ridgewood y preschool

for a brighter future. for a better us.

All children deserve an atmosphere where they can explore, learn, and feel safe physically and emotionally. We believe now more than ever it is important to take the time to get to know each family and student’s individual emotional needs.

Our staff encourages curiosity and independence while laying the groundwork for a successful transition into traditional schooling. Your child will gain necessary educational skills, develop socially and emotionally, and feel a sense of belonging outside your home.

With rolling enrollment, scholarships for qualifying families, flexible half and full day options, plus on-site before and after care, our program can meet the needs of your family.

Y family membership included with enrollment!

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We offer a diverse curriculum that is developmentally appropriate for each classroom and age group. Lessons throughout each week include language, reading, writing development, social and emotional learning, music, STEM, art, math, science, social studies, sports, swim, and more!

Our facility is your child’s learning space. It includes large classrooms, an outdoor playground, gymnasium, and pool. Every family gains a household membership to the Ridgewood Y with your ongoing preschool enrollment! Our Y offers a variety of group exercise classes, updated equipment, and enrichment programming throughout the year. 

Introduce your child to a community they can grow with into adulthood. We weave our core values—respect, responsibility, caring, and honesty—into all our programming and believe in the power of the individual to change the world. The small pieces put into place at our preschool program will create a strong base for your child’s future successes!  

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For questions and additional information, please contact Cara Apsley at [email protected]


Curious to find out more? Check out one of our Youth Programming Open House events where you can tour the facility, meet the teachers, and see everything the Ridgewood Y has to offer your family!

Contact Cara Apsley at [email protected] to attend, or click the button below.

Sun, Feb 4 | 1:00-2:30PM

Sat, Mar 2 | 10:00AM-12:00PM

Thu Mar 21 | 7:00-8:30PM

Sun Apr 7 | 1:00-2:30PM

Sat May 4 | 10:00AM-12:00PM

Tue Jun 4 | 7:00-8:30PM