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Ywca McLean County - Ywca Child Care

1201 North Hershey Road
Bloomington, IL 61704

(309) 662-7826


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language       more

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  • A well-stocked bookcase
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
  • Parquetry blocks, pegboards, and mosaic toys
  • Maps
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
  • Pets for children to watch and care for
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
Physical activity more

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  • A playground with climbing equipment
  • Bean bags, balls, and other objects that children can throw, kick, and play
  • Tricycles
  • Sandboxes and/or water stations for play
Other subjects taught

From the Director:

We use Creative Curriculum

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

We know that every child is different and we create curriculum that can be easily adjusted to each child's needs in order for the entire class to thrive.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Our Mission is Strengthened by diversity, the YWCA draws together members who strive to create opportunities for women's growth, leadership, and power in order to attain a common vision: peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all people. The YWCA will thrust its collective power toward the elimination of racism wherever it exists and by any means necessary.
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

Daily Activities include but are not limited to:
Circle Time,
Gross Motor Activities (Gymnasium/Playground),
Fine Motor Activities,
Arts and Crafts,

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Parents are given daily notes to take home about the happenings of the day (i.e. toileting, eating, napping, activites, etc)
Parents are given a monthly newsletter from the directors about happenings of the center

Teachers do assessments on the child quarterly and give the assessment summaries to parents to take home

Parent teacher conferences are encouraged

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school