Young boy and girl playing at YMCA Universal Pre-Kindergarten program
Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK)

YMCA Buffalo Niagara is pleased to work in partnership with local school districts to provide a Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) program. Our UPK programs are in a traditional classroom format designed to introduce academics and enhance socialization, physical activity, communication, creative thinking, and prepare your child for kindergarten. Our programs implement the Common Core Curriculum and meet all state standards. Some locations also provide a Wrap Around program to extend UPK to meet working parents’ needs. The registration process varies by school district and online registration is not available for this program. Please contact your nearest YMCA for more information and to register.

School Partnerships by Branch

Financial Assistance

Within the available resources of the organization, YMCA Buffalo Niagara will provide services to any youth, senior, adult, or family who desires to participate and understands the benefits of the YMCA.

For a Better Us

We are making a difference, thanks to the strong support of our community.

Mission Statement

YMCA Buffalo Niagara is a charitable, community based organization committed to providing programs designed to build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.