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The KBY pre-school provides a friendly, warm and secure atmosphere designed to meet the needs of each child and foster individual growth and creativity, within a group setting. The program integrates math, science, language arts and social studies and gives children the means to explore and draw conclusions under the guidance of licensed staff. The pre-school also provides an ongoing Jewish cultural environment in which Shabbat and holidays are celebrated through stories, music and creative arts. The KBY pre-school is licensed by the Department of Health, Division of Day Care and holds an Absolute Charter from the University of the State of New York Education Department.

For more information, or to arrange a visit, please contact: Oxana Petrov at (718) 648-7703 ext. 211 or via e-mail at


Preschool for children born in 2018 & 2019

Ages 2 years – 3 years
We offer a full day program for young children on the threshold of their learning experience.  Our highly experienced and certified preschool teachers provide a warm and nurturing environment where the children can learn and play.  We serve breakfast, hot lunch and snacks. All of our food is strictly kosher.

Full days 7:30AM – 4PM
Extended Hours (4:00pm-6:00pm) available

7:30 AM – 4 PM………..$1,050 per month
7:30 AM – 6 PM………..$1,175 per month

Free PKA (UPK) for children born in 2017

The pre-K application for the 2021-2022 school year is now open, and the deadline to apply is April 7, 2021! All New York City families with children born in 2017 can apply by submitting a pre-K application. 

PreK for All: a Department of Education program
The Pre-K is a free program which is funded in full by the NYC Dept. of Education.  Our highly experienced and skilled teachers offer the children an outstanding and enriched learning experience in accordance with Common Core standards.   Breakfast and hot lunch is served. All of our food is kosher. Snack is served to those children who remain for extended hours.

FREE: Full days 8:00AM – 2:20PM
Extended Hours (early drop off at 7:30AM and late stay from 2:20pm-6:00pm) are available for a nominal fee as shown:

2:20 PM – 4 PM (includes early drop off at 7:30AM)………..$350 per month
2:20 PM – 6 PM (includes early drop off at 7:30AM)………..$475 per month

How to Apply before April 7, 2021!
Online with MySchools. This option is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in English, Arabic, Bangla, Chinese, French, Haitian Creole, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Urdu.
By phone at 718-935-2009. Call us Monday through Friday, 8am – 6pm. Language supports are available by phone in more than 200 languages.

For Kings Bay Y, choose KBRD from the scroll down in MySchools link

Special services for children 2-4

The Kings Bay YM-YWHA Preschool is proudly inclusive and welcomes children with special needs (ages 2 – 4) who receive services through Early Intervention or the CPSE (Committee on Preschool Special Education).  Several of our children receive itinerant services including SEIT, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech. If you do not currently have a provider for these services, we can assist you in obtaining one.  In addition, if your child has not been evaluated but you have concerns, we can help you to arrange the evaluation.

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Oxana Petrov

Educational Director

Oxana brings more than 15 years of expertise in early childhood and special education to the Kings Bay Y. A licensed teacher in New York State with a master of…

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