Watertown Family YMCA

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Character Counts Preschool


Preschool Information

The YMCA Preschool is a program designed for children 3 and 4 years of age. The school year runs from September to May. Each week is based on a different theme. Daily the children will learn to write their names, alphabet and number recognition while introducing many other small motor skills in the classroom. Social development is also encouraged as the children learn to play together in a group and how to conduct themselves in a classroom.

We are excited to offer the wonderful facilities of the Fairgrounds YMCA to our Preschool Program. During class, large motor skill development will be encouraged as the children will participate in a variety of activities during their Gym Time.


YMCA Preschool Mission Statement

Character Counts - Preschool will develop and maintain an environment for positive learning experiences which will encourage children to grow socially, emotionally and physically using lessons based on our cores values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.


Program and Registration

Ages: Children ages 3 & 4

Days: Tuesday & Thursday OR Monday, Wednesday & Friday OR Monday - Friday   

Times: 9:00am – 11:30am

Location: Fairgrounds YMCA

Program Dates: September 2020-May 2021

The program follows the Watertown City School district school calendar. (If Watertown is closed program is closed if Watertown Schools are delayed program will run as normal) 


Program Fees

YMCA Member/Military

  • 2 Days: $160/month
  • 3 Days: $185/month
  • 5 Days: $245/month



  • 2 Days: $180/month
  • 3 Days: $210/month
  • 5 Days: $270/month

The fees are a contracted monthly rate due the first of the month prior to the program.


For More Information about Preschool

Cindy Moore, Preschool Supervisor

585 Rand Drive. Watertown, NY (315)755-2005

Child Care - SACC

585 Rand Drive
Watertown, NY 13601, USA

+ (315) 755-2005 Front Desk
+ (315) 755-2014 Fax

Christine Cupernall
SACC Director

Amy Nakano
Administrative Supervisor of Youth Development 


514 Washington St.
Watertown, NY 13601, USA

+ (315) 755-1208
+ (315) 755-1212

Elizabeth Harris
Daycare Director


585 Rand Drive
Watertown, NY 13601, USA

 +1 (315) 755-2005

Cindy Moore
Preschool Director