Every day Kingston and Richland are dropped off at the YMCA for childcare. Every day, through the YMCA’s world-class early childhood development programming, Kingston and Richland are exposed to learning opportunities, unique experiences, and fun in a safe and nurturing environment. And every day, their parents, Carly and George, are following their dreams thanks to the YMCA.
At the YMCA, early childhood development focuses on the whole child, including education, health and wellness, and social emotional growth. Kingston and Richland are thriving as they build the foundation of their future academic careers, learn important skills like swimming, and forge new friendships.
In today’s society, affordable childcare is often a barrier for parents working or going to school. Thanks to the YMCA, Kingston and Richland’s parents are accomplishing their career and academic goals. Creating opportunities for a better life, and providing safe spaces for children, where they can learn, grow, and thrive are hallmarks of the YMCA and imperatives of the Strengthening Communities Campaign.