YMCA of Greater Bergen County

Preschool Care Age 3-5

In our preschool classrooms the children have the opportunity to extend the basic skills they have learned in our toddler classroom and dive deeper into more meaningful learning experiences. Through long term investigations the children and teachers are building relationships through learning. We are also extending these opportunities to both our families (by inviting them to become involved in our learning) but also by exploring our direct community in Hackensack. 

Our preschool classrooms are also equipped with age appropriate materials and are set up so that the children can experience learning through play in a variety of different center areas (Blocks, Dramatic Play, Toys & Games, Art, Library, Discovery, Sand & Water, and Music & Movement.) In addition to play experiences, the children also participate in Large & Small Group Instruction which focuses on Literacy through shared reading and writing, Math concepts using manipulatives and hands on learning experiences and Science through investigation and experimentation. The children participate in Gross Motor Play (2x’s per day) and Swimming (1x per week)

Red Bird classroom schedule

Orange Bird classroom schedule

Yellow Bird classroom schedule

Green Bird classroom schedule

For more information or to schedule a tour, please email Mary Soto or call (201) 487-6600 x211