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The Learning Circle YMCA
Childcare & Early Education

The Learning Circle YMCA
The Learning Circle YMCA (TLC) offers, early education and care for children as young as six weeks old through all day kindergarten. All programs accommodate full-time, full or part-week schedules. Enrollment takes place on an ongoing basis.

Enrolling at The Learning Circle YMCA
Registration is ongoing.  The first step is to explore our educational programs firsthand by scheduling a visit to our center.  Personalized tours may be arranged for those parents wishing to speak in depth with one of our Program Directors. Financial Assistance is available through a confidential application process.

Executive Director, Joyce Klimaski, Email Joyce

Licensed by the Stare of New Jersey Department of Children and Families.

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ALL DAY KINDERGARTEN (5 YEARS BY DECEMBER 31)

Your kindergartener will enjoy the benefits of state-of-the-art classrooms, including computers, and an outstanding curriculum which features first-grade preparedness, discovery-oriented science and math programs, a strong language and literature program (including sign language), and a focus on socialization and self esteem. The program also offers an outdoor playground, a gross motor/activity room, and daily lunch and snack.

Registration begins February 5 for the 2013/2014 school year.

Kindergarten Hours:
8:30 am to 3:00 pm
Program with After Care: 8:30 am to 6:00 pm
Monthly Fees: contact the Program Director


Contact Program Director, Ruby Hollingsworth at 908 273 7040 x257 or email Ruby.

EXTENDED CARE

6:00 pm to 6:30 pm (includes dinner) Contracted for a minimum of 3 days per week

Monthly Fees:
5 Days: $165
4 Days: $160
3 Days: $140
2 Days: $120

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm (includes dinner) Contracted for a minimum of 3 days per week

Monthly Fees:
5 Days: $250
4 Days: $240
3 Days: $200
2 Days: $150

Non-Contracted fees - requires 24 hours notice and is payable by check on day of service.

6:00 pm to 6:30 pm (includes dinner) $20 per day
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm (includes dinner) $40 per day

For any child not picked up by 7:00 pm, there will be an additional late charge of $5.00 per minute.

INFANTS (6 WEEKS TO 18 MONTHS)

This program provides early sensory stimulation to promote learning and development. Infant Care features self-initiated activity in a stable, stimulating environment that is rich in child-oriented materials and experiences, balancing large and small motor activities with social, language, sensory, and self-help skill development on a daily basis.

Monthly Fees:

5 Days: $1,775
4 Days: $1,625
3 Days: $1,325
2 Days: $960
Unscheduled day: $145 per day

Contact Program Director, Betty Budd at 908 273 7040 x202 or email Betty.

PRE-K (4 YEARS AND OLDER)

TLC’s Pre-K classrooms include distinct interest areas and ample opportunities to use manipulatives, table toys, books, computers, dramatic play, music/movement, cooking, art, and science and nature. Teachers create awareness and foster interest by introducing new and stimulating objects, people and experiences

Monthly Fees:

5 Days: $1,535
4 Days: $1,355
3 Days: $1,110
2 Days: $790
Unscheduled Day: $125 per day

Contact Program Director, Ruby Hollingsworth at 908 273 7040 x257 or email Ruby.

PRE-SCHOOL (AGES 3 TO 4 YEARS)

TLC's Pre-School classrooms include distinct interest areas and ample opportunities to use manipulatives, table toys, books, computers, dramatic play, music/movement, cooking, art, and science and nature. Teachers create awareness and foster interest by introducing new and stimulating objects, people and experiences

Monthly Fees:

5 Days: $1,535
4 Days: $1,355
3 Days: $1,110
2 Days: $790
Unscheduled Day: $125 per day

Contact Program Director, Ruby Hollingsworth at 908 273 7040 or email Ruby.

PRESCHOOL ENRICHMENT CLASSES

  • MEET THE MASTERS (AGES 4 TO 6 YEARS)

    Our little artists will meet the masters as they learn about Pablo Picasso, Vincent Van Gogh, Claude Monet and Henri Matisse.  They will enjoy painting, collages, and creating their own masterpieces. Teacher: Mr. Marcus.  

    Day(s)    
    Time
    Member    
    Non-member    
    Tu
    4:00pm - 5:00pm    
    $88.00
    $110.00

  • WHAT'S COOKING (AGES 4 TO 6 YEARS)

    Children actively learn about food and its nutritional value.  The children will delight in the process of cooking as they develop fine motor skills and their senses of touch, taste and smell. Teacher: Mr. Victor.

    Day(s)    
    Time
    Member    
    Non-member    
    Th
    4:00pm - 5:00pm    
    $88.00
    $110.00


TODDLERS (18 MONTHS TO 3 YEARS)

This program is rich in language and sensory experiences that foster self-paced development. Toddlers are encouraged and supported to undertake activities as they become developmentally ready. Play is self-directed as well as teacher-directed to allow children to make their own choices and develop accordingly.

Monthly Fees:

5 Days: $1,725
4 Days: $1,465
3 Days: $1,185
2 Days: $850
Unscheduled Day: $135 per day

Contact Program Director, Nicole Nieves at 908 273 7040 x250 or email Nicole.

TESTIMONIALS

“I wanted to communicate that I truly know "what a gem" the program, staff, and facility is at The Learning Circle YMCA. As a mother who works full time and makes the commute to New York City, it was invaluable to me to have the security and peace of mind to know that my young children were safe and well cared for at TLC YMCA while I was so far away from them for a significant portion of each day.  Moreover, I soon learned that although my children were happy to see me when I came to pick them up, they were not always ready to leave - they sometimes told me that they wanted to finish an activity or play a little longer.  To me, that can only mean that they were really enjoying their time at TLC YMCA!  

As my children get ready to leave TLC YMCA, I look back on their five years at the school and think that for each level of child care, the teachers, and staff were perfectly suited to providing for the care and developmental needs of the children.  It is clear that the program directors and Joyce carefully select the teachers and have thoughtfully developed the programs at each level of child care.  

In my work for the Annual Campaign this year, I was touched to learn about the level that the SAY employees contribute to the Annual Campaign, whether it be by annual donation or the hourly paycheck donations.  It is clear that the employees of the SAY are committed to and proud to be a part of the organization, and I am honored and glad that my company recognized what I can see in TLC/SAY with the Community Grant that they awarded.”

Sara

TLC Family Events

TLC Family events are open to families of enrolled children only. Parents, for your convenience, you may also visit our App for current events and schedules.
Hours of Operation

Regular Facility Hours
Monday to Friday: 7:00 am to 6:00 pm

Extended Hours
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Childcare Program Hours
Monday to Friday: 7:00 am to 6:00 pm

Extended Hours
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Kindergarten Hours
8:30 am to 3:00 pm

Program with Before and After Care
7:00 am to 6:00 pm

Contact Us
95 Morris Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901

Ph: 908-273-7040
Fax: 908-273-5670
Email: Joyce Klimaski

 

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