At the YMCA, we foster youth development early on. The benefits of enrolling your child in preschool have been well documented. Some of the nation’s top researchers who have spent their careers studying early childhood education have distilled their studies into one clear message: Kids who attend preschool programs are better prepared for kindergarten than kids who don’t. So if you are looking for a preschool in Florida that will prepare your children for the rigors of school, then the YMCA is the place for you and for them.
The YMCA preschool program is a place where young children grow, learn, develop, and excel. Your kids will learn a variety of new skills all while having fun and making new friends. Building social skills is a primary focus of our program. Children will learn social-emotional skills, including:
- Cooperating with others
- Managing strong feelings
- Focusing attention
- Persisting at challenging tasks
These skills are critical for long-term school and life success. Our preschool program also focuses on building each child’s capacity across academic subjects, such as:
- Language and literacy
- Healthy living
- Math skills
- Science exploration
- Dramatic play
Enrolling your child in preschool at the YMCA also means you can access any of the great supplemental programs we offer: preschool swimming lessons, preschool gymnastics, preschool dance, and Tiny Tots (basketball/soccer). Our programs also include breakfast, lunch (at participating locations) and a PM snack. Financial assistance is also available for applicants who qualify.
Prepare your children for their future at the YMCA preschool program. Schedule a tour and come to see our program for yourself. Send us a note using our online form or email/call any of our South Florida locations to get your tour scheduled today. See you there!