Preschool July

Child Care

LEARNING CENTER HOURS

MONDAY-FRIDAY

6:30am - 6:00pm

YMCA Learning Center 812-932-1415

YMCA WELCOME CENTER 812-932-1415

CHILDCARE

Adventures in Learning

Infants Ages 6 weeks - 1 year old.

Teachers strive to attain balance and harmony with your infant’s home schedule. This means that we work with families to establish the right eating and sleeping routines for your child.

For our infants and toddlers, a daily sheet is sent home to inform about eating, sleeping and toileting needs. Breastfeeding mothers are welcome to continue their feeding plan with their babies. Mothers can choose to feed in the classroom or the designated breastfeeding room.

Infants learn through active, hands-on play. Grabbing plastic rings, rolling on a soft blanket, making a toy squeak - what fun! Our infant classrooms allow crawlers to move around freely in a safe space, babies can reach and explore objects - a key to learning. Ratio: 1 adult: 4 infants. 

Toddlers Ages 1-3 Years Old.

At the YMCA Learning Center, toddlers watch and absorb knowledge, and skills from everything and everyone around them. They move, discover, and play in our toddler classrooms. We provide guidance as they develop their skills, gain independence, and master milestones. Most importantly, children learn how to be their best selves. Toddler classrooms maintain a ratio of 1 adult: 5 toddlers. Ratio for 30-36 Months - 1 adult: 7 toddlers.

Our child care staff are experienced, trained professionals chosen for their warmth, creativity, experience with children, and commitment to excellence.

 

Unlimited Potential

Indiana Level 4 Paths to Quality

The YMCA Learning Center is licensed to operate by the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration, Division of Family and Children. We are a Level 4 Paths to QUALITY™ rated center – the highest rating awarded by the state. We are also licensed for food service operations with documentation displayed in the kitchen by the Indiana State Board of Health and Child and Adult Care Food Program.

NAEYC

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Accreditation is a voluntary system by which programs measure themselves against a national set of standards. Accreditation has grown rapidly through the years. NAEYC Accreditation has been, and continues to be, the mark of quality in early childhood education.

Our center has been accredited by the NAEYC since February, 2001. We are the only NAEYC Accredited center in Ripley, Franklin, and Decatur County. Accredited centers have undergone a comprehensive process of internal self-study, invited external professional review to verify compliance with Criteria for High-Quality Early Childhood Programs, and been found to be in substantial compliance with the criteria.

other benefits

  • Open during most school breaks
  • Swimming weekly: Ages 4-5
  • Transport to other Y Youth Programs like swim lessons, gymnastics and ninja kids.

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