Preschool Program w/Early & Late Care Options Available As Needed

Preschool Program w/Early & Late Care Options Available As Needed

AN EXCEPTIONAL EXPERIENCE FOR THE YOUNG LEARNER!

Healthy child development and learning starts early. That’s why we offer an early childhood education program that helps children learn the essential skills they’ll need later on. Our certified, trained, supportive staff work to help everyone have the best possible start in their education!

The Y Preschool allows children to: grow personally, clarify values, develop specific skills, improve personal & family relationships, and become better leaders. Our early learners become instilled with the YMCA’s mission of developing the spirit, mind and body of each individual and encouraging an atmosphere of cooperation, mutual respect, and a safe environment for all.

We use a combination of Emergent Curriculum, Montessori learning concepts/materials and theme-based planning, which balances teacher‐planned and child‐initiated learning, emphasizing responsiveness to children’s strengths, interests, needs, and learning styles all while preparing them for the next stage in their education path. The curriculum includes activities such as large and small group activities/projects, dramatic play, language, science, math, social studies, music and movement, art, cooking, and large and small motor development. The environment is carefully and purposely designed to encourage active participation by children of all ages and developmental abilities. There are learning opportunities to be had in everything we do, whether we’re inside our classroom actively engaged in the many learning centers we have available, or outside on our playground!

To schedule a tour of our center, to register your child or for more information on our program, contact Lisa Jackson, Early Education Director at 413-773-3646 ext, 431 or email at [email protected].

YMCA Community Scholarship is available through the Y’s Annual Campaign and the United Way of Franklin County. If you feel you are eligible please fill out the form below. State voucher day care grants are also accepted.

Our Preschool Provides:
• Attention to the individual learning needs of each child
• Social Emotional Development
• School Year (Public School Year Calendar) and Extended Year (Vacation weeks and Summer program included) options available
• Early Care 7:00-8:30 am and Late Care 3:30-5:30 pm available as needed
• Snow Day Care until 4 pm
• Weekly Swimming Lessons (school year only)
• Weekly Gymnastics Lessons (school year only)
• Daily physical activity

Preschool Community Scholarship Form
20-21-Pre-Registration-Packet
YMCA-Enrollment-Forms
Intake-Form
Health-Forms_NEEDED
Health-Forms_IF-NEEDED

Adventure Classroom (Extended Year) - Early/Late Care Options Available As Needed

All Locations
9/1/20 - 8/27/21
VIEW

Adventure Room: Must by 4 by September 1st

The Adventure Room is the newest classroom to be added to our program beginning in September 2020! Preschool children in this classroom are some of our most eager learners. They are craving knowledge of the world around them. They are learning skills that will benefit their future education path as well as many practical life skills. They do this not only in hands-on, play-based learning centers but also in utilizing many Montessori-based teaching methods and materials. These methods and materials allow children to work individually and very intentionally on developing many important skills until they feel they have mastered the activity.

Our educators are professionally trained and certified to create a stimulating and nurturing environment in which children can learn and develop to their fullest potential. Our educators realize the importance of creating a warm, caring setting which enhances a child’s learning. Our Adventure Room allows for a smaller group size conducive to creating close relationships with each other and really focusing on individual learning needs. We are very excited to introduce this newest classroom to our Y Preschool family!

Early Care and Late Care options are available as needed.


Available Sessions

Start Date End Date Spots
Available
9/1/20 8/27/21 Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr - 8:30 am - 7 hrs 10 / 15 Available Registration
Closed
9/1/20 8/27/21 Contact Director - Mo,We,Fr - 8:30 am - 7 hrs 13 / 15 Available Registration
Closed
9/1/20 8/27/21 Contact Director - Tu,Th - 8:30 am - 7 hrs 15 / 15 Available Registration
Closed

Adventure Classroom (School Year) - Early/Late Care Options Available As Needed: CONTACT DIRECTOR

All Locations
9/1/20 - 6/18/21
VIEW

Adventure Room: Must by 4 by September 1st

The Adventure Room is the newest classroom to be added to our program beginning in September 2020! Preschool children in this classroom are some of our most eager learners. They are craving knowledge of the world around them. They are learning skills that will benefit their future education path as well as many practical life skills. They do this not only in hands-on, play-based learning centers but also in utilizing many Montessori-based teaching methods and materials. These methods and materials allow children to work individually and very intentionally on developing many important skills until they feel they have mastered the activity.

Our educators are professionally trained and certified to create a stimulating and nurturing environment in which children can learn and develop to their fullest potential. Our educators realize the importance of creating a warm, caring setting which enhances a child’s learning. Our Adventure Room allows for a smaller group size conducive to creating close relationships with each other and really focusing on individual learning needs. We are very excited to introduce this newest classroom to our Y Preschool family!

Early Care and Late Care options are available as needed.


Available Sessions

Start Date End Date Spots
Available
9/1/20 6/18/21 Contact Director - Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr - 8:30 am - 7 hrs 12 / 15 Available Registration
Closed
9/1/20 6/18/21 Contact Director - Mo,We,Fr - 8:30 am - 7 hrs 12 / 15 Available Registration
Closed
9/1/20 6/18/21 Contact Director - Tu,Th - 8:30 am - 7 hrs 15 / 15 Available Registration
Closed

Discovery Classroom (Extended Year) - Early/Late Care Options Available As Needed

All Locations
9/1/20 - 8/27/21
VIEW

Discovery Room: Ages 2 years, 9 months to 3 years, 5 months

Preschool children in our Discovery Room are naturally inquisitive and very curious. They are very active in discovering the world around them as they become more confident in their own abilities. The Y Preschool provides a variety of opportunities for your preschooler to utilize and develop a variety of skills in all aspects of our day together. Here, we challenge children by providing a varied curriculum based on naturally occurring learning concepts through hands-on play experiences that help them to grow and develop at their own rate and in their own way. Our educators use a combination of Emergent Curriculum and theme-based planning to provide the children with rich learning opportunities.

Our educators are professionally trained and certified to create a stimulating and nurturing environment in which children can learn and develop to their fullest potential. Our educators realize the importance of creating a warm, caring setting which enhances a child’s learning. Our Discovery Room allows for a smaller group size conducive to creating close relationships with each other.

Early Care and Late Care options are available as needed.


Available Sessions

Start Date End Date Spots
Available
9/1/20 8/27/21 Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr - 8:30 am - 7 hrs 2 / 2 Available Registration
Closed
9/1/20 8/27/21 Contact Director - Mo,We,Fr - 8:30 am - 7 hrs 0 Registered.
More Available
Registration
Closed
9/1/20 8/27/21 Contact Director - Tu,Th - 8:30 am - 7 hrs 3 / 3 Available Registration
Closed

Discovery Classroom (School Year) - Early/Late Care Options Available As Needed: CONTACT DIRECTOR

All Locations
9/1/20 - 6/18/21
VIEW

Discovery Room: Ages 2 years, 9 months to 3 years, 5 months

Preschool children in our Discovery Room are naturally inquisitive and very curious. They are very active in discovering the world around them as they become more confident in their own abilities. The Y Preschool provides a variety of opportunities for your preschooler to utilize and develop a variety of skills in all aspects of our day together. Here, we challenge children by providing a varied curriculum based on naturally occurring learning concepts through hands-on play experiences that help them to grow and develop at their own rate and in their own way. Our educators use a combination of Emergent Curriculum and theme-based planning to provide the children with rich learning opportunities.

Our educators are professionally trained and certified to create a stimulating and nurturing environment in which children can learn and develop to their fullest potential. Our educators realize the importance of creating a warm, caring setting which enhances a child’s learning. Our Discovery Room allows for a smaller group size conducive to creating close relationships with each other.

Early Care and Late Care options are available as needed.


Available Sessions

Start Date End Date Spots
Available
9/1/20 6/18/21 Contact Director - Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr - 8:30 am - 7 hrs 0 Registered.
More Available
Registration
Closed
9/1/20 6/18/21 Contact Director - Mo,We,Fr - 8:30 am - 7 hrs 0 Registered.
More Available
Registration
Closed
9/1/20 6/18/21 Contact Director - Tu,Th - 8:30 am - 7 hrs 0 Registered.
More Available
Registration
Closed

Explorer Classroom (Extended Year) - Early/Late Care Options Available As Needed

All Locations
9/1/20 - 8/27/21
VIEW

Explorer Room: Ages 3 years, 6 months to 4 years old

Preschool children in our Explorer Room are a whirlwind of activity. Preschoolers are seeking to understand how the world operates and functions. They can remember events from day to day; they can take what they have learned from yesterday and begin to see how it applies to today and even anticipate tomorrow. They are forming friendships and learning problem-solving skills that will last them a lifetime! Our Explorers take part in a developmentally appropriate curriculum that is based on naturally occurring learning concepts through hands-on play experiences and explorations based on their own interests in the world around them! Our educators use a combination of Emergent Curriculum and theme-based planning to provide the children with rich learning opportunities.

Our educators are professionally trained and certified to create a stimulating and nurturing environment in which children can learn and develop to their fullest potential. Our educators realize the importance of creating a warm, caring setting which enhances a child’s learning. Our Explorer Room allows for a larger group size conducive to allowing children to form friendships in smaller groups, while giving them the diverse experiences that come as part of being a larger group!

Early Care and Late Care options are available as needed.


Available Sessions

Start Date End Date Spots
Available
9/1/20 8/27/21 Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr - 8:30 am - 7 hrs 12 / 15 Available Registration
Closed
9/1/20 8/27/21 Contact Director - Mo,We,Fr - 8:30 am - 7 hrs 12 / 15 Available Registration
Closed
9/1/20 8/27/21 Contact Director - Tu,Th - 8:30 am - 7 hrs 15 / 15 Available Registration
Closed

Explorer Classroom (School Year) - Early/Late Care Options Available As Needed: CONTACT DIRECTOR

All Locations
9/1/20 - 6/18/21
VIEW

Explorer Room: Ages 3 years, 6 months to 4 years old

Preschool children in our Explorer Room are a whirlwind of activity. Preschoolers are seeking to understand how the world operates and functions. They can remember events from day to day; they can take what they have learned from yesterday and begin to see how it applies to today and even anticipate tomorrow. They are forming friendships and learning problem-solving skills that will last them a lifetime! Our Explorers take part in a developmentally appropriate curriculum that is based on naturally occurring learning concepts through hands-on play experiences and explorations based on their own interests in the world around them! Our educators use a combination of Emergent Curriculum and theme-based planning to provide the children with rich learning opportunities.

Our educators are professionally trained and certified to create a stimulating and nurturing environment in which children can learn and develop to their fullest potential. Our educators realize the importance of creating a warm, caring setting which enhances a child’s learning. Our Explorer Room allows for a larger group size conducive to allowing children to form friendships in smaller groups, while giving them the diverse experiences that come as part of being a larger group!

Early Care and Late Care options are available as needed.


Available Sessions

Start Date End Date Spots
Available
9/1/20 6/18/21 Contact Director - Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr - 8:30 am - 7 hrs 13 / 15 Available Registration
Closed
9/1/20 6/18/21 Contact Director - Mo,We,Fr - 8:30 am - 7 hrs 12 / 15 Available Registration
Closed
9/1/20 6/18/21 Contact Director - Tu,Th - 8:30 am - 7 hrs 15 / 15 Available Registration
Closed