Our Early Childhood Center builds strong kids, strong families, and strong communities through our preschool program and comprehensive child care. 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.


Registration for our toddler and pre-school programs are on-going for the 2018-2019 school year. Pre-K for All registration begins in February 2019 for the 2019-2020 school year.

For more information on the current school year or to arrange a tour, call our Early Childhood Director Michelle Mallay at 718-551-9313 or email mmallay@ymcanyc.org.

Toddler Program

Ages 2-3.4 years

About the Program

Our teachers will welcome your child in a warm and safe, licensed environment. With a wide range of activities to stimulate your child’s creativity, self-esteem, and independence, our YMCA values-based program will help your young child learn the essential social, physical, and intellectual building blocks.

Schedules and Fees

Our school year runs from September-June.

5 days/week, Monday-Friday
Half Day: 9 AM-12 PM
Full Day: 9 AM-4 PM

3 days/week, Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
Full Day: 9 AM-4 PM

Number of Days Price/Month for Y Member Price/Month for Community
3 Full Days $840 $875
5 Half Days $555 $575
5 Full Days $1,085 $1,165

Tuition is due one month ahead on the first of the month. We offer automatic bank or credit card draft for monthly payments.

Registration

Registration for our toddler programming is on-going. Please note a $50 non-refundable registration fee and $100 non-refundable deposit are required at the time of registration.

For more information on the current school year or to arrange a tour, call our Early Childhood Director Michelle Mallay at 718-551-9313 or email mmallay@ymcanyc.org.

Extended Care

The Cross Island YMCA Early Childhood Center offers an extended day option to allow parents the flexibility needed early morning, afternoon and evenings, as often as needed.

AM: 7:30-9 AM
PM: 3:15-6 PM

Number of Days Price/Month for Y Member Price/Month for Community
5 days/week AM $120 $135
5 days/week PM $210 $240
3 days/week AM $100 $115
3 days/week PM $135 $155

Preschool Program

Ages 3-5.8 years

About the Program

Our teachers will welcome your child in a warm and safe, licensed environment. With a wide range of activities to stimulate your child’s creativity, self-esteem, and independence, our YMCA values-based program will help your young child learn the essential social, physical, and intellectual building blocks.

Schedules and Fees

Our school year runs from September-June.

5 days/week, Monday-Friday
Half Day: 9 AM-12 PM
Full Day: 9 AM-4 PM

3 days/week, Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
Full Day: 9 AM-4 PM

Number of Days Price/Month for Y Member Price/Month for Community
3 Full Days $780 $800
5 Half Days $520 $550
5 Full Days $995 $1,025

Tuition is due one month ahead on the first of the month. We offer automatic bank or credit card draft for monthly payments.

Registration

Registration for our preschool programming is on-going. Please note a $50 non-refundable registration fee and $100 non-refundable deposit are required at the time of registration.

For more information on the current school year or to arrange a tour, call our Early Childhood Director Michelle Mallay at 718-551-9313 or email mmallay@ymcanyc.org.

Extended Care

The Cross Island YMCA Early Childhood Center offers an extended day option to allow parents the flexibility needed early morning, afternoon and evenings, as often as needed.

AM: 7:30-9 AM
PM: 3:15-6 PM

Number of Days Price/Month for Y Member Price/Month for Community
5 days/week AM $120 $135
5 days/week PM $210 $240
3 days/week AM $100 $115
3 days/week PM $135 $155

Universal Pre-K

Children born in 2015

About the Program

The Cross Island 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
To Register: Please check the NYC DOE website for information on registration procedures.

Spots are limited; first come, first reserved! Participants must be born in 2015 to enroll in the 2019-2020 school year. 

For more information on the current school year or to arrange a tour, call our Early Childhood Director Michelle Mallay at 718-551-9313 or email mmallay@ymcanyc.org.

Extended Care

The Cross Island YMCA Early Childhood Center offers an extended day option to allow parents the flexibility needed early morning, afternoon and evenings, as often as needed.

AM: 7:30-9 AM
PM: 3:15-6 PM

Number of Days Price/Month for Y Member Price/Month for Community
5 days/week AM $120 $135
5 days/week PM $210 $240
3 days/week AM $100 $115
3 days/week PM $135 $155

Questions?

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