The Preschool on the Greenway recognizes the importance of connecting children to the natural world through discovery, education and recreation.

Preschool on the Greenway

For information about the 2018-2019 Preschool program or registration please call the Upper Palmetto YMCA at 803-548-8020.

Welcome to Preschool on the Greenway!

Students this fall semester have enjoyed our Preschool Fall Festival, adopted their classroom tree, hiked on the Preschool Nature Trail, planted a butterfly garden and painted rocks and stepping stones for decoration, and also learned about giving by donating items to the local food bank. Of course this is in addition to our exciting classroom days doing counting, ABC’s, carpet time songs and books, Playball and many other fun, educational activities. And all of this fun with our new and returning classroom friends and teachers!

For the safety of our students and staff, we require that all immunizations be current. An up-to-date immunization form must be on file at the Preschool on the Greenway prior to the child’s start date. 

2018-19 Registration:

NEW Snow Date: January 22, 2018 

Time: 9:30am – 11:30am

Location:  Ceramics Room at the Complex   

Fee:  $125.00 (non-refundable fee)

-- Registration is for Current Students and Their Siblings --    

Date: January 24, 2018

Time: 9:30am - 11:30am

Location:  Ceramic Room at the Complex

Fee:  $125.00 (non-refundable fee)

-Registration Open to the Public (members and non-members)-

Registration will be for children who turn 3 on or before September 1, 2018, and for children who turn 4 on or before September 1, 2018.  We will no longer offer the Young 3’s class for the 2018-2019 school year.   We do require that all children within our program be completely potty trained, and have up-to-date immunizations before the start of the school year in September.  Regular preschool hours for the 3’s are 9am – 12pm, and regular preschool hours for the 4’s are 9am – 12:30pm.

3’s Classes for 2018-2019:

Two classes for 2 Day 3’s (T/Th)

One class for 3 Day 3’s (MWF)

One class for 5 Day 3’s (MTWThF)    

4’s Classes for 2018-2019:

One class for 3 Day 4’s (MWF)

Three classes for 5 Day 4’s (MTWThF)

All classes will have two teachers per classroom and 16 children per class. 

We are excited to be under the new management of the Upper Palmetto YMCA beginning June 1, 2018.  We would like to assure you that the current curriculum, staffing and location will remain the same as the current year.  Please reach out to to Rhonda Wild if you have any further questions about Preschool or Preschool Registration.   

2017-18 School Year Information

For a tour, more information or to be put on the wait list, please contact our Preschool Director, Rhonda Wild via email or at 803-547-1064.

Preschool Programs 

All programs require a nonrefundable $125 registration fee upon registration. The first monthly program fees will begin at orientation. Registration fee is not required to be placed on the wait list.

Young Threes Program
A precursor to the three-year-old program, the preschool now offers a special class for children who will be three years old between September 1st and December 31st, 2017.

Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:00am – Noon
Members $175/month l Non-members $190/month

Three-Year-Old Program
Classes introduce children to working within a group and develops fine and gross motor skills including socializing, sharing, cut-and-paste, numbers and alphabet recognition. (Children must turn three on or before September 1, 2018.)

Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:00am – Noon
Members $175/month | Non-members $190/month

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 9:00am – Noon
Members $225/month | Non-members $240/month

Mondays – Fridays 9:00am – Noon
Members $255/month | Non-members $280/month

Four-Year-Old Program
Our four-year-old program prepares children for kindergarten on both a social and educational level. We will continue developing fine and gross motor skills, while putting emphasis on the alphabet, numbers and other kindergarten readiness skills. (Children must turn four on or before September 1, 2018.)

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 9:00am – 12:30pm
Members $225/month | Non-members $240/month

Mondays – Fridays 9:00am – 12:30pm
Members $255/month | Non-members $280/month

Our Preschool Day

  • Outdoor adventures on the preschool trail, outdoor classroom and science and nature programs promote curiosity about the world around them.
  • Learning to share, take turns, plan, work and play with others promote wonderful life-long skills.
  • Educational learning through hands-on activities and interactive play teach children their ABC’s, 123’s, colors, shapes and other themes preparing for kindergarten.
  • Stories, poetry, dramatization and books lead children on adventures and stretch their imagination.     
  • Clay, play-dough, crayons, markers, scissors and other manipulatives aid in the development of small motor skills.
  • Arts, crafts and painting time explore the creative side of young minds.
  • Water play in our indoor pool, besides being lots of fun, helps to build self-confidence and coordination.
  • Our Playball Program, outdoor play, gym time and classroom movement all promote physical fitness, increases large motor skills and develop good sportsmanship.
  • Our Science and Nature program, led by Greenway environmental educators, promote an interest in the outdoor world, while giving students the opportunity to learn about nature through hands-on activities and meet live animals in a safe, controlled setting.
  • Learning through song and music builds listening and attention skills, in addition to self-expression and cooperation with others.
  • Lunch Bunch is offered on select Wednesday and Thursdays each month. Children bring their lunch and stay until 2:00pm, enjoying fun activities and playtime.

Payment Policy for 2017-2018 School Year

1) First and last month tuition is required prior to the start of school. 
2) Remaining monthly payments need to be set up on our auto draft system. This can be done through a credit card or bank draft. 

Payment can be made over the phone 803-547-4575 or in person with Member Services, located at front entrance of the Recreation Complex, 971 Tom Hall Street Fort Mill. Preschool staff are unable to process any payments. 

Auto draft will be required for the remainder of the monthly school year tuition which will be drafted on the first business day of each month beginning in October. For your convenience, you can enroll in our auto draft program when paying September tuition. Otherwise, please bring your credit card or cancelled check to orientation.


The Preschool on the Greenway faculty is nothing short of exceptional. Your child will receive the expertise of our most qualified teachers. All preschool teachers are certified in CPR and First Aid. Two teachers are assigned to each class and all staff members attend 10 hours of continued education classes per year.  


The building is secure and access is monitored by staff during all hours of preschool operation. The program offers six classrooms, an outdoor natural playground, a preschool hiking trail and outdoor classroom and access to appropriate amenities within the Recreation Complex on the Greenway.   

Preschool on the Greenway is part of the Recreation Complex on the Greenway located at 971 Tom Hall Street, Fort Mill, SC 29715. 

Inclement Weather Policy

When faced with potentially dangerous weather conditions, the Preschool on the Greenway will follow the Fort Mill School District’s decision on closings. Information can be found on their website and on local news stations in Rock Hill and Charlotte – we are York County District 4.

If the FMSD should delay public school openings, Preschool on the Greenway will open at its normal time of 9:00am. Public school delays may be found at the sources listed above.

Should inclement weather occur after preschool begins, we encourage parents to pick up their child as soon as possible.