At the Y, we provide infants and toddlers with a safe and nurturing environment filled with opportunities to grow and explore the world around them. Our engaging activities help children reach developmental milestones and prepares them for academic learning.
The program is designed to meet the needs of every child based on his or her own schedule. Infants nap, feed, play and cuddle when they’re ready. Music, singing, reading, finger playing and constant verbalization foster socialization and developmental skills. Facilities are equipped with cribs, swings, walkers, and age-appropriate toys and books.
We offer full and half-day licensed programs to children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. Preschool programs within the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington focus on all areas of development, including fine and gross motor skills, independent interaction in both small and large groups, as well as physical activities. All of the Y’s preschool programs offer quality care in a safe and supportive environment that fosters the emotional, physical, social and cognitive growth of each child. In addition, your child will develop skills to build character values, self-esteem and friendships, and kindergarten readiness. All programs are accredited or are in the process of becoming accredited.