The Oswego YMCA is proud to offer a variety of preschool programs to suit every child's needs.
Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30
Ages 2-3 (must be born by March 1st, 2016)
Members: $65/month Nonmembers: $85/month
Little Learners is an exciting new program that promotes learning through play. These Montessori-style classes with feature hands-on and student- led learning, both structure and parallel play times, music and movement, and so much more. It includes a weekly toddler tumbling class, a healthy snack, and class field trips!
Although the daily schedule will vary, most days will follow this schedule.
9:25- Meet in the entrance of the YMCA
9:30- Walk downstairs to the classroom
9:35- Children put their belongings away and check in on the attendance chart.
9:40- Morning Circle. This includes songs and movement activities
10:00- Themed lesson including a book, activity, and craft.
10:30- Snack time
10:45- Tuesdays: Toddler Tumbling, Thursdays- Life Skills
11:15- Child led learning stations
11:45: A goodbye activity including a group discussion about the day. Promote each child to engage in the conversation and share their thoughts. This will include a movement activity.
Students love exploring of site! Field trips will be schedules ahead of time and parents will be notified. Some will be walking distance (the library, Washington Park, etc.) and some will require driving to the destination. A adult is very welcome to accompany each child to the field trips!
Potty training is not required to join Little Learners. If your child needs assistance with with his/her bathroom needs, simply note that on the registration form and give permission for a YMCA staff member to assist your child.
Preschool Extension Class
Ages 3-4. (Child can join in their birth month- but not before.)
Wednesdays and Fridays 12:00- 3:00pm
Preschool extension class is an extension of a current programs (UPK, private school, KDK, or homeschool) this is not a stand alone preschool program.
This extension class focuses on supplementary curriculum like music, art, physical movement, science, and social studies. It is perfect for a well-rounded education, as many preschool programs do not have the time to teach extracurricular subjects.
Pack a lunch, water bottle, and wear sneakers every week!
Wednesdays only: Members- $30/month, nonmembers- $40/month
Wednesdays and Fridays: Members- $50/month, nonmembers- $80/month
Kaleidoscope Kids Kindergarten Readiness Program
Ages 4-5 (Must be born between December 1st, 2014- December 1st, 2013.)
Monday, Wednesday, Friday. 10:00am- 1:00pm
Kaleidoscope Kids is a great opportunity for four and five year old children to grow at their own pace. Many children benefit from a "gap year" after preschool and before entering full-time kindergarten. Literacy, mathematics, social studies, science, foreign language, and more will be covered throughout the year. Students will engage in hands-on, challenging, and exciting activities everyday with trained instructors.
Before care is available from 9-10am. $12/month for members, $20/month for nonmembers.
Playful Moments Preschool
Ages 24m- 3 years.
Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30am-12:00pm
This is it Kid's Club Drop off plus one or two family programming classes. This is for very young children as well as 2/3 year olds who are not yet ready for Little Learners. It includes supervised play (Kid's Club) as well as short, structured classes.