Early Learning Center

Ages 18 months – 5 years

Morning Care: 7:30am- 9:00am
Regular Day: 9:00am- 4:00pm
Evening Care: 4:00pm- 6:00pm

Registration packet
Interest form

Children in the program have access to the extensive Rye Y facility including our gymnasium for sports and gymnastics. Pre-school age children receive weekly swim lessons.

“I wanted to reach out to send some shine to Ms. Kaitlyn and Ms. Nayefa! My daughter loves school so much and has learned so many things since joining their class in the fall. She is reading and learning to write and most important loves herself, her friends and school! She says affirmations like “I am brave,” reads and understand books and takes such good care of her friends. These amazing teachers are the reason! Thank you so much. 
-Renee and Damil C. (Parents of ECC  student)

The Rye Y’s Early Learning Center is a licensed full day and extended care program. Our Center is a nurturing, safe place for children to learn foundational skills, develop healthy, trusting relationships, and build self-reliance.  The staff are caring, dedicated professionals, trained in early childhood development. We offer a Toddler, Pre-School and Pre-K program.

  • Develop physically, emotionally and socially through a variety of safe, developmentally appropriate and challenging experiences.
  • Expand awareness and appreciation for the natural world.
  • Learn and display the four core values of the YMCA: Honesty, Respect, Responsibility and Caring.
  • Increase appreciation for their own family, friends and surrounding community.


The Rye Y's Early Learning Center is led by a team of qualified professional directors. We select our passionate and dedicated staff for their experience, strong character, maturity, enthusiasm and commitment to our Y values. We pride ourselves on staff retention.
For 107 years, the Rye Y has been the vibrant and diverse heart of our community, welcoming families and individuals from across our area. From our first day camp in 1948 to our pre-school, school-age and camp programs of today, the Rye Y has given families peace of mind by providing safe, nurturing, affordable child care for 73 years.
The Creative Curriculum features inquiry, exploration and discovery as the foundation of learning. Our curriculum focuses on the following areas of development: social/emotional; physical; cognitive and language. We believe children learn through spontaneity, problem solving, and exploring new materials to find answers - all while building positive relationships.
Children enrolled in the Early Learning Center will enjoy using Rye Y facilities including the gymnasium, swimming pool (for pre-school & pre-K) and outdoor playground and field.
At the Rye Y, we go beyond the curriculum to support the whole child. We have adopted HEPA (Healthy Eating and Physical Activity) standards and the CATCH program (Coordinated Approach to Child Health) to bring healthy eating, nutrition and physical activity into the classroom. Our goal is to help your child develop healthy lifelong habits and have fun at the same time!
Families will have access to the Bloomz app, either on their computer or mobile device. Through the app, we will keep you connected to your child's activities with posts and photos during the day.
  • Circle Time
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Cooking
  • Music/Movement
  • Literacy activity
  • Games
  • Healthy Lunch
  • Swimming (pre-school & pre-K age)
  • Sports/Gymnastics
  • Nap/Rest
  • STEM
  • Outdoor Play
  • Nature activity




Located at 21 Locust Avenue, Rye, NY