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. We use the Creative Curriculum Teaching Strategies, Inc. to guide our learning environment. 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.
Children must be potty trained to enter this classroom. This classroom will go swimming at the YMCA in the kiddie pool once weekly.
We meet or exceed the following ratios to ensure that every child gets the attention he or she needs: 1 to 6