Parkwood YMCA Kid's Time Preschool - Now Enrolling

Welcome to Kid’s Time Preschool! 

Kid’s Time Preschool is committed to ensuring that your child’s first educational one is positive. Through our program, the Kids Time Preschool Program strives to provide opportunities that will help individuals clarify values by giving direction to the choices children make, improve personal and family relations, appreciate diversity, become better leaders and followers, develop specific skills and most off all have fun!

In our commitment to quality, the childcare programs are continually reviewed and revised to provide childcare, which is safe, secure, and dependable: a place where children and parents feel welcome and comfortable.

We are excited to have you join our YMCA family. This handbook will help helpful while you are in our program. Please keep it handy for future reference.

Philosophy

Kids Time Preschool believes that each child is unique as is his or her own way of learning. We believe that playing is a child’s work. The preschool experience should be full of new experiences and discoveries that can be made during meaningful facilitated play.  

Goals

Individual care will nurture strong beginnings and support developmental growth at a comfortable pace for each child. The YMCA core values of caring, respect, responsibility and honest are incorporated into our daily routine to enhance character development. Our goal is to provide a safe, nurturing, age appropriate environment that encourages individual growth. 

Curriculum

To reach our goals we will use a blended curriculum including individual, small group and large group activities. We use Creative Curriculum to help us set up a rich and stimulating learning environment. Our learning areas include library/quiet area, blocks, art, table toys, sensory, math science, music and movement dramatic play and literacy. Materials are arranged so that children can easily and independently makes selections that appeal to them. Teachers thoughtfully plan activities that will enhance all areas of development: social, emotional, intellectual, physical and creative.

Ensuring Your Child's Health 

We are committed to protecting the health of our children, families, staff, and community. In accordance with best practices from local and state government, we have created a plan that will limit the spread of COVID-19 that include robust cleaning and disinfecting procedures and minimizing opportunities for person-to-person exposure. The following plan outlines the recommended practices and strategies will use to protect the health of our children, staff, and families while at the same time ensuring that children are experiencing developmentally appropriate and responsive interactions and environments. To view our plan – Click Here

How to Enroll:

 

Schedule a Tour of our Facility: 

 

Tours are provided by scheduled appointments, at this time tours will be after hours.

 

 E-mail mchristensen@lansingymca.org

 Phone 517-827-9696

 

 

Hours of Operation and Center Information:

Monday-Friday 7:30am-5:30pm

 

Address:

 

Parkwood YMCA

2306 Haslett Rd

East Lansing, MI 48823

517.827.9680

 

Preschool Director

Megan Christensen

Direct line: 517-827-9679

Email:mchristensen@lansingymca.org

 

Other Preschool Age Programs

Did you know we also have preschool age programs? 

Camp Hugabee: Provides an opportunity for child ages 3-5 to participate in weekly themed summer camp program. We include arts and crafts projects, stimulating and imaginative play experiences and outdoor activities. We offer a half day and full day program for children who are fully potty trained. 

Preschool Gymnastics: Your little one will learn basic gymnastics skills on all four events. As your little one gets older and progresses through the class we will work on transitioning them onto the larger equipment. Our most advanced preschool age classes will be primarily on the larger equipment with a focus on familiarizing them with it in preparation for our popular school aged gymnastic classes. 

Preschool Youth Sports: "Itty Bitty Sports" these classes are designed for young kids, introducing them to recreational games and activities such as basketball, flag football, soccer, and T-Ball. Classes are a great way for young children to develop introductory sports skills in a structured and fun setting. Personalized attention from encouraging staff also promotes important lessons about fair play, teamwork, and sportsmanship. 

Preschool Art and Story Time: Each week young artists will explore art through self-expression and creativity using a variety of art media, including painting, drawing, crafts and more! Each week the class will begin with story time from an age appropriate book and our artists will base their art off of the books theme. This art class provides an emotional, rewarding and nurturing experience for budding artists at all levels. 

Preschool Dance: Our preschool dance class is designed for kids who like to move and shake it up a little! Class will focus on creative movement to develop coordination, balance, self-expression and creativity. 

Please go to our YMCA On-Line to register for any of these programs or contact Parkwood YMCA if you have any questions.