Virtual Early Childhood Programs

Virtual Early Childhood Programs

Resources for you and your preschooler to bring an exciting educational experience into your home.

For our Preschool and Prelude to Preschool families, we are excited to have the opportunity to apply our approach to learning online, and continue to help children to grow intellectually, socially, and emotionally during this time.


14th Street Y Preschool Has Reopened

Our First Day of School was Monday, September 14

At the 14th Street Y, safety is a paramount concern. That is why we implemented new policies and procedures to keep our children and families safe while being a warm and nurturing environment. We’re thrilled to have successfully reopened while also sustaining the soul of our school–safely, and with love, joy, and a zeal for learning.

To make a safer environment, we have made changes, including smaller class sizes, staggered drop-off times, health screenings, PPE requirements, and new HVAC filters.

Learn more about the safety protocols and what in-person school is like for your little one, check out our Q&A with Preschool Director Nili Shriber on our blog.

For more details on our reopening plan, please contact Nili Shriber at

Book A Virtual Tour

We’re currently offering virtual tours for potential Preschool families.

Tours meet with Catherine Wenglowski, Admissions Coordinator, who will take you through a virtual tour of the 14Y while highlighting Preschool. Topics of the tour will include:

  • Our educational philosophy
  • Our exciting programming and facilities including swimming, art, theater, movement, open air classrooms, and rooftop classroom and play area
  • Our extensive health and safety measures to keep your child safe
  • An opportunity to have all your questions answered
Book A Tour

If you have any questions, please email Catherine Wenglowski at

*Note: If you are a current Prelude family or have had a previous child attend Prelude or Preschool and have toured the school previously, you do not need to do another tour unless you’d like to.


Trusted Resources from 14Y Early Childhood Teachers

In addition to the 14Y’s virtual offerings, our amazing Preschool teachers have compiled a list of free online resources to keep your little one learning at home.

Educational Games
This site has a fun array of games for multiple grade levels. It is free to use, simply make an account or log in with a Facebook or Google account.
Learn more here.

Educational Games (Computer-less option)
In coordination with link one, but if you’re trying to reduce screen time, they also have printable worksheets!
Learn more here.

Another place for printable coloring sheets is The Kidz Page. Choose from a range of subjects, and let the kids help you pick out their favorites!
Learn more here.

Age Appropriate Games
ABCmouse has a preschool specific page, with descriptions for parents about how their games promote early learning. This resource is free for a 1-month trial.
Learn more here.

Social and Emotional Development
PBS Kids offers games with characters that many of the kids know and love. At the 14th Street Y, an important part of our curriculum is social/emotional learning and development. This link goes directly to PBS Kids games focused on feelings, and how to navigate them.
Learn more here.

While stuck at home, it’s important to remember to take care of our bodies. This YouTube channel offers kid friendly yoga, combined with fun stories and nursery rhymes.
Learn more here.

Everyday Situations
Fisher Price offers their own video series for all ages. The “Laugh & Learn” series has episodes covering everyday life, such as learning about the weather, going grocery shopping, getting ready each day, and global greetings.
Learn more here.

Lesson Plans
Scholastic offers a 5-day lesson plan, with a new topic every day. With your child, you can explore plants, animals, earth and space, simply by clicking “Take me there!”
Learn more here.

National Geographic uses their world-renowned animal videography to create fun videos for our little animal lovers. Enough of the cartoons—this is the real stuff!
Learn more here.

Crafts and Recipes
Running out of ideas for things to do at home? Highlights has 40+ options of crafts and recipes to try with your kids. Their website also features a games section and a podcast section, where you can find kid friendly stories.
Learn more here.

Rivet is a free resource for to find thousands of books online, for all kinds of reading levels. It is also a downloadable app, so you can have access to books on any device.
Learn more here.

Pre-K learning with focused subjects
For our pre-K kids, Starfall offers a variety of activities that work on reading, math, and even geometry and measuring.
Learn more here.

At Home Mini-School

Tuesday, September 22 – Tuesday, December 17
For Children Ages 12 – 40 Months

Family Programs is excited to launch a brand-new fall program for families with toddlers. Most program engagement will be online, live-streamed from the comfort and safety of your homes. This relational virtual learning program will be engaging, intimate and deep, and a chance for your children to begin school and play with each other, while apart.

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Virtual Family Programs

Virtual programming that connects new families and families with babies and toddlers to each other. 

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14Y Preschool

We’re currently accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year. 

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14Y Community Corner

Check out our YouTube Channel where you can learn something new or see a friendly, familiar face from your family at the 14Y.

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Virtual Fitness

Each week, 14Y fitness instructors and trainers will be hosting live streaming classes via Zoom and creating fun videos that’ll be featured on the new 14Y Fitness playlist on YouTube.

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