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YMCA of Greater New York - Cross Island

Grades: Pre-K
238-10 Hillside Avenue
Bellerose NY 11426
Phone: 718-551-9313

Our Insights

YMCA of Greater New York - Cross Island is an early education center that provides preschool for 4 year olds. The center is in its own building, in Bellerose.

The program has lots of activities for children to explore art, nature, music, dramatic play and more. Teachers ask children questions, invite back-and-forth conversation to develop language skills, mutual respect and promote positive social interactions. Children are encouraged to communicate and learn language skills through books, puppets or blocks. They have lots of time to talk and ask questions.

There is outdoor space for children to play and get fresh air, as well as dedicated indoor play space apart from the classroom. Both early drop-off and late pick-up are available at this program.

This school prioritizes children who live in District 26 but anyone is welcome to apply. To see if your address is in the district for this program please use our school search. For more information about 3-K and Pre-K enrollment and advice on how to find a program, please visit our Pre-K page.

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School Stats

Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

What is the Pre-K like?

From the NYC Program Assessment (CLASS and ECERS-R) Database through 2018-2019

Instruction: Teachers ask kids to explain their reasoning when they solve problems
Activities: Children explore art, music, sand/water, dramatic play and more
Language: Teachers talk and listen to kids in a supportive way
Interaction: Teachers ask kids good questions and invite back-and-forth conversation

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
51
Asian
61%
Black
16%
Hispanic
10%
White
10%
Other
4%
Pre-K seats
51

From 2018 School Directories



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Contact & Location

Location

Bellerose (District 26)
Buses: Q1, Q43

Contact

Parent Coordinator
Sunita Batra

Other Details

Shared campus?
No
Metal detectors?
No

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