1500 Main Street
Springfield, MA 01105
Our YMCA Learning Centers offer high-quality early childhood education programs to children 4 weeks to 5 years. We offer families the unique opportunity to participate in many extracurricular activities not found in most traditional child care programs.
Realizing the importance of each step in a child’s learning experiences, our curriculum encourages physical, emotional, and cognitive growth. We believe in focusing on each child individually and tailoring our curriculum accordingly.
We are proud to be accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children for maintaining the highest professional standards in curriculum and teaching qualifications. This accreditation lets families know that children in our program are receiving the best care in early care experiences. This reinforces our mission of building strong kids, strong families, and strong communities beginning with our youngest children.
7:00 am to 5:30 pm
Monday – Friday
- Low staff-child ratios
- Small group size
- Warm caring staff-child relationships
- Associate and Bachelor Degree Teachers
- Raising A Reader Literature Program
- Music Class
*Extra-Curricular Activities include:
- Rasing A Reader- Reading Program
- Music Classes
- Field Trips
- Bright Nights
*Family Engagement Events include:
- Tea Party
- Gingerbread Houses
- Cultural Events
- Open Houses
- Moving Up Ceremony
- Thanksgiving Lunch
- Toddlers Concert
- Pie Tasting
New England Farm Workers Vouchers are accepted.
Limited scholarships are available for qualified families.
EFT and Credit Card billing is available.
Our curriculum is designed to promote and enrich early learning opportunities for all ages and abilities served. We utilize the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks and the Teaching Strategies/GOLD curriculum which are designed to focus on the individual needs and current interests of our children. The curriculum implements family home values, beliefs, experiences, and language. Our curriculum plans will be posted in all classrooms and represent the children’s current themes of interest and activities. Our developmentally appropriate curriculum provides endless opportunities for exploration, experimentation, and discovery to learn about the world around them – all while having fun at play!
Our curriculum also gives teachers the opportunity to observe children regularly to find out what is unique and special about each child’s development. This information is used for planning experiences that will enable every child to grow and flourish. Assessments will be conducted twice a year based on Teaching Strategies 38 developmental goals which touch on social-emotional, physical, cognitive, and language development.
Please call the program director for a tour and registration information.
Enrolled families receive a 50% discount on membership to the YMCA of Greater Springfield.
Licensed by the MA Department of Early Education & Care #8034768