515 North Street
White Plains, NY 10605
914 949 6227

Serving the greater Westchester  community.

Copyright 2005-2011 YWCA of White Plains and Central Westchester.


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The YWCA has offered a dynamic program of developmentally appropriate activities for preschoolers since 1966. For the two-year-old, there are two, three and five day morning programs. For the three, four and five year old, we offer morning and afternoon programming. All children participate in activities which support social interaction, emotional growth, physical development and creative expression.

Children’s Learning Center Office
Director (914) 949-6227 ......................ext 142
Educational Coordinator .....................ext 141

Fall 2011 - Spring 2012 Program Information

New Saturday Classes for Fall 2011
Small Talk
(18-36 mos.) A program designed to promote speech and language development for children and their parent / caregiver.
Handwriting without Tears (ages 4-5 years old)
This curriculum uses multi-sensory techniques and consistent habits for letter formation. Enrollment size limited.
See details in Program Information link above, or email
rheumann@ywcawpcw.org for more information.

Note: All program deposits are non-refundable. Tuition paid in advance for YWCA programs is not refundable.

Families and staff work together to ensure a strong and positive sense of self for each child. The staff creates a warm and nurturing environment where every child is valued as an individual. The emphasis on an anti-bias curriculum helps children explore similarities and differences, which broaden understanding and celebrate the richness of diversity. In addition to the general classroom experience, children may participate in special programs including music, science, recreational/instructional swim, and gymnastics. Child’s membership is required for nursery school program enrollment.

Early Drop-Off program is available at 7:00am or 8:00am
Late Pick-Up Available, Monday thru Friday, 3:00 - 3:45pm for 3 - 5 year olds
Late Pick-Up until 6:00pm is available for older 4’s and 5 year olds

Children’s Learning Center Part-Day / Extended Day Registration Procedures
Registration is for the entire year and is continuous until all spots are filled.  We currently have limited spaces in several nursery school and extended day classes. A non-refundable $500 deposit is required to register and secure a spot for your child. Balance of tuition is due in monthly or semester payments beginning in September. If you are planning on enrolling your child for the Fall, please call the Director at ext.142 to schedule a personal tour. You will visit the classrooms and learn about our programs, philosophy and goals for each child.

PARENT/CHILD CLASSES (Note: not all classes are offered each semester. Check current schedule or call the Children’s Learning Center Office for further information.)
A special series of classes designed specifically to support you and your child. Most classes have a social worker/group leader to provide resources and information, and guide discussions. Caregivers are also more than welcome since they play such an important part in your child's life. While adults network, children are engaged in play with teachers. Classes, which all include a snack and song time, are age specific to provide a program that is developmentally appropriate for your child.
  Class sizes limited.
  Child's membership required.
  Child's age as of Sept 1st.

Sample of our classes include:
> Little Explorers (12 - 24 mos. with adult)
Unique classes designed for the parent/caregiver and child to gradually separate from each other in a gentle, positive way.

> Twice the Fun (22 - 36 mos. with adult)
While your child interacts with the teacher, you also have an opportunity to connect with adults. Our early childhood classroom provides opportunities for structured, spontaneous play through crafts, dramatic play area, sensory activities, and more. This class will prepare you and your child for Nursery School and beyond.

CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES (Note: not all classes are offered each semester. Check current schedule or call the Children’s Learning Center Office for further information.)

Preschool Activity Classes
A time for children ages 3-5 to share a meal and specially designed activities with friends. Don't forget to pack lunch!

Tiny Tech Wizards
Children learn to use technology to solve problems and enhance early reading and writing skills. Led by certified Imagine Tomorrow teacher. Small class, individualized attention. Access to computers provided.

> Wonders of Science
Young children are naturally curious about the world around them. Here, the experience hand-on science activities and the world of nature.

> Talk N’ Drum
A cutting-edge new program designed to expose children to the rhythms and sounds of foreign languages through music.

> Musical Munchkins
A fun-filled program of music, instrument play, movement games and happy new friendships. Brochures are available at the YWCA, but not registration. Please call the Musical Munchkins office directly at 771-7000.

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