Universal Pre-K

Universal Pre-K

FREE Universal Pre-K Program for children who live in New Rochelle!  Includes FREE weekly pool water safety classes for YMCA UPK enrollees.

In collaboration with the City School District of New Rochelle, the YMCA provides a quality pre-school program for 4 year old children who will be entering kindergarten in September 2019.

The program operates Monday to Friday.  

Our pre-school builds on children's desire to learn new things and become self reliant in a safe and nurturing environment. Our pre-school helps children stretch their skills in mind and body through hands on learning, exploration and play.

The YMCA offers a morning session from 9:00am to 11:30am and an afternoon session from 12:30pm to 3:00pm

To register – You can pick up a registration form at the New Rochelle YMCA OR at Barnard School – It must be completed and returned IN PERSON to the Magnet Office, New Rochelle Board of Education 515 North Avenue, 10801 914-576-4622 


Please be sure to select the New Rochelle YMCA as you UPK choice


2016-2017 Calendar

September 7,8,9 – Transition days for children – see teacher for schedule

Monday September 12 – First Day of regular hours

Monday October 12 – Closed for Columbus Day

Friday November 11 – Parent Teacher Conferences – No school for children

Thursday and Friday November 24 & 25 – Closed for Thanksgiving

Monday December 26- Monday January 2 – Closed for Christmas break

Monday February 20-Friday February 24 – Closed for winter break

Monday April 10-Friday April 14 – Closed for Easter & spring break

Monday May 29 – Closed for Memorial Day

Tuesday June 28th – Graduation/Promotion exercises

All UPK children enrolled in the YMCA UPK program will be able to take free swimming lesson (with their parents) on either Monday OR Fridays 11:45-12:15pm – Classes will start October 2016- December 22. Registration is first come, first service


Registration questions:

Enrollment/registration Cheryl Sullivan csullivan@nrymca.org 914-632-1818 Ext. 20

Free Aquatic safety class – A once a week aquatic safety class will be held from 11:45am-12:15pm –

Parents must register for this class and must take the child to the YMCA pool and stay during the class.   Please speak with Gloria Reyna, Aquatics Director greyna@nrymca.org with any questions you have.

Interested in free ESL classes in the PM during school? Please sign up with or Cheryl.

New Rochelle YMCA website: www.nrymca.org

New Rochelle YMCA 50 Weyman Avenue, New Rochelle, NY  10805 914-632-1818 Ext 20