About the Early Childhood Education Center
For children ages six weeks through six years, before kindergarten.
Hours of operation: Monday through Friday, 6:45 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
YMCA Early Childhood Education Center provides full day child care services that provide opportunities and experiences which stimulate a child's physical, social, intellectual, and emotional development. Programs are licensed and follow a constructivism philosophy with open-ended art activities, science, fine and gross motor skills and hands-on discovery in an enriching environment.
Why the Edward Jones YMCA?
The Edward Jones Family YMCA Early Childhood Education Center provides a high quality program for a low, affordable cost. Our experienced, well-trained staff create an engaging and stimulating environment where children can learn, grow and play. The staff compile portfolios of the children's progress and milestones throughout the center to ensure your child is developing physically, socially, intellectually and emotionally.
Additional enhancements, such as swimming, dance, and tumbling, are offered on a weekly basis.
The ECEC coordinates family events, activities and provides numerous resources to build strong family relationships. Communication is an essential part in building and maintaining the relationship between the Edward Jones Family YMCA ECEC and it's families.
YMCA memberships are available and provide the lowest weekly child care cost.
For more information, contact Kim Moreau at 314.439.9665.
Infant Program (6 weeks through 12 months)
A safe and nuturing environment to be your child's home while you are away each day. Each child has a tailored program for their individualized sleeping, eating, playing and learning schedule. Parents will feel secure in knowing their child is being cared for in a stimulating environment that will spark their curiosity to learn and grow.
Toddler Program (12 months through 30 months)
Each child will take their first steps toward their future in an engaging environment. Daily acitvities are designed to enhance their social, motor, cognitive and language skills. Weekly activities are designed to enhance exploration to enhance exploration of each individual child.
Preschool program (30 months through 4 1/2 years)
Children begin to learn through play each week with themes focused on gross motor, language, math, science, sensory, creative arts and social skills.
Pre-Kindergarten Program (ages 4 1/2 through 6 years)
This final stage of our center is designed to prepare your child for Kindergarten. This program focuses on science, math, creative arts, and reading. Stonger language is practiced through letters of the week. Children will earn responsibilities through classroom jobs and social interaction.
Click here for more information on the times each classroom plays outside, along with the temperature guidelines we abide by for outdoor play.