Youth Programming

Our Preschool and Youth Programs are designed to provide children with opportunities to develop new skills, engage in enrichment programs and activities, build positive relationships with their peers, and embark on creative adventures. We offer a wide variety of programs from Before and After Care clubs to day camps, and more.

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Preschool is for our little learners, ages 2-4, to begin their educational journey through play and hands on experiences. They’ll engage in traditional learning concepts, art and music, and physical movement including weekly swim and gymnasium time. 

Two-year olds can look forward to circle and story time, singing songs, dramatic play, and more!

Three-year olds will focus on a “learning through play” philosophy, where teachers approach developmental learning using discovery, choices problem solving, and exploration. They’ll enjoy weekly learn to skate, art, science, music, outdoor play, and more. 

Four-year olds will continue their growth in the basic skills of learning while preparing for the continued socialization and structure that they will need in their next level of learning in Kindergarten. 

School-Aged Children

This program offers children a safe setting for before and/or after school care. In the morning, children can engage in individual or group games and activities, play in the gymnasium, outdoors, or on the ice. 

In the afternoon, children can swim twice per week, ice skate, play in the gymnasium or outside, read, or engage in group games or challenges. There is also time for homework and free play. 

Children should bring their own snacks to SACC. This program is licensed by the NYS Office of Children and Family Services and as such, maintains training in 10 areas of program development. The Skaneateles Central School bus picks children up in the morning and returns them in the afternoon.

Pre-School Summer Day Camps

We offer summer camps for children ages 2-12, we have half-day camps from 9am-12 noon for children ages 2-5. We offer 9 weeks of camp for campers in this age group. Our summer camp program is similar to our 10-month pre-school program with a little less of obvious learning units and weeks of activities based on themes. The fun never stops!

Summer Day Camps

Here comes the Fun!  

If you are looking for fun summer recreation we can help! Summer at SCC is all about childhood summers spent making lifelong friends, crafting, learning new skills, exploring, playing games, and learning to swim or skate. 

Our summer-long programs offer weekly themes and the convenience of week-by-week sign-ups allowing families to create a plan that fits best. Before and after camp care is also available.  

Before Care: 7:00-9:00am 

Day Camp: 9:00am-4:00pm 

After Care: 4:00-6:00pm 

Campers should bring with them a morning snack, lunch, and afternoon snack. The Summer Day Camp program is licensed by the New York State Health Department.  


*Before and after care will incur an additional fee. 

Imagination Station

The Imagination Station is our new drop off childcare service for members while using the Skaneateles Community Center. Individuals with a Family Membership may leave their child in our care while using the Skaneateles Community Center facilities to work out, ice skate, play pickleball, or swim. 

 Imagination Station Policies: Parents may not leave the facility while their child is in our care. Staff will not be held responsible for changing diapers but will contact a parent to do so as needed. Families are required to show proof of membership upon leaving their child at the Imagination Station. Each child must be signed in and out of the program area. 


Gymnasium will be CLOSED starting Monday 10/30- Friday 11/17 From 3:30pm to 6:30pm for Skaneateles School. **11/18 Gym is now open. Schedule is subject to change please call the Front Desk to confirm schedule. 315-685-2266.

Birthday Party Packages

Contact Brianna Harris for inquiries and booking,

Mommy & Me Movement Series

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Youth Program Staff

Sheila Card
Sheila Card
Program Director