The Skaneateles YMCA Pre-School creates a Safe, Warm, Caring environment, where children learn & lives are enriched through
day to day experience with committed and passionate adults and classroom friends.

The four core values of the YMCA,
Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility are intentionally used as a base
for programming in our
Pre-School program.

Thoughtful consideration and planning
By our teaching staff is given to the student’s Stages of Development, Interests and Social, Emotional and Physical Needs
with meaningful hands-on engaging and exciting experiences.

Watch For 2019  -2020 School Year Registration Coming Soon

Sing, Dance, Move & Play!

About: Little Sneakers Toddler Time

This program is designed for a parent/caregiver and child up to age 2, the child and caregiver will explore stories and activities, songs, fingerplays sensory play and a short family yoga experience. Program design allows the child and parent/caregiver to participate and begin the group socialization process.

The Skaneateles YMCA will serve as a beginning step to YMCA program participation for both children and families.

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Play, Investigate, Explore so much is new and exciting!

About: Terrific Twos

This program is designed for your 2-year-old child to explore their environment, materials, and movement. Children will have circle time listen to and participate in stories, songs and finger play and participate in sensory and dramatic play This program is designed for both the child and parent/caregiver to participate and begin the group socialization process. Angel Madson, Skaneateles YMCA Staff member will share with our little learners and their families her excitement for learning and parenting. Angel is the mom of William a Skaneateles YMCA preschool student.  Angel loves watching children grow through their experiences and is excited about her new position at the Skaneateles YMCA. Angel will be joined by other Skaneateles YMCA staff in the classroom.

We encourage you to explore our Program Guide  coming soon

Learn to Swim, Learn to Skate, Learn Through Play
and Make New Friends!

About: Three and Four-year-old Pre-school

The Skaneateles YMCA Early Childhood Education programs seek to develop the whole child through social, emotional and physical growth. At the Skaneateles Y we provide a safe, nurturing environment for children to learn, grow, and develop social skills. Daily activities for our three’s and four’s are structured around our “learning through play” philosophy. Children are engaged and challenged throughout the day with Kindergarten areas of focus activities. Teachers implement a developmental learning approach using discovery, choice, and problem-solving and exploration with fun, values-based activities. Unique to area pre-schools, the Skaneateles YMCA Pre-School offers weekly Learn to Swim and  Learn to Skate lessons for our three’s and four’s. Each of our preschool programs includes art, science, music, fitness, outdoor play, and circle time, in addition to math and reading readiness skills.

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Registration Forms HERE

Learn to Swim, Learn to Skate, Music, Art, and Language
created especially for Kindergartners!

About: Pre-K  Enrichment -Little Lakers

At the Skaneateles YMCA, we recognize that young children have a natural ability to absorb knowledge. During our Little Lakers Enrichment program we carefully prepare the environment and the experiences so that our children develop an excitement for and a love of learning. Manipulation and exploration of materials through hands-on experiences offer the children a chance to discover their world. Daily conversations and the implementation of questions develop self-confidence, encourage listening skills and develop the ability to follow directions. Along the way, the child steadily gains confidence and discovers a love for learning that lasts a lifetime.

Throughout our curriculum projects, the children will enrich math and literacy skills, as well as important social/emotional, self-regulation, logical and critical thinking skills.

Physical Enrichment classes are a highlight in the  Skaneateles YMCA Little Lakers Enrichment program. Our physical enrichment includes but is not limited to learn to swim lessons in our pools and learn to skate lessons on our rinks and movement activities in our gymnasium.

Watch for 2019/ 2020 Information Coming Soon

Registration forms are available at our front desk –

For more information about our pre-school programs contact Program Director
Sheila Card at the Skaneateles YMCA 315-685-2266 or email
Fees may be drafted through our automatic payment option.