With so many demands on today's families and the increased focus on early brain development, families need all the support they can get to nurture the potential of youth. That's why childcare at the Y focuses on holistically nurturing child development by providing a safe and healthy place to learn foundational skills, develop healthy, trusting relationships and build self-reliance through the Y values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.
Children are like sponges - they watch and absorb knowledge, skills and values from everything and everyone around them. At the Y, we believe the values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for quality of life and future success. Through the Y, babies develop trust and security, preschoolers learn about their world, and school-age kids make friends, learn new skills and do homework. Most importantly, children learn how to be their best selves. That makes for confident kids today, and contributing and engaged adults tomorrow.
When they're not with you, your kids can still be with people committed to their development and well-being.
I urge everyone to take advantage of the numerous opportunities that are available to us in our very own back yard. Kosciusko County residents are so very fortunate to have the YMCA and its many resources. Not only am I continuing to make positive lifestyle changes, I have met so many amazing people and continue to make new friends each time I visit.
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