Preschool

2017-2018 Registration is now open!

2017-2018 Registration Form

2017 Parent Handbook

The Glens Falls Family Preschool is a half day program especially designed to create a safe and creative program for children ages 3-5. Our curriculum combines teacher facilitated and individual learning experiences. It provides opportunities for children to be in large groups, small groups and learn individually. We encourage children to make their own choices throughout the day and believe each child learns at different times and in different ways.

We provide educational experiences for children who learn through listening, seeing and manipulating objects. We offer a variety of activities on a daily basis that promote creativity, curiosity and independence. Each day includes one or more of the following activities: gross and fine motor activities, language arts, small group skills, and social and emotional activities. Our teachers are there to guide and facilitate learning through different experiences and ideas.

Morning Program

Mon-Fri, 9:00-11:30am
2016-2017 Enrollment Criteria
1.    3 or 4 year olds who will be starting Kindergarten in Fall 2019.
2.    Children must be at least 3 years old by December 1st, 2016 and toilet trained.

This program concentrates on providing a first classroom learning experience in a warm and caring environment. It promotes socialization, play and open exploration. Activities include: weekly swimming lesson and recreational swim time, sports & games, arts & crafts, block play, dramatic play, music, finger plays and literature. It also includes outside activities, occasional fieldtrips and special events. Our Five Day AM Program also features an introduction to Music with Myrtle the Musical Turtle.

Afternoon Program

Kindergarten Readiness
Mon-Fri, 12:30-3:30pm
2016-2017 Enrollment Criteria
1.    4 or 5 year olds who will be starting Kindergarten in Fall 2018.
2.    Children must be at least 4 years old by December 1st, 2016 and toilet trained.

Classroom activities include language arts & sight words, pre-math, music, arts & crafts, finger plays and fieldtrips. It also includes gross and fine motor development through gym time featuring sports, gymnastics & dance. Weekly swim lesson and recreational swim during class time is also included. Our Five Day PM program also features Musical Education twice per week with Myrtle the Musical Turtle.

Preschool Billing for the 2016-2017 School Year 
Upon registration, participants will be asked to pay the $15 registration fee.
 
After the initial payment, fees will be collected one week before the 1st of the month of service.
 
Payments received between the listed due date and the 1st day of the month of service will incur a $15 late fee.
 
Full payment (including any late fees) must be received by the 1st of the month of service.
Non-payment will result in the participant becoming ineligible for services that month.
 

Preschool Fees: 

Preschool AM
Member Pricing: $200/month Non-Member Pricing: $250/month
 
Preschool PM
Member Pricing: $225/month Non-Member Pricing: $275/month

How To Register

Registration takes place at the YMCA Member Service Desk. Program Information and registration paperwork is available at the Member Service Desk or at www.glensfallsymca.org. All children must have a completed registration form and immunization record in order to register.