YMCA Child Care
Our YMCA Preschool offers a variety of age appropriate activities that focus on character development. Activities are planned to provide the right balance of learning, enjoyment and readiness to enter kindergarten. Through independent exploration, structured activities and hands-on learning, children will work on early literacy, math, science and social studies concepts. A healthy dose of running, jumping and dancing keeps them active.
We have a long history of providing excellent Preschool and Before & After School Child Care Programs throughout Contra Costa County. As part of the Y organization, which is the largest provider of child care services in the United States, we have access to the best practices in the field of early childhood education. All YMCA sites are licensed by the State of California, and the health and safety of each child is of highest priority. In addition to providing a safe environment for your child while you work, we also include the following elements into our curriculum:
Character Development: Caring , Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility are the core values upon which all YMCA activities are based.
Health and Well-being: Activities involve exercise and constructive play. Healthy snacks are provided as we continually reinforce the importance of good eating habits.
Homework Support: We have a strong commitment to helping your child complete homework by providing time, space, and support.
Literature and Literacy: Our program gets children excited about reading , encourages self-expression, and enhances critical thinking.
Arts and Humanities: Cultural arts play an all-important role in child development. Creativity is encouraged through drama, music, and the arts.
Science and Technology: Age appropriate science activities inspire and assist in the development of problem-solving skills, helping children relate to the everyday world around them.
Socialization: The development of good social skills is critical to a child’s successful path to adulthood. Proper social behavior, conflict resolution, and solid self-esteem are just a few of the many attributes our program strives to instill.
Service Learning: We teach leadership and the importance of caring and respecting others.