Early childhood education programs assist in giving children the special attention they need to be successful in their future. The YMCA is excited to offer pre-school programming that places an emphasis on implementing activities that relate to the early learning standards as they are outlined on the Department of Education website.
A child’s brain develops more quickly from birth to five than it ever will again. 90% of brain development occurs before the age of 5. This stage in your child’s life is critical in his/her development as he/she will learn a tremendous amount of skills and learn new information that is needed to be a success throughout the rest of his/ her life. The early years in a child’s life are the best opportunities for a child’s brain to develop the connections they need to be healthy, capable, successful adults. These connections help children begin to understand important life-skills such as motivation, self-regulation, problem-solving, and communication skills.