CHILD CARE PROGRAM
The YWCA Child Development Center is a comprehensive and holistic child care program that seeks to lay a firm foundation to help children develop to their highest potential. Our approach to reach our children is more than any other community organization offers. Licensed by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services to serve 51 children ages 2 months to 12 years, the program offers full-scale services that include an anti-bias curriculum, developmentally appropriate educational activities, three daily meals prepared on site and outdoor and indoor activities. The program operates all year round and is open Monday through Friday from 7:30AM to 6:00PM.
Focused on Nurturing (age 6 weeks to 18 months):
Children grow and develop in a warm, nurturing atmosphere that supports early development.
Focused on early development and learning (age 18 months to 2.9 years)
This component offers learning experiences based on child-centered interests, individual needs, and developmentally appropriate curriculum design. Children participate in activities that promote self- help skills, independence, positive social interaction, physical, cognitive and language development.
Focused on structure and learning (ages 2.9 years to 5 years)
This component includes structured learning to enhance school readiness. Enrichment activities including artist residencies, support and enhance the curriculum. Children participate in developmentally-appropriate, skill-building activities that foster learning such as music, mathematics, science, art, computers and language and physical development activities.
Academic help and physical activities for youth ( ages 6 yrs to 12 years)
More details to follow