"Collectively, YMCAs are the country's largest provider of child care and are committed to developing and operating the highest-quality child care programs possible. YMCAs seek to provide child care that supports and strengthens families and nurtures the healthy, successful growth and development of each child involved.
Before choosing a program, look for the five essential ingredients of quality child care:
Positive and healthy relationships
A spacious and appropriate environment
Engaging and diverse activities
Emphasis on safety and health
A highly effective administration
These programs help kids grow physically, mentally and spiritually, while emphasizing and modeling character development values such as caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. "
Excerpted from the preschool's website