Our Early Childhood Center builds strong kids, strong families, and strong communities through our nursery school and Universal Pre-K programs. Our robust curriculum and flexible schedules are structured to meet your family’s needs, and provide a safe space for your family to grow and play together.


The YMCA believes that a quality program should provide enriching experiences which facilitate a child’s cognitive, social, physical and emotional growth. We strive to meet the developmental needs and temperament of each individual child by working in partnership with families.

YMCA Early Childhood Development programs, licensed by the New York City Department of Health, provide a nurturing environment where children’s natural curiosity is a springboard to learning skills that are necessary for success in school. Children learn how to share, take turns and work in groups. They also develop age-appropriate skills that form the foundation for reading, writing and mathematics. Imaginative play, art projects and hands-on experience will spark your child’s imagination and encourage lifelong, positive values.

For additional information, or to arrange a tour, contact Allison Sicuranza, Early Childhood Director, at 718-981-4933 or asicuranza@ymcanyc.org

Pre-K 3 Nursery School

About the Program

Our Pre-K 3 program offers full-day and half-day options. Classrooms are staffed with a licensed Early Childhood teacher and a qualified teacher’s assistant who will encourage your child through hands-on learning experiences. Gym and movement activities as well as weekly swim instruction for 3 and 5 day classes are included. 

Schedules and Fees

Half Day: 8:45-11:30 AM or 12:30-3:15 PM
Full Day: 8:45-3 PM

Number of Days Price for Y Member Price for Community
2 Half Days $302 $364
3 Half Days $450 $502
2 Full Days $415 $508
3 Full Days $601 $694
5 Full Days $843 $936

 

Admissions

Children must be born in 2015 and toilet trained. A birth certificate is required.

To register, parents are required to complete a registration form and pay $100 non-refundable deposit that will be applied toward tuition payments. The amounts below represent one payment. There are 10 equal payments per year.

For additional information, or to arrange a tour, contact Allison Sicuranza, Early Childhood Director, at 718-981-4933 or asicuranza@ymcanyc.org

Before & After Care Schedule

Additional child care is available before and after the school day. 

AM: 7:30-8:45 AM
PM: 2:45-6 PM
AM & PM: 7:30-8:45 AM and 2:45-6 PM

Number of Days AM (7:30-8:45 AM) PM (2:45-6 PM) AM & PM
2 Days $94 $129 $199
3 Days $117 $197 $248
5 Days $166 $270 $343

Universal Pre-K

About the Program

The Staten Island Broadway YMCA offers NYC’s FREE full-day PRE-K FOR ALL, a quality program five days a week that is open to Y members and the community. 

We focus on developing children by providing a safe, nurturing family environment where they are intellectually, socially and physically stimulated while participating in fun activities. Children will be engaged with highly qualified, certified teachers and personnel. Our curriculum places a high priority on creating an environment in the classroom that encourages children to experiment, explore and pursue their own interests.

Cost: FREE for all residents of NYC

Spots are limited; first come, first reserved! Participants must be born in 2014 to enroll in the 2018-2019 school year. 

Before & After Care Schedule

Additional child care is available before and after the school day. 

AM: 7:30-8:45 AM
PM: 2:45-6 PM
AM & PM: 7:30-8:45 AM and 2:45-6 PM

Number of Days AM (7:30-8:45 AM) PM (2:45-6 PM) AM & PM
2 Days $94 $129 $199
3 Days $117 $197 $248
5 Days $166 $270 $343

Questions?

We're here for you. Contact our early childhood team today!