The Somerville YMCA Preschool program’s philosophy is to provide a safe, stimulating and reliable child care environment to foster self esteem, meet each child’s individual needs and promote the physical, intellectual and social/ emotional well-being of the Preschool age child.
AGE GROUPS OF CHILDREN
Each classroom maintains a staff/child ratio monitored and regulated by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. Preschool One – 2.9 years to 4 years Preschool Two – 3.9 years to 5 years The Somerville YMCA Preschool enrollment reflects the rich diversity of Somerville and the surrounding areas. Our multicultural atmosphere promotes a greater knowledge, understanding and acceptance of our local and world communities. Program includes: ♦ Swimming Lessons ♦ Backyard Outdoor Play Space ♦ Large Indoor Gym Space ♦ Computer in Each Classroom ♦ Curriculum Based Art Projects ♦ Social/Emotional Enrichment
STAFF & FAMILIES FAMILY INVOLVEMENT
Families are our partners in providing each child with individual educational and behavioral goals. We maintain open lines of communication with families. We invite families to participate frequently in Preschool events: ♦ Family Nights ♦ Family Trainings ♦ Volunteering for field trips and classroom activities ♦ Sharing of family’s cultures and traditions
Our early childhood educators will work with your child to support a successful transition into the Preschool program. At the Somerville YMCA Preschool, we understand these problems and help your child discover how much fun preschool can be!