ALLEGHANY HIGHLANDS YMCA

About Y Early Learning

About Y Early Learning
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Alleghany Highlands YMCA Early Learning Programs are VSQI rated. Click on logo for information about VSQI.

ALLEGHANY HIGHLANDS YMCA
LEARNING CENTERS
Est. 1993
Child Development Programs
Serving 6 weeks – 12 years of age

Infant/Toddler Programs

The more we learn about care in the first year of life, the more we realize how important it is that infants experience nurturing care and a gentle touch.

Our experienced staff are dedicated to meeting the needs of your child in a safe, nurturing & learning environment. Our program recognizes the importance of early stages of development with special emphasis on social, emotional and physical growth.

Early Child Development

At the YMCA we view youth as assets to our community – with strengths, leadership and skills. All young people, regardless of ethnicity, gender, economic, geographic or religious background, face choices that can positively or negatively influence their futures. Through programs that give youth opportunities to gain leadership skills, core values and an ethic of service, the YMCA helps young people make wise and healthy choices. Under the guidance of caring adults, youth learn fair play and positive communication and develop a spirit of cooperation – all skills that are needed to succeed.

At the YMCA Early Child Development Programs, children embark on a voyage of learning. We utilize creative, research-based curriculums that include an appreciation for language and literature, listening, speaking, reading, and writing by using a variety of strategies. Children focus on values and lessons that include interaction with others and problem solving skills.

School-Age Programs

At the YMCA we view youth as assets to our community – with strengths, leadership and skills. All young people, regardless of ethnicity, gender, economic, geographic or religious background, face choices that can positively or negatively influence their futures. Through programs that give youth opportunities to gain leadership skills, core values and an ethic of service, the YMCA helps young people make wise and healthy choices. Under the guidance of caring adults, youth learn fair play and positive communication and develop a spirit of cooperation – all skills that are needed to succeed.

Children are involved in a variety of learning centers in addition to program components which include recreation, health enhancement, arts and humanities programs, science and technology, nutritional snacks, service learning, character development, and homework assistance. YMCA After School ensures children are given a unique mix of activities that focus on developmental assets, the building blocks that teach children how to make positive decisions. Children can also receive care on school holidays and in-service days.

While in a YMCA Child Care program, children participate in a balanced program of open play and structured activities while being supervised by well-trained and caring staff. Children are involved in a variety of enrichment activities that include recreation, health enhancement, arts and humanities programs, service learning, character development and even homework assistance.

Download our Early Learning Program Brochure 2016!

Alleghany Highlands YMCA

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