Early Learning Centers

Early Learning (6 Weeks - 5 Years)

At the YMCA, we provide knowledge, guidance and encouragement to help youth develop and realize their potential. At the YMCA, students develop essential school readiness skills through exploration, investigation, and of course, fun!

EARLY LEARNING PROGRAM INCLUDES:

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Snack
  • Swimming and other recreational activities at several locations

 

Daily Reporting

Each of our Y’s use Tadpoles, which is an online daily reporting system that is designed to work with the Creative Curriculum Gold. This allows our teachers to upload information, For more information contact your branch below.

Curriculum

Our Y’s implement a research based curriculum called "The Creative Curriculum" published by Teaching Strategies. This learning center based curriculum provides your child a developmentally appropriate classroom experience and a foundation on which to build and strengthen the skills needed to learn, think, reason and become decision makers. This curriculum also develops language and literacy skills by providing your child opportunities to be immersed in literacy activities such as storytelling, singing, rhyming words, finger plays, writing and reading aloud.

The Creative Curriculum aligns with the Florida Early Learning and Developmental Standards for Birth to Three and for VPK (Voluntary Prekindergarten) Four and Five Year Standards. The Florida Early Learning and Developmental Standards is "a comprehensive document containing age-appropriate information and reflections about how young children explore, create and think." These standards are organized into five domains or areas of development including the following: Physical Development, Approaches to Learning, Social and Emotional Development, Language and Communication, Cognitive Development and General Knowledge.

With opportunities for self-directed, as well as, group experiences, learning is supported by child friendly themes, based on the child's interests, to provide inspiration to explore and learn. The activities your child will explore are posted in your child's classroom.

 

Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK)

Our YMCA is a proud participant of Florida’s Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Program at our Venice YMCA location. To apply for a VPK certificate, contact the Early Learning Coalition in your county or visit www.vpkflorida.com Once you receive your certificate from the Coalition, bring it to the YMCA Early Learning Center to enroll.

 

HOW TO ENROLL:

Hours and pricing – Please contact Early Learning Director below to set up a tour and request pricing.

 

Sarasota County

Venice Early Learning Center
701 Center Rd, Venice, FL 34285
Ages: 6 Weeks – VPK
Hours of operation: Monday-Friday, 6:30am-6:00pm
Contact: Email Ecrouse@skyymca.org for more information
Phone Number: 941-375-9122

PGT – Early Learning Center
Ages: 6 Weeks – VPK
101 Triple Diamond RD, Venice, FL 34275
Hours of operation: Monday-Friday, 4:30am-6:00pm
Contact: Email Fsundin@skyymca.org for more information.
Phone Number: 941-480-0170

Charlotte County

Charlotte Harbor Early Learning Center
Ages: 6 Weeks – VPK
22416 Glass Lane, Charlotte Harbor, FL 33980
Hours of operation: Monday-Friday, 6:30am-6:00pm
Contact: Email DenitaB@veniceymca.org for more information.
Phone Number: 941-629-2220

 

 

 

 

Lee County

The Suwyn Early Learning Center @ Bonita Springs YMCA
Ages: 6 Weeks – VPK
27200 Kent Rd, Bonita Springs, FL 34135
Hours of operation: Monday-Friday, 6:30am-6:00pm
Contact: Email Mtaccone@skyymca.org for more information.
Phone Number: 239-221-7560