Early Learning Programs

January 04, 2019


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Children learn best through play and an individualized curriculum in a child directed environment. Through hands-on exploration and inquiry, children foster an understanding of the world around them. Children need opportunities to explore and experiment, to question and guess, to fail and try again. At the Y, children are exposed to an environment where they can develop socially, emotionally, cognitively, physically, and linguistically. Each child is unique and our Early Learning Programs provide opportunities for children to express their individual traits and characteristics. 

Stay and Learn (ages 2-3) |Tuesday/Thursdays | 10:30 a.m. | $66 Members/ $77 Non Members
This introduction to a young preschool setting allows your child to explore areas that will enhance their fine motor, gross motor, sensory and cognitive development. Parent must be available for toliet needs. 

ALL (ages 3-5) | Monday, Wednesday, Friday | 9:15 a.m. | $66 Members/ $77 Nonmembers
Strengthen your preschool child's school readiness skills through Art, Language and Literacy.

You and Me Playtime (ages 0-6) | Fridays 10:30 a.m. | FREE Members/ $2 Non Members
Meet new friends while exploring a variety of equipment. Bring your child and come crawl, slide, climb, ride and socialize. This is a drop in class held in our Adventure Center. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

If you would like to learn more about our early learning programs, please contact Susie Wapniarski, Youth Development Director at 847.410.5297 or swapniarski@ymcachicago.org