The Child Care Program is a full time state licensed facility designed to meet the developmental needs of children 6 weeks to 12 years of age. With each program's schedule, each child has opportunities to grow creatively, socially, and academically, through hands on experiences. Children develop a positive self-concept through a balance of self directed activities and small group time. The staff is supportive, nurturing, and responsive to each child's individual needs. Parents are welcome to visit their children throughout the day if possible, and classroom volunteers are always welcome.
Brandy Reindel, Child Care Director
Tina Rudy, Assistant Director & Coordinator of Little School Programs
The Miami County YMCA Child Watch is provided as a service to YMCA members and class participants while in a class or using the YMCA. The Child Watch is not a state licensed childcare program; it is considered drop-in child care.
Our Infant Child Care Program is designed for children 6 weeks to 18 months. To best suit your infant’s needs we try to keep you child on your preferred set schedule. The lesson plans are created to promote each infants stage of development. As they become older infants we introduce them to several activities such as finger painting, coloring, water play, and other sensory activities. The center operates Monday-Friday from 6:30 am - 6:00 pm year round. It is required that you supply all diapers, wipes, formula, bottles, and food.
Our Toddler Program is designed for children 18 months to 3 years. The toddler room has a set routine that they follow everyday including small and large group activities. Lesson plans are completed weekly which, indoduce the children to letters, numbers, colors, shapes, and sensory activities while working on all areas of development. Another focus of the toddler room is gaining independence which encompasses toilet training, putting on shoes, socks, and coats etc. You are required to provide diapers and wipes.
Our preschool child care is designed to meet the needs of children who are 3 to 5 years old. The program has a scheduled routine that includes free play, small group time, circle time, swimming and gym. Children learn about letters, sounds, shapes, colors, writing, counting and other academic readiness skills along with socialization skills on a daily basis during hands on activities.
Enrollment in our school age programs is limited. Therefore, we encourage you not to delay, but act today. A $50 per child NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT will reserve a spot for your child for the upcoming school year. This deposit will then be applied entirely to your first week's fees in the fall. We ask that all participants be registered by August 1,due to bus routes needed to be turned into the Piqua City School Transportation Director.
Fall School Age Care begins on Monday of the first week of the Piqua City school schedule and ends with the Friday of the last week of the Piqua schedule. All programs include a mix of field trips, crafts, games, structured play, healthy snacks, swimming, gym, and free play.
School age programs include transportation to and from the Piqua Schools. When school is cancelled, delayed, early dismissal, and late arrivals we will be available from 6:30am - 6:00pm without any additional costs.
If a school age child is in our center all day, a sack lunch is required. The YMCA does not provide lunches for children.
Miami County YMCA Little School Philosophy
The Miami County YMCA Little School Program strives to offer children a warm and loving environment in which to grow mentally, physically, socially, and spiritually. We believe every child is a unique creation with special talents and capabilities, and as such, has immeasurable worth to him/herself and society. In an atmosphere of love, acceptance, and consistency; learning experiences will be provided that will help to stimulate the child's natural curiosity and desire to learn.
For all Little School Programs we ask that a nonrefundable deposit equal to the first month's payment be paid at the time of registration. At the same time you will be given an admissions packet, which needs to be turned in on or before the first day of school. Along with the admissions packet a medical statement needs to be completely filled out by your child's physician and returned no later than 30 days after the first day of attendance.
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