Jerry L. Garver YMCA
Jerry L. Garver YMCA
(5 Star Step Up to Quality Rated) AGES 3–5
Please contact our preschool coordinator at Jerry L. Garver YMCA Preschool to schedule a tour and receive more information about the program and the enrollment process. Our program offers an Ohio Department of Education (ODE) grant as well as scholarship opportunities. For questions please contact our Area Child Care Director, Kathryn Bowman; email@example.com
Options for 3-5 yr olds (fully potty trained)
Credit card or Debit card will be required for weekly tuition.
An ODE Pre-Kindergarten program for 4-5 yr olds (fully potty trained)
*For the ODE Pre-Kindergarten option must meet age and income requirements
Now’s the time to give your child the jumpstart he or she needs to prepare for kindergarten.
Your kids are discovering all kinds of exciting worlds. At YMCA Preschool, we carefully design every activity to expand their imaginations and encourage lifelong, positive values. We follow The nationally recognized Creative Curriculum® and focus on kindergarten readiness skills.
Our curriculum meets Ohio’s Step Up To Quality requirements Initiative and is aligned with the Ohio Department of Education’s Early Learning Content Standards.
The Jerry L. Garver YMCA Preschool believes children grow individually through active learning. This philosophy is evident in our environment, teachers, and curriculum.
The environment is inviting for children to make choices and explore new ideas. Activity centers for skill based learning are seen evident in all classrooms. The environment represents the children’s interests. Their creativity, pictures and words are valued and displayed throughout the classroom. This also offers them the opportunity to reflect on their experiences and findings.
Our teachers interact with the children and act as a role model by facilitating positive problem solving skills. Teachers plan and provide a variety of activities each day to promote individual growth in the following areas of development: social/emotional, cognitive/intellectual and physical. The teacher makes observations of the group and also individually in their interactions with them. These observations assist teachers with weekly curriculum planning as well as individual assessments.
Well-trained and experienced staff are a critical element in high quality child care programs. The YMCA employs Directors with degrees in Early Childhood Education or a related field and several years of experience in childcare administration to provide leadership in program operation and development. Each classroom features a Lead Teachers with a degree in Early Childhood Education/Education or a related field, experience and extensive in-service training hours in topics relating to Child Development. All teachers participate in continued professional growth through education workshops and conferences. There are always staff members on-site trained in First Aid, CPR, Communicable Disease and Child Abuse Prevention and Recognition.
Ohio’s Star Rating System for licensed early childhood programs. Star-rated programs have low staff-to-child ratios, highly trained staff, early education programming and a commitment to continuous improvement.
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