YMCA Wiley Child Development Center
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We recognize that all children progress through the same stages of development at their own rate. Our program gives us flexibility to accommodate these different rates through the use of learning centers.
- Curriculum-Based Learning Centers and Weekly Themes
- Circle Time
- Outdoor/Gym Activities
- Cooking and Science Projects
- Music and Movement
- Swimming and Water Fun
We serve all children ages 16 months through 5 years:
- Toddlers – 1:5 (16 months to 24 months)
- Twos – 1:8 (24 months to 36 months)
- Threes – Fives – 1:10
Food and Nutrition
Mealtime offers an opportunity for children to share experiences and form positive habits toward eating. Food brought from for lunch and two snacks must be labeled and given to the teacher for proper storage
Make an appointment with the Child Care or Preschool Director. Please bring a copy of the child’s current physical, shot record, and original birth certificate. Due to state licensing agreements, incomplete registrations cannot be processed.
Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) is the Y’s preferred method of payment for tuition. Fees are automatically withdrawn from your checking or savings account either weekly or monthly, per your request. Financial Assistance is available for those not able to pay the full amount; please ask about the Guardian program.
Child Care and Preschool are closed:
- New Year’s Day
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Thanksgiving Day and the day after
- Christmas Eve and Christmas day
- 3 in-service training days
The Center is licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Social Services. We have met, and continue to meet all local and state laws pertaining to child care. We strive to function at levels above and beyond the minimal requirements of the state.
Several staff members have degrees in early childhood or elementary education. Staff is continually trained and furthering education in the area of early childhood. All are required to complete 24 hours of training each year and are CPR certified. We have a warm, caring and friendly staff.
Rules are centered on character development and the YMCA’s core values of CARING, HONESTY, RESPECT and RESPONSIBILITY. Teachers use rules consistently to reinforce positive behavior.