Nursery Program for 2 and 3 Year Old Children

Nursery Program
The Shorefront Y’s Nursery School classes are facilitated by highly educated and experienced early childhood professionals in our child-approved playrooms. Our program provides individual attention to help children feel secure and happy as they make their first and very important transition from home to the center. The curriculum is designed to help our two and three year old students develop social, emotional, physical, and cognitive skills. We provide the best possible environment for our young children based on each child’s natural intellectual development, personality, likes, dislikes, and developmental needs.


All of our young students learn and develop their cognitive skills through carefully designed daily activities such as: singing, reading time, creating stories with flannel boards, puppet & dramatic play, finger painting, and playing with puzzles & blocks. Children develop artistic expression and make their own discoveries through experimenting with a range of sensory materials such as clay, sand, flour, mud, salt, and water. All indoor and outdoor activities are designed to develop communications skills such as: learning new words, listening, understanding, and expressing thoughts, wants, and needs. The daily routine helps children experience a sense of self-esteem, confidence and increasing independence.


Our family style meal times help children develop healthy eating habits for life. We provide breakfast, morning & afternoon snack, and a hot kosher, freshly made, home style nutritious and delicious lunch daily.


We bring Jewish values and traditions into the everyday life of our program. Family style holiday celebrations are also an integral part of our curriculum.


We inspire children to think, create, and interact!

If you would like to add your child to our waiting list, please click here to download the waiting list application which can be faxed to 718.646.0376.


For more information, please contact Yelena Kirilko, Director of Early Childhood programs at 718.646.1444 ext. 316 or e-mail


Nursery School and UPK Rates
2014 School Year
Universal Pre-K for Children 4 Years Old 2.5 hrs FREE
Full Day for Children 3 Years Old 7:45 a.m.-6:30 p.m. $8,768
per school year
Wrap Around for Children 4 Years Old
(including no-cost UPK)
7:45 a.m.-6:30 p.m. $6,350
per school year
Full Day for Children 2 & 3 Years Old 7:45 a.m.-6:30 p.m. $10,960
per school year
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Licensing and Professional Staff

The Shorefront YM-YWHA Pre School is licensed by the City of New York Department of Health, Bureau of Day Care. We are chartered by the State Education Department. All group teachers, assistant teachers and aides meet the requirements set by the New York City Department of Health and are fingerprinted and screened by the NY State Department of Investigation for child abuse and/or criminal record.