Are you ready?
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 9:27AM
“Where did the summer go?” is a comment often echoed as August comes to a close and the beginning of school is just around the corner.  Different feelings abound.  Sadness that summer is over.  Excitement that the first day of school is close.  Happiness to reunite with old friends.  It’s a time when families begin transitioning from a relaxed summer into the routine of school  and work.  For some, it’s your child’s first experience with school.  For others, it involves the search for before and after school programs to keep kids safe and engaged.  

Is this your child’s first time going to school?  Are you worried that it is a very long day for your child?  Not to worry!  With our YMCA Playing to Learn curriculum your child will have fun and won’t want to leave program. Children experience a sense of belonging building relationships with friends and educators. Their experiences are  shaped by the particular features of their school community. Children  have a number of daily opportunities to connect, participate, discover, learn and have fun. There are also opportunities to increase their level of physical activity through sport and play. 

Our before and after school programs are designed to foster creativity and encourage the development of both intellectual and physical well being for ages 4-12 years. Building self-esteem and experiencing success is important to children in this age group.  Find out more about this amazing Y program.


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