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Early Learning – Offered at Cross Lanes YMCA Child Development Center

Nursery (6 weeks – 12 months)
We believe that learning takes place at the very beginning of life and begins with creating a calm, loving, positive, nurturing and safe environment for the child. Our nursery sets the foundation of a lifetime of learning. Our babies are cared for by friendly, enthusiastic, and responsive caregivers. Their daily needs are addressed with smiles and frequent eye contact that will help them learn to trust others while away from their families. We utilize primary caregiving to promote loving interaction between baby and caregiver during diaper changes, feedings, rest time, and playtime. Babies are talked to about what they are seeing and experiencing therefore fostering their language development. Songs are frequently sung and soothing music is played during naps. Our caregivers also begin to introduce basic American Sign Language to the babies which will prepare them for the next class. Activities are regularly offered to help reach early developmental milestones and are tailored to each baby’s individual needs.

  • Ratio: 1:4
  • Tuition: $190/week
  • $45 registration fee (non-refundable)
  • Multi-Child Discount Available

Waddlers (1-year-old)
In our Waddler classroom, young toddlers are introduced to a class routine while still providing a calm, loving, positive, nurturing and safe environment for the child. The routine is flexible and is adjusted to meet the individual needs of the toddlers. They begin to eat, sleep, and play at the same time. This schedule allows predictability and a feeling of security among the toddlers. Our Waddler teachers focus on fine motor skills, gross motor skills, social skills, language development, and also begin to introduce colors, numbers, shapes, and letters. Basic American Sign Language is used on a regular basis to open up the lines of communication between the toddlers and caregivers and the toddlers and peers. American Sign Language is a wonderful tool for toddlers; used to express their needs and feelings while still developing a vocabulary of their own.

  • Ratio: 1:4
  • Tuition: $190/week
  • $45 registration fee (non-refundable)
  • Multi-Child Discount Available

Toddlers (2 years old)
The second year of life is an exciting time of rapid growth and development. Toddlers begin to recognize appropriate and inappropriate behaviors, explore independence and will experience huge thinking, learning, social, and emotional changes that will help them to explore their new world. Some of life’s biggest challenges face children at this time: how to be safe, how to get what they want without taking from others, and how to express themselves. Toddlers are encouraged to try to use their words to express their needs and feelings. Children at this age are capable of demonstrating many skills and we support the abilities of each individual child. For example, two-year-olds are beginning to follow two or three step directions, sort objects by shape and color, imitate the actions of adults and playmates, and express a wide range of emotions. Through play, exploration, and observation toddlers learn how the world works, by observing and interacting with objects around them. Our toddler teachers will be consistently trying to reinforce and develop these skills in a developmentally appropriate and nurturing learning environment.

  • Ratio: 1:7
  • Tuition: $175/week
  • $45 registration fee (non-refundable)
  • Multi-Child Discount Available

Little Learners (2 years old – 3 years old)
The Little Learner classroom is designed to prepare our children for our Preschool classroom. Our focus is to promote independence through child centered and teacher directed activities throughout the day. Self-help skills such as eating skills, tooth brushing, potty training, hand washing, and independently cleaning up are among the skills taught in this room. The Little Learner classroom introduces students to circle time activities including calendar, weather, counting, story time, and songs. The age appropriate activities in this classroom promote taking turns, cooperating, sharing, and expressing feelings in appropriate manner.

  • Ratio: 1:10
  • Tuition:
    • $175/week – 2 years old
    • $170/week – 3 years old
  • $45 registration fee (non-refundable)
  • Multi-Child Discount Available

Preschool (3 years old – 4 years old)
A child’s feeling of independence and social interaction with others, as well as, developing the necessary skills for Pre-K is what the Preschool classroom is all about. Our Preschool classroom revolves around the children learning to help themselves and getting along with others. We know that children learn by doing and the teachers are their facilitators and guides. Our Preschool teachers work hard to prepare a learning environment that provides stimulating, challenging materials and activities for the children. During the course of the day, children are encouraged to make choices for themselves, cooperate with others as well as listen and follow directions. Classroom teachers lead the children in small and large group activities, such as movement, read-a-loud stories, circle time and art activities. The children are encouraged to make friends, share and communicate with their classmates. The children are also encouraged to use the restroom on their own, although assistance is given if necessary.

  • Ratio: 1:10
  • Tuition: $170/week
  • $45 registration fee (non-refundable)
  • Multi-Child Discount Available

The Early Learning programs listed above are offered at the Cross Lanes YMCA Child Development Center.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
The YMCA accepts subsidy services through Connect and Link Child Care Resource and Referral. We also offer a YMCA Scholarship Program for families that do not qualify for these services but may still need assistance. Please see the Director for additional information.

Pre-K – Offered at Cross Lanes YMCA Child Development Center

Kanawha County School Pre-K (4 years old – 5 years old)
Cross Lanes YMCA Child Development Center is pleased to offer two WV Pre-K classrooms in collaboration with Kanawha County Schools. The Pre-K program provides quality education for eligible 4 and 5-year-old along with family services. To qualify, children must turn 4 years old by June 30th. Each classroom has a highly trained and certified lead teacher and assistant teacher. Teachers work to promote Developmentally Appropriate Practices utilizing the framework of West Virginia Early Learning Standards Framework (ELSFS), Creative Curriculum, Growing Up Wild, and PATHS. Classroom focus is on the domains set forth by the ELSFS which are: Social and Emotional, the Arts, Physical Health and Development, Language and Literacy, Mathematics and Science. Emphasis is placed on improving student-teacher interaction with the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) and PSTEPS. Our Pre-K program provides many activities that build important foundations for socializing with other children, as well as, developing the necessary skills for kindergarten.

For more information or to fill out an application please visit the Kanawha County Schools Pre-K website here.

Tuition: Free

Extended Care 
Our Pre-K Extended Care program is available for families that need care for their child outside of the regular Pre-K hours of operation. Our Extended Care teachers are an important part of our Pre-K team. Our Pre-K teams works together to ensure consistency in the care and education of our Pre-K students. Pre-K Extended Care is available to any child enrolled in a Kanawha County Pre-K classroom. Transportation is provided from Cross Lanes Elementary. This program operates anytime the Kanawha County School Pre-K is not in session, with the exception of major holidays.

Tuition:
$110/week – Full Week Care
$45/week – Before School Only
$45/week – Fridays Only
$170/week – Holiday Weeks
$45/day – Full Day Out

Pre-K is offered at the Cross Lanes YMCA Child Development Center.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
The YMCA accepts subsidy services through Connect and Link Child Care Resource and Referral. We also offer a YMCA Scholarship Program for families that do not qualify for these services but may still need assistance. Please see the Director for additional information.

Out of School Time – Offered at Cross Lanes YMCA Child Development Center and Charleston Family YMCA

After School Program

When the school day is over, the YMCA fun begins! Students will be transported to the YMCA either by Kanawha County School buses or by our YMCA shuttle when school lets out. Once they arrive, counselors will lead the students to their designated area where they will wash their hands and have snack. After snack, students will have 30 minutes of study time where staff will provide homework assistance to our best ability. Students will then rotate to enrichment activities including group games, experiments, arts, crafts, and more! Through these activities, the YMCA focuses on the social-emotional growth of your child. Friendships are made, and children are stronger communicators and critical thinkers.

Tuition: $80/week

After school program is offered at the Charleston Family YMCA & Cross Lanes YMCA Child Development Center

Full Day Out Program

Our Full Day Out Program is available when school is not is session! Should school be closed due to state or county closures, school holidays, or weather emergencies, we will provide a safe and nurturing learning environment for your child. This program is offered at no additional cost for children already enrolled in our After School programs. During the day, students will follow a structured schedule of learning and enrichment activities including group games, arts and crafts, STEM activities, independent reading time, and study time if needed. Students will be provided with a healthy breakfast, lunch, and snack in accordance with CACFP (The Child and Adult Care Food Program). Per CACFP guidelines, outside food and drink will not be permitted. Please see the Director if your child has a special dietary need.

Tuition: $155/week, $40/day
Multi-Child Discounts Available

Full day out program is offered at the Charleston Family YMCA & Cross Lanes YMCA Child Development Center

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
The YMCA accepts subsidy services through Connect and Link Child Care Resource and Referral. We also offer a YMCA Scholarship Program for families that do not qualify for these services but may still need assistance. Please see the Director for additional information.

Camps – Offered at Cross Lanes YMCA Child Development Center

Summer Day Camp

Ages: 6 – 12 years old

Tuition: $155/week

Multi-Child Discount Available

Connect and Link accepted

YMCA Scholarships available

$45 enrollment fee

$25 deposit/week

Hours of Operation: 6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Designed for children 6-12 years old. Our Summer Day Camp provides an exciting and safe environment for campers to have an unforgettable summer of fun. Campers participate in various activities each day including field trips, swimming, arts & crafts, science & nature, sports & recreation, guest speakers and more! Campers will learn new skills, develop character, build friendships, and create memories to last a lifetime.

Contact Information:

304-776-3323

Ashley Garnes

Youth Development Director

[email protected]

OR

Amanda Jones

School Age Coordinator

[email protected]

CROSS LANES SUMMER DAY CAMP INFO

2022 Funshine Camp

Ages: Children entering kindergarten

Tuition: $170/week (5 Day), $115/week (3 Day)

Multi-Child Discount Available

Connect and Link accepted

YMCA Scholarships available

$45 enrollment fee

$25 deposit/week

Hours of Operation: 6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Designed for children entering kindergarten in the fall. Funshine Camp offers campers the opportunity to make new friends, try new activities, and gain self-confidence. This camp is operated by our amazing Pre-K team! Kindergarten readiness is incorporated into the weekly themes and activities which include arts & crafts, music, games, story time, water play, outdoor fun, and even a few local field trips. Part-time registration is available for Funshine Camp.

Contact Information:

304-776-3323

Ashley Garnes

Youth Development Director

[email protected]

OR

Ginny Johnson

Pre-K Coordinator

[email protected]

CROSS LANES 2022 FUNSHINE CAMP INFO

Camps – Offered at Charleston Family YMCA Child Development Center

Summer Day Camp

Ages: 5 – 12 years old

Tuition: $155/week

Multi-Child Discount Available

Connect and Link accepted

YMCA Scholarships available

$45 enrollment fee

$25 deposit/week

Hours of Operation: 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Designed for children 5-12 years old. Our Summer Day Camp provides an exciting and safe environment for campers to have an unforgettable summer of fun. Campers participate in various activities each day including field trips, swimming, arts & crafts, science & nature, sports & recreation, guest speakers and more! Campers will learn new skills, develop character, build friendships, and create memories to last a lifetime.

Contact Information:

304-340-3527

Lacie Stover

Youth Development Director

[email protected]

OR

Sierra Roupe

Youth Development Coordinator

[email protected]

CHARLESTON FAMILY YMCA CAMP INFO

Creative Care – Offered at Charleston Family YMCA

Let our caring YMCA staff supervise your children while you enjoy our facility and programs. Parents must always remain in the facility and there is a four hour maximum time limit. This program is available for children 12 weeks to 12 years old. Payment will be due at time of service or as a monthly add-on. Reservations must be made 24 hours prior for children to attend. Limited space available, reserve your time slot now! Times and pricing are subject to staff availability.

Hours:
Monday – Friday: 8am – 12pm; 4pm – 8pm
Saturday: 8am – 12pm

Creative care is offered at the Charleston Family YMCA.

Please contact Lacie M. Stover- Youth Development Director with any questions. [email protected]

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