PLAY. LAUGH. LEARN.
The Abington YMCA offers a complete state licensed early learning center ranked at 3 Stars for Keystone Stars.
The Abington YMCA Preschool programs are consistent with the Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA’s philosophy, which is grounded in a child-centered and holistic approach to early childhood education. This allows us to adjust to the needs of the child with independent classroom exploration and active social time.
- Cheerful atmosphere
- Stimulating environment with texture, sight & sound
- Language development, reading and math readiness
- Age appropriate equipment • Social skills, independent and group playtime
- Art, music and movement • Outdoor games & playground activities
- Ongoing communication between parents & staff
- Gym, swim, cooking and Spanish lessons (age appropriate)
6 weeks – 12 months
Infants thrive in a safe, nurturing environment surrounded by experienced care givers. Individual attention for your child and a stimulating atmosphere help create a smooth first time separation from parents. Stimulating daily activities and a proven YMCA curriculum promote sight and sound recognition and language development.
13 – 35 months
Teachers and staff support and facilitate child development as toddlers experience their new independence in a stimulating atmosphere. Individual attention for your child and a stimulating atmosphere help create a smooth first time separation from parents. Stimulating daily activities and a proven YMCA curriculum promote sight and sound recognition and language development.
This program provides a beneficial social experience and good foundation for future education. Experienced teachers and aides utilize child-centered activities to encourage attentive listening skills, pro-social behavior and provide opportunities to increase self-awareness.
SCHOOL AGE CHILD CARE
The Abington YMCA is committed to providing a quality School Age Program that is both fun and safe for children. Our School Age Programs are licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare. In addition, all programs have achieved a STAR 3 rating based on the Pennsylvania Keystone Stars quality assurance program. Each program day, our qualified staff provides creative learning experiences and supervised activities for a child’s development and enjoyment.
Available in ALL Abington Elementary Schools beginning at 7:15 AM.
Before Care is a program designed to promote child development by providing activities in the form of Arts & Crafts, games, fitness, etc. This program is offered to any child in kindergarten through 6th grade attending a public school in the Abington School District. A YMCA membership is required. Under the supervision of YMCA staff, children participate in gym activities, Arts & Crafts, manipulatives and more.
Available in ALL Abington Elementary schools for students in grades K-6 beginning at 3:20 PM when school is dismissed and ends at 6:00 PM.
Our After Care program offers an opportunity for children to engage in a variety of activities expanding learning beyond what they experience during school hours. Program includes scheduled homework help time, a snack and recreation activities every day, and, at least once a week, special programs such as fitness, chess, Arts & Crafts, music, creative writing and more!
School Age Holiday Care
Ages 5 to 12
Provides care on the days that your child’s school is closed, including most in-service days, holidays and snow closings. Your child will engage in social and educational activities while having fun. A full day of exciting activities for children enrolled in the Program! Holiday Care day begins at 7:15 AM and ends at 6:00 PM. Holiday Care participants are involved in Arts & Crafts, games, sports and swimming plus a field trip. Pre-registration with payment is required one week prior to services. All Holiday Care participants must bring a lunch, and towel and swim suit.
Location: Abington YMCA
For more information on our Child Care programs, including pricing, please view the Child Care section of the program guide. The program guide is located under the Downloads section of this page.