Yonkers Early Childhood Academy

  • The YECA is a nurturing, learner-centered newly designed school located in a dedicated wing at Cross Hill Academy. YECA has 3 full-day Prekindergarten classes, 3 Kindergarten classes, and 2 Special Education classes grades Kindergarten and 1.

    The focus is on implementing a high quality early childhood program that incorporates the NYS Core Curriculum in a child centered learning environment. Parents are encouraged to become educational partners in the learning process.

    The Program includes the implementation of:

    • SPLASH and Journeys literature programs
    • Envisions Math program and Common Core Math Modules
    • PATHS Social-Emotional Program
    • Inquiry-based interactive learning centers
    • Family Welcome Center
    • Instructional Field Trips
    • Community Partnerships
  • When Does School Begin for YECA Students?

    Thursday, September 7, 2017
    First Day for Kindergarten & First Grade Only (No PreK)

    • With school bus transportation
    • Breakfast and lunch served
    • Regular dismissal time

    Friday, September 8, 2017
    PreK 2-Hour Orientation

    • No school bus transportation for PreK students
    • PreK families will be notified by mail of their assigned time (AM or PM)

    Monday, September 11, 2017

    • PreK First Full Day
    • With school bus transportation
    • Breakfast and lunch served
    • Regular dismissal time