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Y’s Care

Children 2.5-5 years old are welcome in Y’s Care which includes a lovely classroom filled with natural elements and provocations and a wonderful outdoor area to encourage nature exploration and physical movement.  Literacy, art and music are ways to invite children to express themselves and understand others’ perspectives and are important parts of our curriculum.

We believe that when young children are given the opportunity to explore and when teachers give their attention to children’s words, actions and feelings, optimal learning can take place.  We have a conflict rich classroom, giving children freedom to practice important skills like negotiation, empathy, autonomy, problem solving and self-control. This kind of social learning helps children come to view themselves as competent and confident; able to view others and their community without fear or judgement.

We offer opportunities for parent education and involvement in classes, events, and individualized support services. Community resources and referrals for childcare funding, health care, housing, emergency funding, and family support are also available.

Our philosophy is inspired by the world-renowned schools in Reggio Emilia, Italy, and our image of the child as a competent and motivated learner, guides our teaching. Children learn best in relationship to others and our goal is to help children learn the skills they will need to thrive in the 21st century through daily practice in collaboration, critical thinking and reasoning, taking on challenges and invention.