Registration is now open for the Rye YMCA’s new Early Learning Center, which will offer
full-day licensed child care for ages 18 months through five years starting this fall. Families who register by August 25th will receive a $1,000 voucher that can be applied to other Rye Y programs or memberships.
The Y has renovated the first floor of its 21 Locust Avenue facility to create separate classrooms for toddlers, preschoolers, and pre-K age children. Using the highly-regarded “Creative Curriculum”, and drawing on their own professional experience, the Rye Y’s child care team will engage children in hands-on learning and exploration.
At the Early Learning Center, children will develop foundational skills, self-reliance and healthy relationships. They will also enjoy indoor and outdoor recreation, arts and crafts, games, sports, story time, STEM activities, healthy snacks and more.
“Providing families with safe, affordable and nurturing child care is central to the Y’s mission,” stated Kathy Lynam, senior director for family, camp and child care. “When children are thriving and parents can go to work knowing their kids are well cared for, our whole community benefits.”
The new program will join the Y’s existing child care offerings, including After School Adventures, Pre-School Enrichment, and summer camp. As with all Y programs, no one will be turned away due to an inability to pay. Thanks to individual donors, foundations, and local businesses, program subsidies are available for those in need through the Y Cares Financial Assistance Program.
For more information about the Rye Y’s child care programs contact Kathy Lynam at firstname.lastname@example.org.