Child Care Services

Philosophy:

The YWCA Child Development programs allow children, in a safe environment, the freedom of movement needed to experiment, to question, and to deal with their own intellectual curiosity in their own way, at their own pace. Our programs align the curriculum by the National Association for the Education of Young Children standards. Children have individual differences in interest, ability, and past experiences. Children have individual differences in interest, ability, and past experiences.

Carefully planned opportunities for observing, experimenting, talking, and listening will serve to widen horizons. Children will be encouraged to develop inquiring minds, sharpen their curiosity, and extend their awareness of people and events in the world through direct experiences that are relevant to their personal developmental stage. The program staff provide information, guidance, and the tools of learning; the child has both intentional teaching and set the pace and direction.

We incorporate into the Creative curriculum and encourage each child to identify with their own culture and to respect the diversity around them. The following are principles of great importance:

  • The understanding of one’s own strengths, challenges and preferences
  • The significance of a child’s self-confidence

We value parents and staff who support the integrity and acceptance of each individual. We promote open communication between home and school, a partnership in learning, and the idea that all children and adults continue to work and learn throughout their lives. Above all, the YWCA child care programs are committed to providing a safe, quality, loving and nurturing environment for children and parents.

Center operation hours:

Child development Centers are open Monday –Friday 6:30am – 6:00pm

Ages Served:

Child development Centers serve children ages 6 weeks – 5 years old

Meals:

A hot lunch in addition to breakfast and an afternoon snack are provided for all children.

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