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Infants

 

Children are welcome at the YMCA Early Learning Community beginning at 4 weeks of age. The earlier they can start with us the better! We are happy to help them develop a daily routine of feeding and napping. Parents are always welcome to visit throughout the day and we have a private area for nursing mothers to come at any time.

The YMCA Early Learning Community focuses on social and emotional development. Infants begin to develop these life skills through bonding with their parents and caregivers by being held, cuddled, sang to, talked to and fed. 

Our infant rooms are designed to provide children with the opportunity to develop both their social and emotional skills through bonding with their caregivers and independence through environmental exploration. The kiddos spend time on their tummies and in bouncers to build muscles and prepare for crawling and walking.

 

Toddlers

Toddlers are beginning to build language and independence. They want to look, feel, hear, smell and taste everything they see and we are here to encourage them! They learn through constant play and the modeling of appropriate behaviors.

Each class has the following centers and activities to provide kiddos with age appropriate toys and activities perfect for optimal growth and development.

Centers

  • Dramatic play

  • Block and construction play

  • Literacy and writing activities

  • Art experiences

  • Sand and water and other sensory play

  • Outdoor large motor activities

  • Science and nature/outdoor

  • Music and movement experiences

  • Math experiences

  • Small manipulative and games

  • Social studies experiences

 

Weekly Lesson Plans Include Each of the Following Objectives:

 

Objective 1

Activity: Care routines (Physical, social & emotional) (ex: washing hands, using plates, sharing, feelings, center rules etc.)

Developmental Skill(s): Health & physical development 

Goal: To provide children with the skills to perform routine tasks that support good health.

 

 

Objective 2

Activity: Circle Time/Discussions (theme of the week & core routine)

Developmental Skill(s): Social/emotional development

Goal: To provide children with the opportunity to develop their communication skills and social/emotional skills through organized and teacher lead communication.

 

Objective 3

Activity: Centers

Developmental Skill(s): Social interaction; self-expression; communication; creative expression

Goal: To allow children the opportunity to make choices, interact socially or explore individually and build skills in the following areas through play and exploration:

 

 

Objective 4

Activity: Large muscle room and/or outdoor playground

Developmental Skill(s): Health and physical development

Goal: To provide children with the opportunity to utilize their large muscle groups through playful exercise.

 

 

Objective 5

Activity: Art

Developmental Skill(s): Self-expression and creative expression

Goal: To provide children with the opportunity to express themselves through their own unique creativity.

 

 

Objective 6

Activity: Math

Developmental Skill(s): Cognitive/Intellectual development

Goal: To provide children with the information and materials needed to develop and enhance their mathematical skills and abilities. 

 

Objective 7

Activity: Science & Sensory

Developmental Skill(s): Cognitive/Intellectual development; approaches to learning

Goal: To provide children with the information and materials needed to develop and enhance their scientific curiosity and skills through a variety of approaches (including kinesthetic). 

 

Objective 8

Activity: Music

Developmental Skill(s): Creative expression; cognitive (mathematical) development; social development; language development; approaches to learning

Goal: To provide children with the opportunity to learn a variety of skills using auditory and kinesthetic senses.

 

Objective 9

Activity: Storytime

Developmental Skill(s): Language development and communication

Goal: To provide children with the opportunity to build their linguistic skills while also providing them with lessons in a diverse variety of social and emotional skills based on the stories read.

 

Early Preschool

 

Preschoolers are beginning to interact with their peers. We continue to focus on social and emotional development at a level that enhances their peer interactions. They are moving beyond expressing themselves and beginning to develop their critical thinking skills through imaginative play with friends. Whether organized group activities or independent free play, they are learning to communicate independently with little direction.

Each class has the following centers and activities to provide kiddos with age appropriate toys and activities perfect for optimal growth and development.

Centers

  • Dramatic play

  • Block and construction play

  • Literacy and writing activities

  • Art experiences

  • Sand and water and other sensory play

  • Outdoor large motor activities

  • Science and nature/outdoor

  • Music and movement experiences

  • Math experiences

  • Small manipulative and games

  • Social studies experiences

BB4C (4K)

 

The YMCA Early Learning Community partners with the Chippewa Falls School District for the BB4C (4K) program, to better prepare students for kindergarten.

The program focuses on school readiness.

Our 4k classes continue to build social and emotional skills along with academic skills, using the same curriculum and standards as the Chippewa Falls School District, which include the Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards (WMELS), Pyramid Model and PBIS (Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports). 

Each class has the following centers and activities to provide kiddos with age appropriate toys and activities perfect for optimal growth and development.

 

Centers

  • Dramatic play

  • Block and construction play

  • Literacy and writing activities

  • Art experiences

  • Sand and water and other sensory play

  • Outdoor large motor activities

  • Science and nature/outdoor

  • Music and movement experiences

  • Math experiences

  • Small manipulative and games

  • Social studies experiences

 

 

School Age

 

Our school age program focuses on recreation. The YMCA builds strong kids, strong families and strong communities by providing individuals with the tools to enhance their minds, bodies and spirits. We encourage kids to find balance, engage in activities with others and try new things.

 

 

Camp Chip-a-Y-a

Camp Chip-a-Y-a is a Day Camp Program which provides special experiences through a wide variety of activities.  They include Arts & Crafts, Cooking, Field Trips, Singing, Sports, Storytelling and Swimming.  We will expand your children’s interests through the unique worlds of Culture, Drama, Exercise, Music and Nature. 

 

LOCATION: Chippewa YMCA Early Learning Community

630 Miller St Chippewa Falls, WI 54729

HOURS: 6:00 am - 6:00 pm 

 

AGES: Explorers: 1st - 2nd Grade

        Hikers:  3rd - 7th Grade

COST: Rates Coming Soon

EXCEPTIONS:  Week Rates Coming Soon

10% discount to the oldest child enrolled in the YMCA Early Learning Community

 

Full time enrollment only

(must pay for  complete week)

 

MEALS & FOOD

BREAKFAST PROVIDED BY CAMP CHIP-A-Y-A

Breakfast will be available from 7:30 - 8:15 am daily.  Children should be here prior to 8:15 am to eat breakfast.

 

LUNCH TO BE PROVIDED BY PARENTS

Please pack in a lunch box, small cooler, or backpack.  Lunches will not be stored in a large cooler. 

 

PM SNACK WILL BE PROVIDED BY THE YMCA

2019 Camp Registration begin at 6 AM on Monday, March 11th