Early Childhood Education

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Financial Assistance is available to those who qualify.

The philosophy of our Discovery Friends Early Childhood Education program is children learn by doing! Children, ages 2.5 to 5 years old, spend part of the day in group activities and part of the day involved in self-directed learning centers. Learning center activities may include:

  • Art
  • Science
  • Math
  • Dramatic Play
  • Reading
  • Writing

Language learning is a key element in the classroom and takes place through the use of songs, stories, finger plays, and poems. All children receive two nutritious snacks each day.

Swim Lessons

It is our mission to ensure that all children in our community learn to swim. This is why we provide swim lessons to all children in our Early Childhood Education program, which are taught by YMCA Certified Swim Instructors. This is something you can’t get from any other childcare program in the region!

Most Convenient Hours

We understand and empathize with how busy your life can be! That is why we offer convenient hours that accommodate most parent/guardian schedules. We operate from 6:30am to 6:00pm Monday through Friday. We are open during snow, in-service, and school vacation days! We are here for you and your child!

Our Partnership With Parents/Guardians

We believe the most important people in a child’s life are his/her parents or guardians. That is why we want to work with you to find what is best for your child. We have an Open Door/Open Communication policy to ensure that each child is being given exactly what he/she needs to excel and feel confident, secure, and loved. We are a team that wants only the best for your child.

For more information, current availability, or to add your child on a wait list for future enrollment, please email Beth Seger, Early Childhood Education Manager.