At the Y, we believe every child has potential, and we’re here to nurture that potential.
From youth sports to academic support to leadership development, the Y helps bring out the best in kids, and they keep surprising us with all they can do.
Registration is open throughout the school year for all of the early literacy programs listed below.
For more information on our preschool programs please contact Suzanne Blecha at ext. 328.
Wee Threes (Ages 2.5-3)
Wee Threes is designed for 2 1/2 and younger 3 year-olds who missed the September preschool cut-off date. It is presented in a fun atmosphere where children are encouraged to increase their verbal skills and learn to take directions from someone other than their caretakers. Children need not be toilet-trained.
Early Learners (Ages 3-5)
At the Pav YMCA, we believe a child’s earliest preparation for schooling should be a stress-free learning experience. At this age, the act of play is a child’s most important work. Structured play helps children build a positive self image and helps develop interpersonal skills, such as learning how to share, take turns, cooperate, and solve problems.
Pre-Kindergarten (Ages 4-5)
Prekindergarten is designed for children entering kindergarten the following fall. It is structured to balance work and play in order to promote self-esteem and self-confidence. Children are introduced to kindergarten classroom skills, helping to ease the transition to school.