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YMCA Southwest-Mother's Day Out

6219 Oakclaire Drive
Austin, TX 78735

Phone:
(512) 891-9622

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

From the Director:

Each week's activities are based on a predetermined theme. Children are encouraged to explore the projects, toys and books laid out for them on that subject.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

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

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  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
  • 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
  • Patterns, sorts, graphs
Time & space more

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  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
  • Nature walks
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.
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
  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
  • Sandboxes and/or water stations for play
  • running track & tumbling room
Other subjects taught Please contact the MDO program at 891-9622 for more information.

From the Director:

Please contact the MDO program at 891-9622 for more information.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Please contact the MDO program at 891-9622 for more information.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

To put Christian Principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. The YMCA Mother's Day Out program creates a fun learning environment with caring, nurturing teachers. We strive to develop in our participants self confidence, respect and an appreciation of their individuality.

A Typical Day

Please contact the MDO program at 891-9622 for more information.

Separation

Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school