The YMCA Early Learning Center (ELC) at the Waukee Family YMCA emphasizes the social readiness of preschoolers. Our purpose is to provide an environment that will stimulate and nurture the development of young children by surrounding them with tools to help them understand the world around them.
Preschool Registration begins for current participants on January 14, 2019 and opens to the public on February 4, 2019.
At the Y, character development is a very important aspect of everything we do. our core values are caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. We will provide activities to enhance all of these values in the curriculum.
The YMCA's Early Learning Center is now offering a full-day preschool program for 3 and 4 year olds. The full day preschool program is open year-round, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for working parents and guardians. We provide a developmentally appropriate preschool curriculum which emphasizes learning through play. The program promotes the development of physical, cognitive, social and self-help skills.
The YMCA’s Early Learning Readiness Program provides a stimulating classroom environment for children and parents/caregivers for children 2-4 years old. Children play and learn while developing skills they will need to start school. Children are encouraged to learn through a variety of activities. Adults will learn more about how children develop and how they can encourage learning and skill building at home.