The Learning Circle YMCA’s All Day Kindergarten program is dedicated to successfully preparing each child for a smooth transition to 1st Grade and elementary school. This program includes the required academic skills and provides the nurturing necessary to build confidence and positive self-esteem in each child. Our values emphasize caring, respect, honesty and responsibility, and we are committed to building healthy, confident children who reflect these values.
The Kindergarten Curriculum is aligned Common Core State Standards in the areas of English Language Arts and Mathematics and the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards in all other required subject areas.
The curriculum content areas are: Visual/performing Arts, Comprehensive Health and Physical Education, English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, 21st Century, Life and Careers, Family and Life Skills, Technology and World Languages/Spanish.
We offer a 184 day Kindergarten program with over 10 days of additional care to (available even when the public school is closed) at no extra cost to you. We serve your child two snacks and a healthy lunch every day, the cost of which is included in your tuition.
The Learning Circle YMCA also offers the following enrichment activities listed below at no additional cost to parents:
• Swim and Gym at the Summit Branch
• Reading is Fundamental (R. I. F.)
• Special Family Events
• Community Service Projects
• Field Trips
• CATCH (Coordinated Approach to Child’s Health)