Pre-K For All Program


For the 2016-2017 academic year, the Shorefront Y’s Pre-K For All Program will provide a FREE 6 hour and 20 minute high quality pre-school program for 4 year old children. The program is provided through a contract with the New York City Department of Education.


A “Wrap Around” option is available for parents who would like to enroll their children in the Shorefront YM-YWHA full day pre-school program at a discounted rate.


Our Pre-Kindergarten curriculum follows guidelines established by the New York City Department of Education. Our thematic interdisciplinary units and daily activities are based on the New York State Pre-Kindergarten Foundation for the Common Core that is organized into five domains of development:
·         Approaches to Learning

·         Physical Development and Health

·         Social and Emotional Development

·         Communication, Language, and Literacy

·         Cognition and Knowledge of the World


Our Pre-K For All program adopted New York Citywide Pre-Kindergarten Readiness Goals that outline the developmentally appropriate knowledge and skills that children should demonstrate by the end of the academic year.


Our curriculum is based on interdisciplinary thematic units. Each unit is a set of hands-on activities which are integrated through all subject areas: math, science, language arts, arts, social studies, and physical activities.


Play is an essential part of our childhood and integral part of our curriculum. Learning through play provides children enormous opportunities for self-discovery, exploring, discovering, questioning, guessing, predicting, and becoming active decisions makers and active learners.


We are committed to ensuring that every student leaving our program is ready for kindergarten and is on a path toward college and career readiness.  We are also committed to ensuring that every family is ready to move forward from our program with a clear understanding of how to support their children. 

Wrap Around Program


The Wrap Around program at the Shorefront YM-YWHA is a full day pre-school program at a discounted rate available for students attending our free Pre-Kindergarten Program.


Our high quality, Wrap Around Program is taught by highly educated and experienced teachers. The program supports, extends, and enriches our academic curriculum, with a main focus on math and language arts.


We bring Jewish values and traditions into the everyday lives of our program. Our students learn about Jewish history and culture in a very meaningful way. In addition, we implement a strong enrichment program. Visual arts, drama, and dance classes are taught by highly professional instructors from prestigious companies. Family-style holiday celebrations and children’s performances are an integral part of our curriculum as well.


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


Our Wrap Around program unites teachers, students, and parents on an educational  journey together, reaching academic success, social – emotional fulfillment, and unforgettable memories!

Children entering our Pre-School program for 2016-2017 academic year should be potty trained.

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.

Click here to view Early Childhood Program Calendar


Yelena Kirilko, Director of Early Childhood programs

718.646.1444 ext. 316 |

Pre-School and Pre-K For All Rates
2016-17 School Year
Pre-K For All for Children 4 Years Old 6hrs 20mins FREE
Wrap Around Program for Children 4 Years Old attending Free 6hr 20mins Pre-K For All program 7:45 a.m.- 6:30 p.m. $4,510
per school year
Full Day for Children 2 & 3 Years Old 7:45 a.m.- 6:30 p.m. $10,250
per school year

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