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Preschool and Playroom Plus

Planting seeds of success in our youth

These programs strive to assist children in gaining a positive sense of self while engaging in activities that stimulate natural curiosity. Children are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Classes fill very quickly so register early.

2 Year Olds

YWCA Playroom Plus

As a first time school experience and with twelve children and three teachers in the classroom, Playroom Plus is able to offer the participants individualized or small group attention. The two year olds are encouraged in the basics of group socialization. They learn to verbalize their needs and listen to others. Sharing, cooperation and independence are all incorporated into classroom activities that promote exploration and discovery. Potty training is not required but is encouraged. Your child must be two years old on or before December 1st of the year your child will attend this program.

3-4 Year Olds

YWCA Preschool

This program offers a hand’s on approach to learning through real-life experiences. Children investigate various topics while incorporating pre-writing, pre-reading, math and science activities. While expanding their social skills, children learn to negotiate with friends and express themselves verbally. As each child becomes more proficient in accomplishing age-appropriate readiness skills, he/she gains a sense of independence. Your child must be no younger than three years old on or before December 1st of the year your child will attend this program.

Located at John Pound Early Childhood Center

51 High Street
Lockport, NY 14094
Tel: 478-4751
Fax: 201-4637

In order to register, you will need:

  • $75 Non-refundable registration fee
  • First Month’s Tuition
  • All enrollment documents
    • Child’s Original Birth Certificate
    • Registration Form
    • Health History Form
    • Child’s Current Immunization Record (Shot record)
    • Child’s Current Physician’s Report (Physical)
    • Child’s Current Lead Screening Report
    • Custody/Legal Documentation, if applicable

Download the Preschool and Playroom Plus 2020-21 Registration Packet

Download the Preschool and Playroom Plus 2020-21 Flyer

YWCA Tremont Street Project
Building Empowerment, Brick by Brick

Honor a loved one, give tribute to a special person, or see your own family name engraved on a brick that shows your support for the women of the YWCA of the Niagara Frontier.

The YWCA of the Niagara Frontier will soon open the doors of yet another innovative project that will enhance the lives of women and the community of North Tonawanda. As a result of the 2015 merger of the YWCA of Niagara and the YWCA of the Tonawanda’s, the YWCA of the Niagara Frontier has strengthened its portfolio, increasing its effectiveness within the broader geographical footprint.

The YWCA Tremont Street Project will be a 12-apartment permanent housing complex with a social enterprise component to help women avoid homelessness and escape family violence. It will be the YWCA’s first supportive housing enterprise for single women.

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Services available to the residents and also to area low-income women are case management, trauma-informed individual and group counseling, safety planning, court accompaniment, life and/or job skill training with on-site employment opportunities, financial literacy advocacy, responsible tenant, and homeownership counsel, and client-specific information and referrals.

The ground floor building will feature a café/coffee shop. YWCA’s commercial enterprise will also provide residents with on-site workforce training and employment opportunities. The café will feature seasonal-appropriate outside seating

Buy a brick and leave a lasting legacy while helping the YWCA’s mission to eliminate racism and empower women.

Your engraved, personalized brick(s) will be laid in the courtyard and front patio of the YWCA Tremont Street Project. The number of bricks for the courtyard and front patio is limited, so purchase your brick soon.

This Building Empowerment, Brick by Brick campaign is an opportunity to make the dream of the YWCA Tremont Street Project a reality. Our goal is to raise $30,000 to direct towards furnishings for the apartments. Make history, benefit women, help us complete our vision.

Please contact CEO, Kathleen Granchelli, for more information about sponsorship opportunities at or 716 433 6714 ext. 212.

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