The need for reliable childcare continues continues to be an ever present concern for working parents. In fact, a recent survey of parents revealed a stunning 84 percent declared finding care for their children to be either difficult or impossible. Parents state they want their children to be safe and properly cared for, but they also want them to have fun and be exposed to educational activities as well. —
Preschool programs and educational opportunities for infants and toddlers are proving to be necessities for preparing children for a future of success. With this in mind, the YMCA of Western Monmouth County is announcing an offering of childcare services, and they are doing everything possible to spread the word to area parents in need of these programs.
Ashley Yurcisin, spokesperson for the organization described the services they have to offer at the YMCA. “We are a family-oriented and community-minded organization. We see it as our mission to help keep our communities strong. We feel that by providing these services, we help children but we also are filling a need for the parents as well. This is why we offer a variety of classes and programs, in order to meet the needs of as many local families as possible.”
The center offers a Freehold New Jersey Childcare program for infants six weeks of age up to five-years old. This daycare also offers preschool and Pre-K classes, with children grouped together with others in their own age range. Each class is provided with enriching activities designed for their current stage of development.
There are also after-school programs for older children, summer day camps and swimming lessons for children of all ages. School aged children will also be provided with educational programs that are fun and exciting for all. The summer programs take advantage of the favorable weather to get children outside and teach them more about nature.
“Our facilities and programs are all state licensed and every class is run by a highly educated and experienced teacher or childcare provider,” Stated Yurcision. “As dedicated as we are to education, we are equally as dedicated to healthy lifestyles and safety. This is why we also incorporate lessons regarding nutrition and exercise into our curriculum. The children are taught safety skills and all of our staff are trained in CPR and first-aid.”
The YMCA is encouraging any parents who are struggling to find daycare that provides the services they need, to call them. Yurcision added, “Even if their daycare needs are met, we encourage parents to enroll their children in our summer camp or with us for swimming lessons. The children will have the opportunity to make new friends, learn new skills and stay active and healthy.”
About YMCA of Western Monmouth County
The Freehold YMCA has been operating in the area since 1894. The organization was designed to promote family values and a healthy lifestyle, something they still are dedicated to accomplishing today. Over the years they have seen extensive additions and renovations and are able to offer more activities for the community than ever before.
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