Kindergarten Academy is a full-time Kindergarten program at the Oscar Lasko YMCA and Childcare Center in downtown West Chester helps your child develop their social, academic and emotional skills, while ensuring they are prepared for first grade. Children must be four years and seven months old by August to enroll.
Why Kindergarten at the YMCA?
The academic, state-licensed kindergarten at the YMCA prepares your child for success. In addition to learning all subjects including language arts, writing, math, science and social studies, YMCA kindergarteners receive Spanish language instruction, as well as extracurricular activities such as:
- Field trips, including local walking field trips
- Weekly gymnastics instruction
- Weekly swimming lessons
- Weekly lessons in technology, art, music and library
– all included in the cost of tuition. Additionally, the YMCA ensures your child gets to and from all of these lessons and activities safely, eliminating the need for you to be shuttling them.
For your convenience, before and after care from 7:00 am to 6:30 pm is also included with tuition.
Leading educational curricula from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Scholastic and Handwriting Without Tears are used to help kindergarteners at the Y achieve academic success. Y kindergarteners have been shown to read at or above grade level, improve benchmark testing scores and many learn at the first grade or advanced first-grade curriculum level.
For more information about our program, please reach out to our Advanced Director of Youth Programs, Carrie Kefford.