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YMCA Preschool and Kindergarten Readiness programs provide a safe, wholesome environment in which children can learn to communicate, cooperate and care about each other. Our low staff-to-child ratios give your preschooler one-on-one interaction with teachers.
Preschool Care (Ages 2.9 and up) is available at:
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Our Y provides hundreds of families across the North Shore with high quality educational opportunities to give your child the best possible start towards elementary school. When your child takes part in our Preschool or Kindergarten Readiness program, they will have a solid foundation for a lifetime of learning.
Preschoolers use their curiosity and imagination to become creative thinkers. As active learners, they work on increasing the mastery of peer interaction and cooperative play. A positive self-image is developed as children begin to become proficient in the areas of cognitive and physical development. Learning Centers rich with materials enhance the curriculum themes encouraging children to use their innate sense of exploration as they further investigate their interests.
Our robust curriculum in our Kindergarten Readiness program prepares children to become independent learners and develop self-confidence for sharing in a classroom setting. Through curriculum themes based on the interests of older children we focus on the areas of pre-reading, math and science skill development. Children are immersed in social interactions with peers and adults, giving them the tools they need to succeed in and out of the school environment.
Our YMCA education programs also include age appropriate enrichment activities like swimming, gymnastics, sports, fitness, dance, music and outdoor play. We are committed to the physical well being of all our children and provide weekly activities based on age and developmental levels. All of these enrichment activities are included in the weekly tuition.