**EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2016: The YMCA Early Adventures Program name will be changed to Chesapeake Preschool Initiative and administered by Chesapeake Public Schools.
Please visit their site here for more information and to sign your child up.
Children are our future. Every day in YMCA Early Adventures, we help four-year-olds discover their talents and get ready for kindergarten through our collaborative program with Chesapeake Public Schools. YMCA Early Adventures is offered at no cost to participants.
Funded by the Virginia Preschool Initiative Act, we serve children who have been exposed to high-risk factors and situations that might have an adverse impact on their social, emotional, physical and cognitive development.
Our goals are to help each child:
- To experience intellectual growth and educational stimulation
- To become emotionally secure
- To become socially well adjusted
- To acquire physical well-being
- To develop and express individuality through creativity
Our hands-on curriculum is implemented through the use of interest centers such as:
- Dramatic play
- Sand & water
- Language & listening
- Outside play
All materials within interest centers are multicultural and free of gender bias. Bulletin boards, dress-up clothes, puzzles, books, and music expose the children to the richness of the cultural diversity within the city.
The Y stays involved with your family, even while at home. Parent communication includes home visits, oral and written communication, progress reports and parent-teacher conferences.
To learn more, please contact the YMCA Early Adventures site near you:
|School Name||Office Phone||Office Fax|
|B. M. Williams (A)||(757) 382-0664||(757) 549-8657|
|Camelot (B)||(757) 558-0245||(757) 558-0695|
|Carver (B)||(757) 545-0639||(757) 424-2279|
|Georgetown (A)||(757) 424-2261||(757) 424-2279|
|Southwestern (A)||(757) 405-0171||(757) 405-6210|
YMCA Early Adventures Administration:
Georgetown Primary School
436 Providence Road
Chesapeake, Virginia 23325
920 Corporate Lane, Chesapeake, Virginia 23320
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
"A" Schools 7:30am - 2:40pm
"B" Schools 7:50am - 3pm