop off/pick up location.



2’s Preschool: New options in 2021-2022
3 day: Monday/Wednesday/Friday – 9:30-11am
2 day: Tuesday/Thursday – 9:30-11am


3’s Preschool:
2/3/5 day options available – 9-11:30 am


Monday-Friday – 12:15-2:45pm

This class follows the Canandaigua City School District UPK curriculum and is instructed by a certified teacher. Focus in this class will be on social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development. This program provides socially and academically rich experiences for children, age 4, in preparation for kindergarten. Both gym and swim time occur weekly during class time.

*Children must be 4 years old by December 1, 2021, and display complete independence with toileting skills.

Important Info:


*Drop off/pick up at Main Street Lobby entrance