Welcome to YMCA Logan County Early Learning Center!
Thank you to the Logan County Board of Developmental Disabilities, United Way of Logan County, and the County Commissioners for providing the resources for us to be able to open our new Early Learning Center!
For questions, please contact Tracey Burton, Center Director at Tracey.Burton@ymcacolumbus.org.
Our Curriculum is Creative!
Your kids are discovering all kinds of exciting worlds. At YMCA Child Care, we carefully design every activity to expand their imaginations and encourage lifelong, positive values. We follow The Creative Curriculum® and focus on kindergarten readiness skills.
Our programs utilize the nationally recognized Creative Curriculum. Weekly lesson plans and daily schedules are posted in each room/area. Our lesson plans are reviewed by our program coordinator prior to being posted. Our curriculum meets the guidelines of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and Ohio’s Step Up To Quality Initiative and is aligned with the Ohio Department of Education’s Early Learning Content Standards and Infant/Toddler Guidelines.
The Early Learning Center Center believes children grow individually through active learning. This philosophy is evident in our environment, teachers, and curriculum.
The environment is inviting for children to make choices and explore new ideas. Activity centers are evident in all classrooms. The environment represents the children’s interests. Their creativity, pictures and words are valued and displayed throughout the classroom. This also offers them the opportunity to reflect on their experiences and findings.
The teachers co-play with the children and act as a role model by facilitating positive problem solving skills. Teachers plan and provide a variety of activities each day to promote individual growth in the following areas of development: social/emotional, cognitive/intellectual and physical. The teacher makes observations of the group and also individually in their interactions with them. These observations assist teachers with weekly curriculum planning as well as individual assessments.
Well-trained and experienced staff are a critical element in high quality child care programs. The YMCA employs Center Directors with degrees in Early Childhood Education or a related field and several years of experience in childcare administration to provide leadership in program operation and development. Each classroom features a Lead Teachers with a degree in Early Childhood Education/Education or a related field, experience and extensive in-service training hours in topics relating to Child Development. Our Assistant Classroom Teachers have experience and specific training in child development or early childhood education. All center staff members participate in continued professional growth through education workshops and conferences. There are always staff members on-site trained in First Aid, CPR, Communicable Disease and Child Abuse Prevention and Recognition.
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