Our programs are for children six months through five years of age and provides 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 the 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, 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.

Two-year old, three-year old and summer day camp families attend open registration in person at 9 AM on Thursday, February 21, 2019 in the Vanderbilt YMCA lobby.

Admission & Tuition

For more information, please contact Ashley Pellerano at apellerano@ymcanyc.org or Veronica Baburam at vbaburam@ymcanyc.org.

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.

September 2019-June 2020

Mon-Fri 8:30 AM-6 PM $2,242/monthly installment
Mon, Wed, Fri  8:30 AM-6 PM $1,511/monthly installment
Tue, Thur 8:30 AM-6 PM  $1,082/monthly installment

 

AM Extended Care

Weekly 7:30-8:30AM $139/month 
3 days/week  7:30-8:30AM $99/month
2 days/week 7:30-8:30AM  $86/month
Daily Drop-Off Rate Morning $32/day

 

For more information, please contact Ashley Pellerano at apellerano@ymcanyc.org or Veronica Baburam at vbaburam@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.

Dates: September 9, 2019-June 10, 2020
Days: Mondays and Wednesdays
   
Dates: September 10, 2019-June 11, 2020
Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays
   
Time: 9 AM-11:00 AM
   
Fee: $4,000

 

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.

Dates: September 9, 2019-June 10, 2020
Days: Mondays and Wednesdays
   
Time: 9 AM-11:00 AM
   
Fee: $4,000
Pre-K for All

The Vanderbilt YMCA offers Pre-K for All for our incoming 4-year-olds. Pre-K for All classrooms are regulated by the Department of Education and led by an NYS certified teacher. Please look for enrollment announcements on the Department of Education website. When applying please indicate Vanderbilt as your first preference if you are interested in a spot. All Vanderbilt three-year-olds receive priority enrollment.

Pre-K for All 8:30 AM-3 PM   Free
After Session  3-6 PM $450/month

 

Before and After Care

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 and evening meetings 6 pm - 7 pm. 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).  **Any child not picked up by 5:55 pm will automatically be enrolled in the EC after the session.

Weekly
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM  $139/month
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM  $139/month
Both AM/PM  $278/month
3 Days a Week
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM  $99/month
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM  $99/month
Both AM/PM  $198/month
2 Days a Week
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM  $86/month
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM  $86/month
Both AM/PM  $172/month
Daily Drop Off 
Morning or Evening  $32/day

 

Questions?

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