|Child Care Director: Shannon D’Eramo
Tel: 401.841.5357 | firstname.lastname@example.org
|School Age Director, Aly Zalewski
Tel: 847-9200 x125 | E-mail: email@example.com
|Child Care Programs
|YMCA Programs for Child Care: A good place
|YMCAs are dedicated to providing high-quality, affordable
child care. As the nation's largest provider of child care programs,
YMCAs provide family-centered, values-based programs to nurture
children's healthy development. Well-trained staff provide safe,
affordable, high-quality care so you can have peace of mind while
you work. Like all Y programs, child care is open to all, with financial
aid available. Staff members are partners with parents and other
caregivers, working together to help kids grow up healthy, happy
|Work Without Worry
|For the times you can't be there yourself, the YMCA
supports your efforts to nurture your child's healthy development.
Well-trained staff provide safe, affordable, high-quality care so
you can have peace of mind while you work to help your family succeed.
YMCA preschool care builds on children's natural
desire to learn new things and become more self-reliant. Getting
along with other children, sharing, taking turns and working in
a group are a natural part of playing games or learning a new
craft. The Y is an exciting and challenging place, helping preschoolers
stretch their skills in mind and body. It is also a safe, comfortable
place where children build positive relationships with caring
YMCA school-age care makes sure that the time gaps
before and after school are filled creatively and constructively.
Kids have the chance to express their talents in the arts, sports
and other areas of interest, taking advantage of all the Y has
to offer. Kids find out what success is all about in an approach
that says everybody plays, everybody wins. Time is set aside for
tackling homework, with adult help available. Y staff know how
to challenge children and listen to them.
|Focus on the Family
|No matter how many hours children spend in child
care, family is the most important structure in their lives. At
the YMCA, good child care is good family care. Like all Y programs,
child care is open to all, with financial aid available. Staff members
are partners with parents and other caregivers, working together
to help kids grow up healthy, happy and strong.
|A Commitment to Children's Safety and Protection
|The YMCA was one of the first national organizations
to take a stand in the critical area of child abuse prevention.
When parents drop off their children at a YMCA, they're entrusting
that Y with their greatest treasures. YMCAs take that responsibility
very seriously. Ys encourage parents' visits at any time and solicit
their input and full involvement in ensuring the safety of all children
in Y programs.
Collectively, YMCAs are the country's largest
provider of child care and are committed to developing and operating
the highest-quality child care programs possible. YMCAs seek to
provide child care that supports and strengthens families and
nurtures the healthy, successful growth and development of each
Before choosing a program, look for the five essential
ingredients of quality child care:
- Positive and healthy relationships
- A spacious and appropriate environment
- Engaging and diverse activities
- Emphasis on safety and health
- A highly effective administration
Quality in all five areas of a child care program
leads to an experience for the children and their families that
is much more than the sum of its parts. While poor-quality programs
may threaten children's development, high-quality programs can
pay tremendous dividends - not just for the kids and their families,
but also for the larger community and the nation.
Your child's experience and the experiences of millions
of American children in child care every day can make the difference
in their emotional stability, their successful development and
their family's economic success.
YMCA Child Care provides programs to more
than 500,000 kids at more than 9,000 sites nationwide. These programs
help kids grow physically, mentally and spiritually, while emphasizing
and modeling character development values such as caring, honesty,
respect and responsibility.