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Children's Learning Center

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Early Care Programs
(914) 949-6227 x133 or x142
Our Philosophy
Our educational philosophy is based on our knowledge of how children develop and learn. We strive to create safe, nurturing, child-centered environments that are age-appropriate for children eight weeks to five years old. We are concerned with all aspects of a child’s development – emotional, social, physical, cognitive, creative and aesthetic. In addition, our classrooms foster an environment that encourages familiarity with, and respect for all cultures.
We offer age appropriate lessons based on The Creative Curriculum® that build on early literacy, math and science competencies. In our classes, children are inspired through music, art, movement, literature, educational resources and materials. In addition to what is regularly incorporated by our teaching staff into the daily curriculum, the following activities* are offered:
  • Music
  • Handwriting without Tears
  • Spanish Language Instruction
  • Nature of Things (Science and Animal education program)
  • Science specials
  • Gymnastics
  • Aquatics (fee extra)
  • Soccer
*Note: Activities are subject to change during the course of the year.
We consider the developmental levels of children in our planning of curriculums and classroom environments. Our staff works to create classroom communities where children learn how to get along with others and solve problems peacefully.
At the end of the final preschool year, children are ready for their next academic career and the road to Kindergarten whether at the YWCA, or other private or public elementary schools.
Fees: The fee schedule is based on the age of the child. Annual child membership is required. All program deposits are non-refundable. Tuition paid in advance for YWCA programs is not refundable.
Application Form:  Complete and submit this form to the Children's Learning Center Office.
Visit the Center:  For more information and a tour of the center, contact the Children’s Learning Center Office at (914) 949-6227 x112 or the Program Director at ext 142.
Full Day Child Care Center: The Full Day Program of the Children’s Learning Center offers early care and education for infants through preschoolers from 8:00am – 6:00pm. Early morning drop-off is available at 7:30 am for an additional daily fee.

Part Day / Extended Day Program: The Part Day / Extended Day Program of the Children’s Learning Center offers early education for children ages two through five. Morning classes, with extended afternoon sessions, early morning and late pick-up options are available.