Canandaigua Family YMCA


Canandaigua Y 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.

Registration is currently open! Find information and registration form here: Canandaigua Preschool Registration Packet 2020-2021

Preschool Programs

2’s Preschool Program

This class, for children age 2, serves as a precursor for our 3’s and 4’s preschool classes. 2’s is a helpful way for your child to form a sense of independence. This is often the first time the child will be away from Mom, Dad, or Caregiver, so it offers a warm, nurturing classroom setting filled with creative play, songs, “finger plays”, art, gym time, and snack. Please note: Parent or Caregiver must be available to return to class, for any necessary toileting accidents. Your child MUST be 2 by the start date of the program-no exceptions. The staff is not responsible for diaper changes, however, if potty training is in progress, the staff will work with the child and family for success.

When: Monday, Wednesday, or Friday; 9:30 – 11:00 AM (Choose one, two or three days)


3’s Preschool Program

New this year! You can choose, 5 days per week, 3 days per week or 2 days per week. This class is geared towards providing children with social experiences in a structured environment that offers exposure to literature, gross and fine motor manipulatives, materials and experiences that are age and developmentally appropriate. There is a focus on learning through play and discovery with the implementation of a themed based curriculum. Both gym and swim time occur weekly during class. Children must be 3 years old by December 1, 2020 and FULLY POTTY TRAINED, displaying complete independence with toileting skills.

When: Monday – Friday, 9:00 – 11:30 AM

4’s Preschool/UPK Program

This is a more academically intensive class, instructed by a certified teacher. The Canandaigua City School District Universal Pre-Kindergarten curriculum is implemented. 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-no exceptions, and display complete independence with toileting skills.

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

Lunch Bunch

If you need a place for your child to eat before going home or before going to preschool, sign them up for lunch bunch. Pack a lunch and we’ll eat it together!

When: 3’s Monday – Friday, 11:30 – 12:00 PM

4’s Monday – Friday, 11:45 – 12:15 PM