Canandaigua Family YMCA
YMCA

Preschool

Canandaigua YMCA Preschool Program

Registration for the 2022-2023 school year begins April 1. See available options here.

A few spots remain for the 2021-2022 school year! Registration is available here.

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 is closely monitoring communication from the Department of Health and the Office of Children and Family Services on any changes to masking requirements. We have 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.

Important Info:

Options

2’s Preschool:

This introductory class will provide your toddler with an opportunity to develop the skills required to positively engage and socialize with new friends and teachers. Instruction includes weekly themed stories, art projects, snacks, sensory experiences and free play.

3 day: Monday/Wednesday/Friday – 9:30-11 am
2 day: Tuesday/Thursday – 9:30-11 am

3’s Preschool:
Students will play, grow and have fun with their friends while developing the skills needed to be successful learners! The YMCA program offers daily gross motor opportunities including swim and yoga!

*To qualify for the 3’s class, children must be 3 years old by December 1, 2021, and display complete independence with toileting skills.

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

4’s Preschool:

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.

Monday-Friday – 12:15-2:45 pm

UPK: 

This class also 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.

Monday-Friday – 8:50 am-3 pm

*Full Day UPK is available through the Canandaigua City School District’s UPK Lottery.

*To qualify for the 4s and UPK classes, children must be 4 years old by December 1, 2021, and display complete independence with toileting skills.