In this add-on enrichment, children are encouraged to be curious and explore their world. Learn more about our Part-Day Program: Children participate in activities such as swimming lessons, gym, music, the arts and more. We work diligently to make sure every child is getting the nutrition needed for their growth and development. Community Connections — We believe it is important to instill a feeling of belonging in every child. At this age, children attend gym and formal music class in addition to classroom activities. For more information on visits and the registration process, click here.
We partner with families to create goals for their child and update families on developmental milestones through conferences and Teaching Strategies GOLD assessment tools.
McGAW YMCA Children's Center
Learn more about our Part-Day Program: Daily schedules include visiting our large-motor spaces, going to enrichment classes, and learning through exploration. Part-Day Program Our Part-Day Program welcomes children into a preschool setting that prepares them for school success. Our community is full of rich and diverse opportunities to teach children the value of their neighborhood and of those who live in it. This allows us to provide a well-rounded early learning program for children prior to Kindergarten. Our Art Appreciation program for pre-kindergarten classes lets children discover sculpture, native beadwork, Chicago architecture, and renowned works from the Art Institute of Chicago. Our Part-Day Program welcomes children into a preschool setting that prepares them for school success.