Young Wonders aims to actively engage children and families in the mission of YWCA by providing all children the opportunity to learn from one another and take part in valuable academic and life experiences. As part of the program, Young Wonders offers developmental screenings, prevention education, gymnasium, nine acres of outdoor play space, secure entryways, diversity curriculum, music program, catered lunch, books to take home, Spanish translation, one-on-one tutoring, and so much more!
Early Learning Center (Ages 6 weeks to 5 years) - Young Wonders Early Learning Center offers full- or part-time care and education designed to nurture children's intellectual, social, and emotional development. Children learn through play activities and centers, using The Creative Curriculum®. We are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), licensed by Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), and have a Quality Rating Scale (QRS) Star Level 3.
Youth Development (Before and After School Child Care and Summer Camp, ages 5-12) Young Wonders offers child care for before and/or after school with the option for full-day care when schools are closed. Children have many fun choices including recreation and games, arts and crafts, reading, music, homework time, and "free time” to pursue their own interests in a safe and comfortable environment. Children develop and strengthen friendships and look to teaching staff as mentors. Free tutoring through our Smart Sprouts program is also available. During the summer, the curriculum is extended to include more in-depth activities, weekly field trips, swimming, guest speakers, and the opportunity to sign-up for music, theater, karate, and gardening instruction at no additional cost.
has NAEYC accreditation.
National Association for the Education of Young Children is the world's largest organization working on behalf of young children. NAEYC established a national, voluntary accreditation system to set professional standards for early childhood education programs and to help families identify high-quality programs. The NAEYC Accreditation Criteria address all aspects of an early childhood program, including interactions among teachers and children, curriculum, interactions among teachers and families, administration, staff qualifications and professional development, staffing patterns, physical environment, health and safety, nutrition and food service, and program evaluation.
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