Our programs are for children six months through five years of age and provide children with classroom experiences that best meet their developmental needs.

Membership is required for fee-based early childhood programs.

Philosophy and Curriculum

Our program is committed to providing a safe, supportive living and learning environment for young children. Teachers create a warm and loving atmosphere using a developmentally appropriate, engaging curriculum, where children can play, discover and learn.

Social development is at the core of our program. We want our children to feel they are liked, respected, and an integral part of life in the classroom. We provide a close-knit community of teachers, children, and families. Each child develops a strong sense of community and belonging.

Staff

We take great pride in providing experienced and caring teachers in our program. Our Infant/Toddler Classroom is equipped with one head teacher and three assistant teachers; the Two’s and Three’s Classroom with one head teacher and two assistant teachers; the Pre-K class with one head teacher and one assistant teacher. The program also offers music, foreign language, gym, and swim.

Facility

The Vanderbilt Y’s program has four spacious, well-equipped classrooms, as well as pediatric toilets, a swimming pool, indoor and outdoor play space.

Discounts

10% sibling discount is applied to tuition of equal or lesser value. Financial assistance is available for all programs with the exception of transportation and Holiday Camp.

Informational Sessions

The Vanderbilt YMCA offers informational sessions and tours of the early childhood program every second Thursday of the month. Tours start at 9 AM in the lobby.

Wait List and Open Registration

Infant and Let’s Get Ready families: please see the membership desk to join our wait list for a $25 fee.

Admission & Tuition

For more information, please contact Ashley Pellerano at apellerano@ymcanyc.org.

Universal Pre-K

About the Program

The Vanderbilt 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.

How to Apply

Registration is now open! 

Contact us by e-mail or phone, or this online form register. To register online for Vanderbilt YMCA's Pre-K program as your first choice, enter code 02MBMK. You can also stop by our offices at 224 E 47th St, New York, NY 10017 in Manhattan, and pick up a paper application. 

Children must be 4 years old by December of the current school year in order to participate. Limited space is available. 

For more information, please contact Ashley Pellerano at apellerano@ymcanyc.org

 

 

Early Childhood

Early Childhood Program

Our Early Childhood Program is designed to provide flexible child care for working parents. Our schedule is Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM. The children in the Early Childhood Program are divided into: Infant/Toddler Classroom (6 months-18 months), Twos Classroom, and Threes Classroom. These groups provide children with a classroom experience that best meets their developmental needs.

Annual tuition is payable in 10 monthly installments. Membership is required for fee-based early childhood programs.

For more information, please contact Ashley Pellerano at apellerano@ymcanyc.org

Let's Get Ready (Two-Year-Olds)

A pre-nursery school class for two-year-olds with lots of hands-on activities and gradual separation from parent or caregiver. This is a fundamental program designed to prepare your child in a nurturing and safe environment for an easier transition to preschool.

Activities include art, story time, singing, literacy development, free play, snack and gym time in the studio for the last half hour of class.

Caregiver participation is required in the fall, with gradual phase out based on each child’s readiness level. 

Children that will participate in this class for the 2019-2020 school year will have birthdays in 2017.

Let's Get Ready (Three-Year-Olds)

A pre-nursery school class for three-year-olds with lots of hands-on activities and gradual separation from parent or caregiver. This is a fundamental program designed to prepare your child in a nurturing and safe environment for an easier transition to preschool.

Activities include art, storytime, singing, literacy development, free play, snack and gym time in the studio for the last half hour of class.

Caregiver participation is required in the fall, with a gradual phase-out based on each child’s readiness level. 

Children that will participate in this class for the 2019-2020 school year will have birthdays in 2016.

Extended Day

The Vanderbilt YMCA Early Childhood Program now offers an extended day option to allow parents the flexibility they need to juggle early morning 7:30 am - 8:30 am. Select the plan that works best for your schedule - five, three or two days a week or pay just $32 per day (morning OR evening). 

Questions?

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