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3 reasons why you should choose the YMCA for childcare
The YMCA of Greater Brandywine is the largest licensed provider of childcare in Chester County. So, what makes the Y’s childcare programs so great?
Here are the top 3 reasons:
The programs are led by degreed teachers who complete an additional 20 hours of training annually and provide children with hands-on learning experiences through a comprehensive, researchbased curriculum known as Creative Curriculum, which focuses on exploration and discovery as a way of learning.
Additionally, the programs participate in the Keystone STARS program, which promotes high-quality standards in early learning and schoolage programs.
There is something for everyone at the Y, and that is true for the childcare programs as well. Whether you are looking for STEM or STEAM programs, Montessori, preschool, kindergarten or before- and after-school care, the Y has it.
And, because of the Y’s facilities and offerings, many of the programs also include swim lessons, gymnastics, music and more.
In addition, classes available at the Y, such as dance and karate, can be added on to your child’s day, with YMCA staff ensuring each child moves safely from one activity to the next.
The Y’s childcare and early learning program rates are among the most affordable in Chester County, and YMCA members get discounted rates.
Additionally, as a nonprofit organization, the YMCA of Greater Brandywine offers financial assistance to those unable to pay the standard fees.
The YMCA offers many childcare and early learning programs for children ages 6 weeks old to 6 years, including Montessori preschool, STEAM/STEM programs and instruction and a fully licensed private kindergarten program in addition to school-aged childcare. Learn more at ymcagbw.org.