Preschool 

 

We strive to provide quality early childhood education in a caring, safe, positive, structured environment that emphasizes on the building blocks needed to promote healthy child development. The Y embodies the values, policies, and practices that support the right of every infant, toddler, preschooler, kindergarten, school age child and their family, regardless of ability, to participate in a broad range of activities and contexts as full members of families, communities and society. The desired results of inclusive experiences for children with and without disabilities and their families include a sense of belonging and membership, positive social relationships and friendships, and development and learning to reach their full potential.

 

Preschool Curriculum Statement

 

Supported by an understanding of children’s learning styles, interests, and PA Early Learning Standards, our curriculum is designed to provide activities that enhance cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development. Therefore,  contributing to a child’s success in school and throughout life.  The curriculum follows Creative Curriculum and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) supporting growth and development of youth in seven key learning areas:  Literacy, Science, Math/Problem Solving, Arts, Social Competence, Fitness/Nutrition, and Technology.  This curriculum support a unique learning environment that stimulates a child’s curiosity while reinforcing essential academic standards.

 

Programs

 

Infants                    Ages 6 weeks -12 months

                               Ratios:  1/4

 

Toddlers                 Ages 12 - 36 months

                              Ratios:  Toddler 1:  1/5

                              Ratios:  Toddler 2:  1/6

 

Preschoolers          Ages 3 - 5

                              Ratios:   1/10

 

AVAILABLE AT THE FOLLOWING GREATER VALLEY YMCA LOCATIONS

Click the links below to visit the location page / download the Registration Packet

 

Allentown Branch - Registration Packet

Bethlehem Branch - Registration Packet 

Forks Education Center - Registration Packet

Join the Y

 

Households across out community have different needs so we offer a variety of membership types. Each of our location offers many different programs, schedules, and classes therefore offering and fees may vary by branch.

 

Please select a branch near you for more information

 

Greater Valley YMCA Membership Handbook

Financial Assistance

 

Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. At The Y, no child, family or adult is turned away due to an inability to pay.

 

Financial assistance awards are assessed on a case by case basis during a one-on-one, confidential session with a staff member. Those interested in applying for our financial assistance program are encouraged to download this form, or stop in to any of our branches to learn more and pick up an application.

Program Registration

 

To register for member and non-member programs, please use our secure Online Registration.

Our Mission  |  To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.