YWCA Preschool Program, ages 3-5
Social, physical, cognitive, and emotional education takes place within two spacious rooms on the second floor of the YWCA building. Our preschool offers activities for youngsters ages 3 to 5.
The program uses the on-site gym with recreational equipment, heated pool, and adjacent playground.
We model our efforts on the standards of the schools our students will enter. We aim for a balance of academic and social growth. Our children learn school readiness skills, helping each child to reach his or her full potential.
School readiness skills include: understanding and following instructions, communicating with others, expressing feelings appropriately, knowing how to share, and being eager to learn and try new experiences.
The preschool program is open to any child ages 3-5. Child care is available from 7:00am until 5:30pm.
Features of the program
Structured day with breakfast, lunch, afternoon nap, and snack (depending on attendance)
Socialization & self-care skills
Arts & crafts
Music, movement & exercise
Language & literacy growth
Gated outdoor playground and indoor gym
Parent information board
Communication with staff
Subsidy funding from Child Care Council is accepted for parents who qualify. Call the Chemung County Child Care Council at 734-3941 for more information.
What sets the YWCA apart from other preschools?
New York State licensed day care center
Small class sizes
In-house swimming weekly
Communication between parents and staff
Social & emotional skills
Experienced and dedicated staff
Community resources through guest speakers
Please call the YWCA to schedule a visit. Enrollment forms can be downloaded here, or picked up at the YWCA.
Child Care Center Fees
Preschool (ages 3-5)
Number of days
Hours per day
6 10 hours/day
Part time, 1-3 days per week
5.75 -10 hours/day
$ 34.00/ 1 day per week
68.00/ 2 days per week
102.00/ 3 days per week
Part time, per half day
up to 5.75 hours/day
$ 23.00/ half day
Holiday Closings: New Years Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Day.
Annual Membership/ Registration Fee: Membership is $45 per family, registration per child is $30. These fees are waived if the family qualifies for subsidy from Child Care Council.
Notice of Withdrawal: Please give the director 2 weeks notice of a childs withdrawal from care in writing.
Returned Check Fee: $30 per returned check
Late Fee: $25 will be assessed if payments are later than one week.
10 Hour Limit Fee: An additional charge of $10.00 will be added for every 15 minutes (or part thereof) over ten hours of care for one day. This fee will not be covered by subsidy.
After Closing Fee: A fee of $10.00 for every 15 minutes (or part thereof) will be charged after 5:30. This fee will not be covered by subsidy.