Our Schools & Camps

Offering Preschool Education and Youth Sports Programs in Greenwich CT


Where Children Learn and Grow

Meet Geri Smiles, Director of Childhood Education

Childhood education specialist and administrator Geri Smiles brings many years experience to her position as Director of Childhood Education. She oversees the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Preschool Center and Kaleidoscope After-School programs as well as Summer and Vacation Camps.

Geri received a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with a minor in Behavioral Science from the University of Hartford. She holds a Masters of Science in Reading & Learning Disabilities from Adelphi University.

A member of the Greenwich Director's Group and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), Geri has a total of 18 years experience as a classroom teacher and 13 years as a preschool director.


Lifelong Learning Starts at YWCA Greenwich

For over 49 years, YWCA Greenwich has provided a warm and nurturing place for children to learn, play and explore as they develop and grow. Our dedication to the community of Greenwich, CT has led us to offer a variety of summer camps, day camps, and educational programs for students of various ages and backgrounds. At YWCA Greenwich, we pride ourselves on the diverse population of our preschool education students. Our summer camps and educational preschool classes are comprised of children of various racial, ethnic and economic backgrounds representing the United States and many other countries around the world. 

Our program is designed to give preschool-aged children from 15 months to five years old a unique early education experience. Taking place during the regular school year from September to June, our preschool education classes help our students build a strong foundation for a lifetime of learning. In addition, YWCA Greenwich is proud to the only preschool in the Greenwich, CT area that offers additional courses in Spanish and music, as well as fitness classes including gymnastics and swimming, at no extra cost.

Offering a Variety of After School Programs & Fitness Class for Students from Kindergarten to 5th Grade

In addition to our preschool education classes, our facility also offers after-school programs and summer camps from June to August. With a variety of options for children between the ages of five to fifteen, our summer camps give those who enroll the opportunity to enjoy a wonderful selection of creative fun indoor and outdoor activities on our 6.5-acre campus in Greenwich, CT.

Our Kaleidoscope After-School program and vacation camps help keep kids and teenagers active with opportunities for play, exercise, and socialization. We also offer special STEAM activities including "Reading Champions," "Zaniac Computer Coding" and "Cool Kids Chemistry" sessions which are supervised by a Greenwich High School teacher.

Call YWCA Greenwich today to ask about Camp Ta-Yi-To. As a 45-year old YWCA Greenwich summer tradition, this program is for children between five and twelve years old and is sure to keep the fun going all summer long! Keeping in mind our mission of empowering women and girls, we also offer our Girls Circle Summer Camp that helps girls from 11 to 13 years old develop new interests and inner strength.

To learn more or in enroll in one of our many educational programs, camps, or fitness classes, be sure to contact YWCA Greenwich today!

Join us!  Registration  Academic Year 2018 - 2019

To take a tour and enroll, visit the YWCA Preschool office or call Geri Smiles, Director of Childhood Education at 203-869-6501, ext. 221 or email g.smiles@ywcagreenwich.org.


Please note: YWCA membership is required for all preschool, after-school and camp programs. Please see the Membership section for more information on membership categories available.


Tuition discounts are available for YW Full Members.
Scholarships are available for income-eligible families.

YWCA Preschool programs are licensed by the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood and comply with regulation standards for health and safety.