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Preschool Programming for Ages 3-5

YMCA Child Enrichment Programming…

comprehensive in meeting the needs of the whole child.

YMCA Swim Classes ◊ YMCA Gym Time ◊ Kids Yoga ◊ Dance and Music ◊ Multicultural Activities and Community Events

To register: Click here to find our Jumpstart Registration form.  Then contact Heather Conklin, Preschool Director (607)353-7074 



Academic Preschool Programming for 3 year olds A perfect first step into your child’s school experience! We focus on play-based activities that are crucial to every three year-old’s development. With a variety of sensory experiences from arts and crafts to dance and yoga to cooking and so much more, your child will explore the world around them in a safe and exciting learning environment that changes from week to week.

     Monday – Friday from 9–11:30 am

     Three Great Enrollment Options! 5 Days, 3 Days (Tu/Th/F or M/W/F) and 2 Days (Tu/Th or M/W)

     Bi-Weekly YMCA Swim Lessons and YMCA Gym Time included for 5 day and 3 day enrollments!


Academic Preschool Programming for 4 year olds Get your child “Kindergarten-ready’! Our Jumpstart Universal Pre-K classroom offers a comprehensive curriculum to meet the needs of the whole child. We offer experiential lessons in reading, science, math, art, and music... giving your child the basic skills they will need to get off to a great start in school! Our UPK program is free for those families who qualify for the Oneonta City School District UPK grant and for a weekly fee for non-eligible families. Children must be 4 by December 1.

     Monday – Friday from 9-11:30 am

     Follows the Oneonta City School District Calendar

     Bi-weekly YMCA Swim Lessons and YMCA Gym Time included!


Academic Preschool Programming for 3-5 year olds: Our afternoon preschool classroom is filled with activities to keep your child learning while they are getting ready for Kindergarten and beyond! We always offer a strong physical fitness component because we believe that joyful movement makes us all feel good and gives us the energy to learn. Our afternoon program differs from other programs because we incorporate Montessori-style 'tray-time' to help kids learn to work independently and to follow a process from start to finish- just some of the skills they will need when they go to Kindergarten...

     Monday – Friday from 1-3:30 pm

     Follows the Oneonta City School District Calendar

     Bi-weekly YMCA Swim Lessons and YMCA Gym Time included!


Choose the Extended Care package that meets YOUR needs!

     Full and Part day licensed care for 3-5 year olds

     Morning Extended Care (7:30-9 am)

     Lunch/ Rest Extended Care (11:30 am - 1 pm)

     Afternoon Extended Care (3:30-5 pm)

     Early Mornings and Late Afternoon available for an extra fee!

     Summer and Academic Year Schedules available

     Accepting DSS Child Care Subsidy and Fully licensed through NYS Dept of Children and Family Services

Our Impact This Year

  • Kids Engaged


  • Volunteer Hours


  • Wellness Classes Taught


  • Kids Learned to Swim


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