Montclair, NJ — Since 1891, the YMCA of Montclair has served the greater Montclair community with a mission to address healthy living, youth development, and social responsibility.
To meet the challenges of a changing education and childcare landscape, the YMCA of Montclair launched an advisory Education Committee which met for the first time on September 15, 2020.
The Y’s childcare and education-based initiatives like School Aged Child Care and the Early Learning Center provide quality childcare to families onsite at the Geyer Family YMCA and in partnership with school districts. The newly formed Education Committee will provide guidance and expertise to the Y’s Youth Development Leadership team in the areas of childcare and youth education. “The volunteer committee is comprised of education professionals who have committed their time and expertise to help guide the Y to provide the highest quality early childhood education, school-age childcare, and educational support and enrichment,” said YMCA President and CEO Buddy Evans
The Education Committee will review services and support provided to students in Y programs, including curriculum; professional staff development; family engagement; public school partner communication; qualitative goal setting; and evaluation.
The Education Committee will add and adapt its goals as needs evolve in the community.
The YMCA of Montclair thanks the following education professionals for their service: Shirley Lewis, PhD; Izumi Hara; Michael Chiles; Tessie Thomas; Eve Robinson; Jennifer Finnerty; Sara B. Cruz; Naomi Kirkman; and Kim Santos, EdD who will serve as chair.
For more information about youth programs at the YMCA of Montclair, please visit www.montclairymca.org.
ABOUT YMCA OF MONTCLAIR
The YMCA of Montclair welcomes all. We are a nonprofit that strengthens individuals, families, and community by developing spirit, mind, and body. We focus on healthy living, social responsibility, and youth development. Serving Bloomfield, Bloomingdale, Clifton, Cedar Grove, Glen Ridge, Haskell, Montclair, Verona, and West Milford.