Our Early Childhood Center builds strong kids, families, and communities through our Universal Pre-K program. Our robust curriculum and safe, nurturing environment create a space for your family to grow and learn together.

Universal Pre-K

About the Program

The Universal Pre-K Program 

The Ridgewood 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.

3K are for children born in 2019
4K are for children born in 2018


How to Apply

2022-2023 School Year

For current registration and availability for this current school year, please contact Sara Rennert, Early Childhood Director at srennert@ymcanyc.org or at 212-912-2192. 


2023-2024 School Year

For information for the 2023-2024 school year or general questions, please visit NYC DOE website. Our school code is QBEK.



    Our 3K and 4K programs are located at the Ridgewood YMCA, 69-02 64th Street, Queens, NY 11385. Main number: 212-912-2180.


    For the 2022-2023 school year, the Ridgewood YMCA is offering an aftercare program for currently enrolled 3K and 4K students from 2:35 pm - 6:00 pm. Aftercare is only for those enrolled in the 3K and 4K programs.

    Cost: $466/ month

    For more information, please contact Sara Rennert, Early Childhood Director, at srennert@ymcanyc.org or 212-912-2192.


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