At the YMCA Early Learning Center, children can safely test new ideas, develop new friendships, and make fresh discoveries about their world. All of our teachers meet DCFS and NAEYC standard criteria for an educated background in childcare and continue their professional development by learning new ways to support children of all ages. The YMCA of the USA’s adaptation of the Creative Curriculum by Teaching Strategies, Inc. is specifically developed so that children are learning in a way that feels to them just like play. During this precious period of development, the Y’s curriculum is specifically designed to help kids learn through literacy, mathematics, science, social studies, arts, technology, healthy habits, and social and moral development.
We meet or exceed the following ratios to ensure that every child gets the attention he or she needs: 1 to 10