Early Childhood Center

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The YMCA is more than just a national leader in youth development. Our Early Childhood Center builds strong kids, strong families, and strong communities through our award-winning co-op preschool program and comprehensive child care. Our robust curriculum and flexible schedules are structured to meet your family’s needs, and provide a safe space for your family to grow and play together.


Co-op Nursery School

The Co-op Nursery School offers a rich, supportive learning and socialization environment for young children ages 2-5 that includes active parental involvement. Social, emotional, physical and cognitive growth is fostered through a balanced, developmentally-based program. Our curriculum is focused on play-based learning and enhancing your child's first school experience through parent volunteers and community-based collaboration.

Limited availability for the current school year of 2018-19. For more information, contact Bridget Sieling at bsieling@ymcanyc.org.

Applications for the 2019-20 school year will be available here the week of September 4, 2018. 


Tender Care

Our comprehensive child care center for children ages six months to 5 years is a safe, supportive living and learning environment with full-time and part-time options designed to meet your family's needs. 

Limited availability for the current school year of 2018-19. For more information, contact Bridget Sieling at bsieling@ymcanyc.org

Applications for the 2019-20 school year will be available the week of September 4, 2018. 


Enrichment Programming

From music and ballet to Spanish and reading, the Y helps babies and toddlers grow into strong kids – all through programs grounded in our core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

Child Watch

Need someone to look after your child while you work out? We’re here for you!

Kinder Camp

Kinder Camp introduces young children ages 3-6 to summer day camp with all the fun activities of camp and shorter hours that fit our youngest friends’ schedules. Campers swim twice a week, enjoy storytelling, music, sports, games and a weekly field trip.

Kinder Camp

Early Childhood Center Office at the West Side YMCA
5 West 63rd Street  NYC  10023  212-912-2652  bsieling@ymcanyc.org