We work diligently to make sure every child is getting the nutrition needed for their growth and development. As part of our philosophy, we create an environment where children are encouraged to explore the world around them. Throughout the year, we incorporate dramatic play daily and invite performers to share stories through puppets, books, marionettes, and song. Children discover ideas through art, nature, culture, fieldtrips, and other hands-on experiences. Our staff members implement both teacher-developed and child-directed activities. Children participate in activities such as swimming lessons, gym, music, the arts and more. 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.
We offer a morning snack, hot catered lunch, and two afternoon snacks, following strict guidelines on all food selection, preparation, and documentation of meals.
McGAW YMCA Children's Center
This allows us to provide a well-rounded early learning program for children prior to Kindergarten. Our teachers are selected for their expertise, enthusiasm, and experience. Pre-Kindergarten 4-yrs-old by Sept. As part of our philosophy, we create an environment where children are encouraged to explore the world around them. Through our partnership with Northwestern University, we offer a music enrichment program that is designed to introduce basic music concepts to our preschool and pre-kindergarten classrooms. For more information on visits and the registration process, click here. To further nurture their physical development, swimming is added to their schedule twice a week.