Early Learning Programs
Infants & Ones
Our focus is the same as yours, emphasis is placed on learning how to crawl, walk, talk, play, share, and dance. Songs, books, discovery, and hands on crafts are integrated throughout the learning process.
Sharing, caring, respect, and responsibility are taught early on in the program to assist with lessons in potty training, letters, numbers, colors, and shapes.
With countless messy crafts, yoga, songs, dancing, and daily stories comes building skills in language, expression, shapes, math, science, counting, and art.
Singing, dancing, and game play are integrated into the curriculum while learning the calendar, shapes, letters, and numbers. Science experiments, food crafts, and stories all make the day fun and fly bye. – It is time to get ready for Kindergarten! Focus is placed on introducing students to the skills they will be using in Duneland Schools. Reading, writing, math, sight words, and learning to be independent are integrated daily.
The year before a child enters kindergarten is a crucial time in his/her life. Our pre-kindergarten program is designed to provide children with the foundation necessary for positive future learning. This program is designed for children who miss the cutoff date for entrance into kindergarten and are ready for a more academic classroom environment. Children will engage in Language Arts, Handwriting, Math Concepts, Science & Technology, Social Awareness (Social Studies/Geography), Music, Visual Arts, self-expression through journals, and large/small muscle development. Children will enjoy large motor activities in our gym take field trips, and explore the outdoors.
Half Day Preschool
Ages 3-5 years. Children will engage in age-appropriate activities that focus on the development of the whole child. Our classroom environment and curriculum will challenge your child to develop their cognitive, social/emotional, physical, Literacy, Mathematics, Science & Technology, Social Studies, and The Arts. Children will engage in large motor activities in our gym, take field trips, and explore the outdoors. Duneland Family YMCA Half-Day Preschool Program will encourage your child to reach their next developmental milestone.