INFANTS & TODDLERS

Learn, Grow, Thrive


The Creative Curriculum for Infants, Toddlers & Twos is a comprehensive curriculum that focuses on building relationships and providing responsive care.

The curriculum focuses on creating a responsive environment for the children, where they will be physically and emotionally stimulated with materials, sounds, and experiences. We carefully plan daily routines and experiences, focusing on personal growth and development, making sure they are individualized to each child. Children will participate in Creative Art, Large and Fine Motor Activities, Language and Talking Activities, Music and Movement, Social, Emotional and Cognitive Activities. The child’s own personal care is also individualized to their own needs. Another aspect of the Creative Curriculum focuses on guiding children’s behavior in a positive way.

Building relationships with the families is a very important part of a successful infant and toddler program. We offer Parent/Teacher Conferences at least two times a year and additional conferences can also be set up as needed. Lesson plans are posted in the classroom, along with a monthly calendar of classroom events. This is a great extension to the child’s learning and helps you and your child make the important connection between home and school.


BREAKFAST, LUNCH & SNACKS

Beginning in the fall 2016, all of our centers will provide breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack, following the USDA guidelines. The program is designed to ensure that children have access to the nutritious meals they need to grow, learn and play and to help ensure their bodies and minds are healthy and strong. Parents may opt out of the food program.

Download: YMCA Meal Schedule (Coming Soon)


INFANT CARE

AGES:  3-12 months

SCHEDULE:  Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

PRICING: $875 per month* ($437.50 paid on the 1st and 15th or each month)

* No YMCA Member discounts until child is over 12 months of age

To register in person, download, print and sign the registration forms and bring them to any of our Early Education Centers.

Download: Brochure  |  Registration Forms  |  Parent Handbook  |  Know Your Childcare Facility Brochure


TODDLER CARE (1-2)

AGES:  12 months - 2 years

SCHEDULE:  Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

YMCA MEMBER PRICING: $845 per month ($422.50 paid on the 1st and 15th or each month)

NON-MEMBER PRICING: $945 per month ($472.50 paid on the 1st and 15th or each month)

To register in person, download, print and sign the registration forms and bring them to any of our Early Education Centers.

Download: Brochure  |  Registration Forms  |  Parent Handbook  |  Know Your Childcare Facility Brochure


TODDLER CARE (2-3)

AGES:  2 years - 3 years

SCHEDULE:  Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

YMCA MEMBER PRICING: $750 per month ($375 paid on the 1st and 15th or each month)

NON-MEMBER PRICING: $850 per month ($425 paid on the 1st and 15th or each month)

To register in person, download, print and sign the registration forms and bring them to any of our Early Education Centers.

Download: Brochure  |  Registration Forms  |  Parent Handbook  |  Know Your Childcare Facility Brochure


IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • Registration Fee: $75.00
  • Annual Supply Fee: $75.00
  • Payment is due on the 1st and 15th on each month
  • Monday through Friday, snacks are included in the childcare tuition.  


Learn more about becoming a YMCA member on our Membership Page. Financial Assistance is available, please visit the Member Services Desk for more details.

Download: Early Education School Calendar (2017)


CONTACT US

For more information on YMCA Early Education or to schedule a tour of one our facilities, please contact:

GAYNOR EARLY LEARNING CENTER
Paul Conklin
Executive Director
239.963.3778
Email Childcare

NCEF EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT CENTER
Monica Taccone
Early Education Site Director
239.732.3750
Email Childcare