Preschool programs offer full-day child care for children ages six weeks through preschool. At the Y, we believe that growth and development are critical in a child’s earliest years. YMCA Child Development programs are committed to providing an environment where children feel safe and are encouraged to explore and learn. Our programs provide opportunities, experiences, and relationships to stimulate a young child’s physical, social, cognitive, and emotional development.
All of our YMCA Infant, Toddler, and Preschool programs use the Frog Street Curriculum. Frog Street is a high quality, child-centered, research-based curriculum. This comprehensive program, developed by leading child development experts, uses early learning best practices as well as the latest early brain research. Frog Street Pre-K has enriched language, literacy, and math for children ages 3–5.
The Treasure Valley Family Y believes that every child is of promise. Therefore, no one is denied Y services due to the inability to pay. For more information about our Financial Assistance program, please call 208 344 5502 ext 254.
About Y Staff
In addition to being licensed Child Care Professionals* and trained in CPR and First Aid, our teachers practice the Y’s four character values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility in everything they do. They also undergo over 35 hours of special training on Child Abuse Prevention and Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum.
*A Child Care License is issued by the City of Boise and the State of Idaho. The process includes an FBI fingerprint and background check.
We know there will be a learning curve for everyone as we head into the 2020–2021 school year, but we also know that we will grow and learn while having FUN at the Y! We’ve created a program model that we guarantee will be a safe and fun experience for every child. Here’s what you can expect:
YMCA staff have been trained in COVID-19 safety practices.
YMCA staff will clean and disinfect throughout the day focusing on high usage areas and surfaces.
YMCA Staff will wear face masks.
Children will be required to wear face masks while indoors and outside.
Children and YMCA staff will be screened prior to entering the center.
Children and YMCA staff who do not pass the YMCA Health Screening will be required to meet strict return to the program guidelines.
Children will be required to sanitize or wash their hands upon arrival.
To the extent possible, children will remain with the same YMCA staff member/group for the duration of the day.
Children will practice social distancing to the extent possible and within reason.
Children will have multiple handwashing opportunities throughout the day.
Children should bring their own reusable water bottle as drinking from shared water foundations will be prohibited.
The center will have engaging academic activities to help encourage learning and building skills.