Chippewa Falls Center 

630 Miller Street, Chippewa Falls WI, 54729 | 715.723.5135

The YMCA Early Learning Community is designed to offer well supervised, safe, quality and positive care for your children during the times you cannot be there yourself.  Our program is set up to accommodate both working and non-working parents and offer children an opportunity to grow and develop in an enriching, multi-choice, encouraging as well as pressure-free environment.  Our programs are designed to promote creativity and build self-esteem while developing each child’s full potential. We hope your child’s enrollment with us will mark the beginning of a wonderful experience in your child’s early years.  Our programs provide a place for children to become independent and to feel loved.  We hope to provide a supplement to your child’s family life by encouraging growth in spirit, mind, and body.

Philosophy

  • The children are exposed to a variety of activities; projects and role modeling that reinforce positive values.  The YMCA focuses on character development that emphasizes the YMCA core values of: Caring, Respect, Responsibility, and Honesty.
  • Young children need years of play with real objects and events before they are ready to understand the meaning of symbols such as letters and numbers or before they are ready to handle situations completely independently. 
  • Learning takes place as children touch, manipulate, and experiment with things and interact with people.  Our curriculum focuses on the process of learning rather than the product.
  • Our programs include activities that will enhance social, cognitive, language, and physical development.  Activities are planned to encourage children to explore, experiment, discover, learn, create, and increase self-understanding, as they acquire and develop these skills.

Curriculum/Program Activities

YMCA program activities/lesson plans will provide each Infant, Toddler, Preschool, BB4C, and School-Age child with experiences to encourage several areas of development, including large/small motor, creative, social, intellectual, and cognitive opportunities.

  • Self Esteem and Positive Self-Image Development
  • Social Interaction
  • Self-Expression and Communication
  • Intellectual Growth
  • Creative Expression
  • Large/Small Muscle Development

Thank you for your assistance in discussing these expectations with your child and in helping to provide a safe and fun environment for everyone.