Learn & Play Centers are a free service with a family membership. Our program serves children ages 6 weeks through age 9 by providing a safe and nurturing environment to play in while parents utilize our facility. There is a 2 hour per visit time limit, and parents must stay in the facility.
With so many demands on today's families and the increased focus on early brain development, families need all the support they can get to nurture the potential of youth. That's why the Learn & Play Center at the Y focuses on holistically nurturing child development by providing a safe and healthy place to learn foundational skills, develop healthy, trusting relationships and build self-reliance through the Y values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.
Did you know that even when a child is playing they are learning? Our Learn & Play Center provides different areas where children can grow. They can be creative in our block/building area and learn to problem solve, or develop fine motor skills by coloring, drawing, using a chalk board. they can use their imagination in our dramatic play area. The gym and outdoor area provide great opportunities for gross motor development.
We also have a separate area for infants, where small children can move around and explore in a safe environment. All Y staff are screened with background checks and certified in Red Cross CPR, First Aid, AED, and Universal Precautions.