From preschool and after school to arts classes and teen programs, we offer something for all young New Yorkers and their families.

YMCA dance class for kids and youth

Classes for Kids

Our classes for kids little to big include sports, dance, theater, visual art, preschool prep, and much more.
Preschool kids at the YMCA

Child Care and Preschool

Learn more about our award winning co-op nursery school and Tender Care for working parents.
Four children and staff member in child watch room at the YMCA while you work out

Free Child Watch

Work out or take a class at the Y while your kids have fun in a safe environment.
Teens in free YMCA teen center

Teen Programs

Teens can play a sport, work on leadership skills, prep for college, and give back through Y programs designed for them.
Mom holding daughter in pool with green caps and green noodle.

Family Programs

From family yoga to parents’ night out, the Y offers programs that brings the family together.
Kids swimming for birthday pool party at the YMCA

Birthday Parties

Throw a hassle-free, fun-filled birthday party for your child at the West Side YMCA. We offer party packages including pool parties, art parties, and much more.
Kids learning at YMCA afterschool programs at elementary schools

Y Afterschool

The West Side YMCA serves hundreds of children in quality afterschool programs throughout the Upper West Side.