Preschool

 

Early Learning Center

Enrolling Now for 2017-18 School Year!

At the Fry YMCA we regard each child as a unique individual to be understood, guided, encourage and valued. Our programs provide children the abilities to learn through play, and to confidently explore and build self esteem.

Philosophy

Fry YMCA Early Learning programs offer children the ability to learn through play and to confidently explore and build a positive self esteem. Children’s readiness for formal schooling is most effectively promoted by play experiences in which they feel the freedom to try out new ideas, practical skills and imitate adult roles. Children are encouraged to build social skills, that help build upon negotiation skills, conflict resolution skills and building friendships.

Goals

Curriculum

We are proud to implement the Creative Curriculum, which is fully aligned with State and National Early Learning Standards. The curriculum focuses on the interests of the children, which creates the study topics of our lesson. This curriculum also includes science, social studies and the arts to develop the whole child. Cooking, science experiments, exploratory art and learning with technology are some of the activities children will enjoy.

 

Register

Enrolling Now for 2017-18 School Year!

For more information or to arrange a tour, call 630.420.1489 or email frypreschool@ymcachicago.org

Join us for our Open House–Friday, August, 18, 5-7 p.m.

 

Programs

Professional and Caring Teachers

YMCA Early Learning teachers are professionally trained and DCFS certified, with continual professional development to ensure the best and most current practices in the classroom.

3-day and 5 –day options, half day and full day!

 

Fab 4s (ages 3-4)

Children are exposed to hands on learning, age apprproiate literacy and daily circle activities. Children will engage in explorative, child led learning that will develop fine and large motor skills as well as social and emotional skills. Children must be entering Kindergarten in the fall of 2019.

 

Fab 4s (ages 3-4)

Children are exposed to hands on learning, age apprproiate literacy and daily circle activities. Children will engage in explorative, child led learning that will develop fine and large motor skills as well as social and emotional skills. Children must be entering Kindergarten in the fall of 2019.

 

Pre-K(ages 4-5)

Curriculum is deisgned with an emphasis on specific school readiness skills, particularly literacy. Children will have many opportunites for individual development that allows for creative and engaging scholastic growth. Child must be entering Kindergarten in the fall of 2018.

 

Half Day Preschool (9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)

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Full Day Preschool (9 a.m.-2 p.m.)

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Extended-Day Preschool (7 a.m.-6 p.m.)

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For more information or to arrange a tour, call 630.420.1489 or email frypreschool@ymcachicago.org

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