Child Care Education

Begin the building blocks of learning

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We believe the values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for life. When our young people feel safe, secure and are interested in learning and good health, they make smarter life choices in the future. They can explore their unique talents and interests, helping them realize their potential. They become independent, self-confident, inquisitive and enthusiastic learners. This makes for confident kids today and contributing and engaged adults tomorrow.
The Y strictly adheres to all state health and safety protocols and CDC guidelines including temperature checks, health screening questions and social distancing.

Why Choose the YMCA?

Creative Curriculum

Children are engaged with their teachers in a program framework called Creative Curriculum. Creative Curriculum is an early childhood development approach that is rooted in educational philosophy and theory as well as in practice.

  • Literacy: Includes seven components: increased vocabulary; phonological awareness; knowledge of letters and words; comprehension; understanding of books; and literacy as a sense of enjoyment
  • Mathematics: Children use a variety of math related toys, tools and games.
  • Science: Young children love science and learning about the world around them–includes physical, life and earth science components.
  • Social Studies: Our social studies program is the study of people and how they relate to geography, how they live, the environment around them and past events.
  • Arts: Art is designing, creating and exploring. We include dance, music, theater and visual arts such as painting and clay.
  • Technology: You’ll find children in our early childhood program using a variety of tools, both for play and for real.
  • Healthy Habits: It’s critical to help young children develop lifelong healthy habits. We model good eating habits in our centers and offer a variety of physical activities.
  • Social, Moral and Spiritual Development: Our staff celebrates and encourages the values of love, respect, honesty, responsibility and diversity.

Parent Involvement

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  • Children at Preschool
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  • Preschool Class outside
  • Children Learning
  • Children learning to swim