South Mountain YMCA

Preschool Care

Our five preschool classrooms are always filled with new discoveries. Our experienced teachers are always using new and enticing experiences to the help the 3 and 4 year old children to learn.  With a ratio of 1:9, teachers have ample opportunity to guide children as needed through a variety of classroom activities. Most of our classrooms have two full time assistants to ensure quality care every day.

Our preschool classrooms contain many different learning centers:

  • Pretend play (socialization/social studies)

  • Science area (science/math) 

  • Manipulative area (math/logic/literacy/fine motor skills) 

  • Block area (math/science/social studies) 

  • Art area (art)

  • Reading corner (literacy)

  • Writing area (literacy)

  • Water/sand table (science/math)

  • Gym time (gross motor)

Children also have the opportunity to participate in a variety of enrichment programs offered through our program center.

Many of our teachers also teach a second language and provide special times for music appreciation. We do offer a Y enrichment and sport classes such as Kinder sports, soccer, tennis, cooking, ballet, and more in addition to the curriculum for an additional fee.  In the spring, we also have a Kindergarten Readiness class as part of the curriculum for the 4 year old children that reviews any social or academic skills that your child may require.

For more information or to schedule a tour, please call (973) 762-0860.