August 26, 2013 - 2:11 PM
National data from the recently completed 2013 YMCA Preschool Child Care Survey shows positive learning outcomes for children, an inclusive environment and high levels of satisfaction with child care operations. The survey was completed in May of this year, with 3,046 families from 40 YMCA Member Associations participating.
“Our YMCA Preschool Child Care programs received an overall satisfaction rating of 86 out of 100 – the highest satisfaction rating of all the programs we measure,” says John Slatcher, YMCA Canada Manager of Research. “More than 90 percent of parents felt that their children were being prepared for kindergarten by their YMCA early learning program.”
The YMCA is the largest not-for-profit child care provider in Canada. Locally, the YMCA of the Okanagan offers child care programs for infant to grade 6 care, plus day camps during school breaks and overnight experiences at Silver Lake Camp.
“We are committed to nurturing your child’s development and supporting you in raising strong, healthy children,” says Sue Boser, YMCA of Okanagan Manager of Before and After School Care. “Quality early learning environments have been shown to be building blocks for successful child development, academic achievement and social integration.”
The YMCA of Okanagan currently has spaces available for Fall 2013 in both their Little Scholars YMCA Playing to Learn Child Care & Preschool located at Okanagan College and in Before & After School Care locations at Black Mountain & Quigley Elementary Schools.
For more information or to register, please call 250-491-9622 or visit ymcaokanagan.ca. The YMCA provides financial sponsorship to those families in need.
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