Our Early Childhood Center builds strong kids, strong families, and strong communities through our Universal Pre-K program, free for NYC residents! 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.

About the Program

The Long Island City YMCA presents NYC’s free Universal Pre-Kindergarten, a quality program five days a week! Children will be in contact 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.



2's: 2 or 3 mornings (9 AM - 12 PM)
3's: 5 mornings (9 AM - 1 PM)
4's: 5 full days (9 AM - 2 PM)



UPK is FREE for all residents of NYC. Spots are limited; first come, first reserved!

For more information, please contact Rosa Paucar at rpaucar@ymcanyc.org.


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