Canandaigua Family YMCA


Canandaigua YMCA 4’s/UPK Preschool Program

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.

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, 2020, and display complete independence with toileting skills.

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.

When: Monday – Friday, 12:15 – 2:45 PM


Important Dates for 2020-2021:

Friday, September 11th: Meet and Greet (by appointment) 1p-5p– Contact our amazing teachers Mrs. Kephart or Mrs. Cleveland to schedule your time!

Monday, September 14th: First Day of School – 12:15p-2:45p *Drop off/pick up at Main Street Lobby entrance

*2’s Preschool, 3’s Preschool and Lunch Bunch are not available in 2020-2021


Canandaigua YMCA 2020-2021 Preschool Parent Handbook