The values and skills learned early in life are vital building blocks for a successful adulthood, and we believe all kids deserve a strong start and a safe place to grow. Parents trust the Y’s child care programs to support and nurture their children from infancy through the teen years and help them become strong, capable and engaged young people.


Early Childhood / Preschool Program

At the YMCA of Long Island, Early Childhood/Preschool Programs are committed to providing a safe, supportive living and learning environment for young children to learn, grow and develop social skills. Teachers create a warm and loving atmosphere while offering a developmentally-based, engaging curriculum, where children can play, discover and learn.

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Universal Pre-K

One of the largest in New York State, our innovative, long-standing partnership with the Bay Shore UFSD offers Full and Half-Day Pre-Kindergarten classes for 4-year olds registered in the Bay Shore School District at no cost to participants. This statewide initiative follows the NYS educational standards and is designed as a Kindergarten Readiness Program. Lead teachers are New York State certified.