At the YMCA Learning Center we believe in building strong foundations. Through the Creative Curriculum and our Core Values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility we will work to build these foundations. Each child will progress at their own pace and we will have bi-annual parent meetings to discuss their individual progress.
We see our work as a team effort involving the teachers, parents/guardians and directors. This Program will serve children six weeks through preschool age.
This program is located at: 5760 Wade Whelchel Rd. Murrayville, GA 30564.
Financial Assistance is available.
1/18/21 - 5/23/21
The Georgia Mountains Y offers an after school program that helps motivate and inspire kids to discover their potential. Our after school program will combine academics with play and offer a caring and safe environment where youth can achieve, feel a sense of belonging, build relationships, and explore new interests.
The components of our program will include:
Health & Wellness
Academic Support & Enrichment
College & Career Readiness
21st Century Skills (project-based learning)
As a part of our commitment to our families we will measure the impact, throughout the year, of our program. We will use a variety of measurement tools to check on student’s progress and success. We want to celebrate our students’ success with our families. We will share success stories along with other information in our monthly newsletters.
Thank you for choosing the Georgia Mountains YMCA for your after school needs.
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In order to meet the needs of the community and continue to provide a safe place for quality child care, we have opened a drop in only room.
Registration will close for the following week on the Thursday before each week to ensure the center is equipped with the staff to properly care for your children.
The rate is $40 daily, you may only sign up for 3 days a week at the drop in rate, anything over that would become full time child care and would require enrolling in a classroom.
Parents are responsible for labeling all bottles, diapers, and any other personal items.
What is Georgia’s Pre-K Program?
Georgia’s Pre-K Program is a lottery funded educational program for Georgia’s four year olds to prepare children for Kindergarten.
Who is eligible for Georgia’s Pre-K Program?
Children four years of age on September 1 of the current school year who are Georgia residents are eligible to attend Georgia’s Pre-K Program during this school year. Georgia’s Pre-K Program is voluntary for families and for providers.
Because participation in Georgia’s Pre-K Program is voluntary for public schools and for private child development centers, there may not be enough spaces in every community for all four year olds who wish to participate. Every effort will be made to contract with eligible centers to create enough spaces for children who want to attend OR to match children with available spaces in other Georgia’s Pre-K Program providers in the area.
For additional information about eligibility and enrolling a child in Georgia’s Pre-K Program please visit the Enrolling in Pre-K page.
When are the programs offered?
Pre-K programs usually operate on the regular school system calendar for the length of a typical school day. Programs may be offered at local public schools or through private providers of preschool services.
Extended day services beyond the 6.5 hour instructional day (before- and after-school care) may be available. Parents should contact their prekindergarten program provider to learn if these services are offered.
What do I need to enroll a child in Georgia’s Pre-K Program?
Proof that a child is age eligible and a Georgia resident is required to register for Pre-K. Acceptable proof-of-age includes birth certificate, passport, hospital record of live birth, green card, pink card or Federal I-94 card. Acceptable proof-of-residency includes a lease, utility bill or letter from a shelter or employer.
Parents/guardians should contact their local public school system or private child care providers to learn where Pre-K programs are offered in their community and how they can enroll their child. You can also call Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning at 404-656-5957 or toll-free at 1-888-4GA-PREK or check the Search For Pre-K locations for listings by county or zip code.
For additional information about enrolling a child in Georgia’s Pre-K Program please visit the Enrolling in Pre-K page.
All children enrolled in Georgia’s Pre-K Program must have a Certificate of Vision, Hearing, Dental and Nutrition Screening (DHR Form 3300) on file within 90 calendar days of program entry. Form 3300 must be signed by a private practitioner or representative of a local Department of Health. Immunizations (DHR Form 3231) must be up-to-date or affidavits must be on file within 30 calendar days of program entry. Only health departments and physicians licensed in Georgia can obtain blank immunization certificates (Form 3231). Take your child’s personal immunization record to a health department or Georgia physician and they can complete the form and give any required vaccines.
This classroom is for infants six weeks to 12 months. Parents/Guardians will be responsible for providing all items needed for the infant’s care. Please make sure to provide adequate food, diapers, diaper wipes, and several changes of clothing.
Registration Information ($60.00 One time registration fee)
This classroom is for three year olds who are working on potty training. Parents will need to provide a change of clothes daily as well as any pull ups needed.
Some of the milestones to move into this classroom:
Eating with no assistance
Able to communicate clearly
Able to participate in structured play
This room is for toddlers. Parents will be required to provide diapering supplies as well as additional outfits. Teachers will begin working on potty training with students who are ready.
A few of the milestones for moving into this classroom are:
Eating with little assistance
Beginning to form sentences/communicate
Able to sleep on a cot