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Cambridge Family Ymca Preschool

820 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139

(617) 661-9622


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The philosophy of our center is to provide a safe and loving
environment in which children can learn and grow. Our program is designed to
maintain and deepen your child's natural curiosity and enthusiasm for learning. We
also include a diverse range of open-ended activities geared so that each child may
feel the satisfaction of personal accomplishment and success. Our goal is for our
staff, parents, and children t work together to make the center a special place for all.
The YMCA is nationally accredited through MAEYC, licensed through the Office of
Childcare Services, and operates as a multi-cultural, non-discriminatory preschool."
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

Circle Time: a time to get together and see how everyone is doing! Twice daily we
promote literacy through reading books, singing song, and having group discussion.
Choice Time: occurs twice daily with the option of a variety of activities such as
dramatic play, block area, art area, math and science area, listening and library area
and computer learning center.
Rest/Quiet Time: a time for other quiet activities, a short rest or just relaxing while
listening to soothing music.
Gross Motor Time: a time for children to enhance their motor skills through taking
part in activities like gym time, swimming lessons, and outdoor walk and park time.
Meal Time: offers a chance for socializing as well as having nutritional meals. We
provide a small breakfast, a morning snack, lunch and an afternoon snack, all given
with milk and/or 100% juice."
Excerpted from the preschool's website