Preschool FAQ’s

How old does my child need to be to begin preschool?

Ridgewood YMCA Preschool is open to students who turn 2 ½ by September 1st of the year of enrollment. Children must be toilet trained prior to the start of school.

What is my child experiencing day-to-day?

The Preschool classroom environment and materials encourage learning through curriculum-driven, hands-on projects and purposeful play in a nurturing and secure environment. Daily activities include circle time, themed activities, outdoor recess, play centers, academically integrated project work, and quiet time. Students enjoy specialty classes in music, art & crafts, STEAM, PE, Social Emotional Learning and Spanish classes throughout the week.

What are the schedule option for preschool?

We have full and half day options available 3-5 days a week, with before and after care offered for parent/guardian who require extended days.

Is Financial Aid Assistance available?

Yes, please see link here to apply.