Pre-K For All Program


The Shorefront Y’s Pre-K For All provides a FREE 6 hour and 20 minute high-quality program for children who were born in 2014. Our thematic interdisciplinary units and daily activities are based on the NYS Pre-K Foundation for the Common Core.  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. They are organized into the following 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. 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.


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

Wrap Around Program


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 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! The program is a full day preschool program at a discounted rate available for students attending our Pre-K.

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

Ms. Diana Shteynberg - Big Apple Award Winner ! May 8, 2017

Licensing and Professional Staff

The Shorefront YM-YWHA Preschool 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.

Children entering preschool for 2019-2020 academic year should be potty trained.

For more information, please contact Yelena Kirilko, Director of Early Childhood programs at 347.689.1811 or e-mail