EARLY EDUCATION CENTER AGE 6 WEEKS - 6 YEARS
Child Care Center
The Stevens Point Area YMCA Early Education Center provides a safe, nurturing environment where your child will learn, grown and thrive. Our program is designed to encourage children to develop a love of learning. We offer high-quality care for children ages 6 weeks to 6 years old. Through the use of guided self-discovery and experiential learning, teachers focus on providing children with enriching experiences to facilitate social, emotional, cognitive and physical growth and development at the most critical time of a child's development, which is from 0 to 5 years old.
The hours of operation are 6:30 AM - 5:30 PM, Monday-Friday.
The Stevens Point Area YMCA Early Education Center offers full-time programming year-round for children ages 6 weeks to 6 years. The YMCA's Early Education Center is licensed by the State of Wisconsin. Our children build skills, knowledge, and abilities through hands-on experiences. In partnership with parents, we set individualized goals and monitor multiple domains of development throughout the year.
The YMCA is a non-profit charitable organization with a state-licensed tax-deductible child care. Financial assistance is available to those who qualify through the Wisconsin Shares Program, our YMCA Annual Campaign and United Way of Portage County funding.
4-Year Old Kindergarten
Getting ready for kindergarten! Our state-licensed 4-year-old kindergarten program, free to children in the Stevens Point Area School District, focuses on positive socialization skills and preparing for success in kindergarten. Our 4K readiness program offers age-appropriate activities that help children develop academically, grow socially, master skills, make friends and become comfortable in a classroom setting. All the traditional preschool necessities are covered, with a focus on building strong character and preparation for kindergarten.
Preschool (2.5 - 4 years old)
The YMCA takes its role of providing a comprehensive developmental preschool program serious. We strongly believe that preschool should be family-centered to the greatest extent possible. Each class level provides social and educational experiences for children to gain confidence in the world around them and enhance their self-esteem.
*Must be potty trained.*