YMCA Guided Discovery Preschool programs offer part-time preschool for preschool-age children. 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. The YMCA collaborates with the West Ada and Caldwell School Districts to offer a collaboration preschool. This preschool model allows for a diverse group of children from all backgrounds and abilities to grow and develop in an inclusive environment.
Our Nampa and Caldwell Preschool Collaboration locations are in partnership with United Way of Treasure Valley.
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.
We are strongly recommending that staff and members wear masks in YMCA facilities and programs regardless of vaccination status.
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.
Additional mask requirements and quarantine policies apply and may vary by location. Please contact your Child Development site for more information.
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.
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We advance our cause by building a stronger and more equitable community where everyone has the opportunity to learn, grow, thrive, and reach their full potential with dignity.
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