BUILDING A FOUNDATION FOR LEARNING

Preschool programs provide students with the foundation of learning to prepare them for future success. Children engage in language arts, handwriting, math concepts, science, social and emotional awareness, music, visual arts, and large and small muscle development.

EARLY CHILDHOOD CREATIVE CURRICULUM
At the YMCA we use a proven approach to learning called Creative Curriculum. This approach informs the nurturing, learning and educational environment that our participating children experience. Our curriculum is an early childhood development approach rooted in educational philosophy, theory and practice. We focus on how children develop and learn, based on their individual interests, the learning environment and the role of a teacher.

The curriculum has 38 research based learning objectives that are organized into 10 areas of development and learning.

  • Social-Emotional
  • Physical
  • Language
  • Cognitive
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Science & Technology
  • Social Studies
  • The Arts
  • English Language Acquisition

For more information please contact Melanie Hoffman, Childcare Director | 219.464.9543 ext 7 | mhoffman@valpoymca.org.​

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