Children are like sponges—they watch and absorb knowledge, skills, and values from everything and everyone around them. At the Y, we believe the values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for quality of life and future success. That’s why our child care programs are staffed with people who understand the cognitive, physical and social development of kids, the need children have to feel connected and supported in trying new things and the caring and reinforcement parents and families need to help each other. At the Y, babies develop trust and security, preschoolers experience early literacy and learn about their world and school-age kids make friends, learn new skills, and do their homework. Most importantly, children learn how to be their best selves. That makes for confident kids today, and contributing and engaged adults tomorrow.
The YMCA Early Learning Center utilizes The Creative Curriculum®, a developmentally appropriate, comprehensive curriculum that promotes positive outcomes for children. This research-based approach to teaching is centered around exploration and discovery as a way of learning, enabling preschool children to develop confidence, creativity, and lifelong critical thinking skills while offering younger children an environment and experiences that are nurturing, responsive and intentional.
*The YMCA Early Learning Center follows all CDC Guidelines for child care. Click here to read more.
7:30 am-6:00 pm
Available by appointment
- Full-day program
- Large, bright and open classroom
- Secure entrance
- Outdoor inclusive playground
- Full gymnasium
- On-site warm pool
The Creative Curriculum® will help teachers and caregivers use routine times to nurture children’s curiosity, help them feel secure, and create a language-rich environment full of warm, loving, and meaningful interactions. This is what helps build the foundation for children’s future success in school and in life.
Teacher/Child Ratio: 1:4
Sign Language 1x week
The Creative Curriculum® for Waddlers helps teachers and caregivers implement developmentally appropriate daily routines. We create meaningful experiences through creative arts, connecting with music and movement, enjoying stories and books, and playing with intentional sensory toys.
Teacher/Child Ratio: 1:6
Language 1x week
The Creative Curriculum® for Toddlers encourages them to discover their world and test their boundaries. We emphasize learning daily routines and self-help to prepare your toddler for the next step in their education. We provide them with a variety of age-appropriate experiences that foster creative thinking and problem-solving.
Teacher/Child Ratio: 2.5 - 3 years - 1:10
AM/PM Snacks Language 1x week
The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool features exploration and discovery as a way of learning, enabling children to develop confidence, creativity, and lifelong critical thinking skills. It is designed to help educators at all levels of experience plan and implement a developmentally appropriate, content-rich program for children with diverse backgrounds and skill levels.
Teacher/Child Ratio: 1:12
AM/PM Snacks Swim Lesson 1x week
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