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New Canaan Ymca Child Development Center

564 South Avenue
New Canaan, CT 06840

(203) 966-4528


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The New Canaan YMCA Y's Little Owl Nursery School operates on the premise that children's natural curiosity and desire to make sense of their world are used to motivate them to become involved in learning activities. A child's personal motivation is increased through self-esteem when they experience success, encouragement, challenges, no social barriers, and freedom of creativity. In such an environment, learning is enhanced. The New Canaan YMCA Child Development Center is accredited by and operates according to the philosophies of the NAEYC. T In our brand new YMCA facility, we offer children spacious, bright, age-appropriate indoor and outdoor space to explore and learn. Our goal is to create a stimulating environment, with continuous opportunities and learning experiences for the social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development of the preschool child."
Excerpted from the preschool's website