Program Mission

The mission of the Paterson YMCA Pre-School Program is to promote vital educational and community programming that will enhance the mind, body and spirit of the preschoolers and their families which supports our Focus for Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility strengthening the community.

Vision Statement

To create an environment that bridges the values & mission of the YMCA of Paterson with that of the Paterson Public School District. Thereby leading to successfully educated, socially confident, and healthy young children whose foundation enables them to soar into the future.

The Preschool is located on the lower level of the YMCA of Paterson.  Easy access is provided for those who may have physical handicaps. The preschool is licensed to provide developmental services during the academic school year (September – June) and 103 children during the summer months. The program maintains a staff to student ratio of 2:15.

Staff Members maintain professional credentials and a welcoming environment for all who enter. Our staff motto is: Together Everyone Achieves More (TEAM).


To enroll your child in pre-school care, please call the YMCA of Paterson PreSchool at 973-684-2320, extension 52.

Become a Member

Interested in becoming a Member of the YMCA of Paterson?  Please complete the Membership Application and Waiver Form.  Click on the links below to access the forms!  

Membership Application

Waiver Form

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