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Nursery and Preschool


The Norwich Family YMCA Nursery School and Preschool is designed to meet the needs of a very important part of our population – our future citizens and leaders! We have designed programs that encourage children to explore, inquire and attempt to solve the many problems and questions they have – in essence, to learn by doing. We want to instill in them a lifelong love of learning. The classroom program provides each child with age-appropriate experiences that encourage self-help skills, a positive self-image, language and communication skills, positive social interaction, large and small motor development, school readiness skills and creative expression. To accomplish this we enjoy many interesting books, songs, calendar time, movement to music, science ‘experiments,’ hands-on math activities, art projects, and healthy snacks.


YPK/UPK Pre-K program is for 4-5 year olds. Your child must be four-years-old by November 30th and completely toilet trained.

Typical Day: 12:15-3:00—Every Afternoon

12:15-12:40 pm    Table Top Centers

12:40-1:10 pm      Calendar & Literature Time

1:10-1:45 pm        Centers, Art Activities

1:45-2:20 pm        Math

2:20-2:45 pm        Kid’s Gym, Big Gym

2:50 pm                Snack

3:00 pm                Dismissal

If your child is a resident in the Norwich City School District then the only cost is a YMCA membership for your child of $146.00 for a year membership, paid in lump sum or in $12.50 monthly installments.  If you are not a resident then the YMCA Pre-K program has a monthly tuition fee of $190.00 with a non-refundable registration fee of $30.00 and the requirement for Y membership still applies.

Registration Process

We are currently accepting registrations for the 2020-2021 School Year. Fill out the Preschool Registration Form and Childcare Card and return it to our Preschool Director at norwichymcapr[email protected], 68-70 N. Broad Street, Norwich, NY 13815. 


Nursery & Preschool Director
607-336-9622 ext. 1026