Early Child Development

YMCA Early Learning programs strengthen families and boost youth development by offering infants, toddlers, young children, and families early learning readiness experiences and comprehensive child development programs.
Early learning programming at the YMCA lays a foundation for future and ongoing achievement and success. Children build friendships and take advantage of opportunities to play with and learn from each other. Together, they practice social skills and build relationships through play, learn conflict resolution through identifying feelings, describing problems, and trying out alternative solutions


Salem Family YMCA

Early Childhood Program Location:

Downtown Salem YMCA 685 Court St. NE

  • Ages six weeks through 5 years

Tiny Turtles/Little Foxes/Busy Bees/Chickadees Children experience the joy of exploring their world with their hands, mouth, ears, and sight with caring staff.

Y’s Owls Social skills through small group activities are provided to prepare these young ones for a fast approaching preschool experience.

Threes/Beginners, Fours/Pre-1, Fives/Pre-K & Kinder Prep Art, drama, field trips, manipulative-gym, activities and swimming lessons (with additional fee) are incorporated into the comprehensive learning process.

For more information regarding our Early Learning programs or for space and availability questions please contact Jeanette Murray at jmurray@theyonline.org or call 503-399-2788.

All space and availability is subject to change based on YMCA needs.

icon_pdfDownload 2016-17 Early Child Development flyer & rates

icon_pdfDownload 2016-17 Child Care registration packet

icon_pdfDownload 2016-17 Youth Development Parent Handbook

icon_pdfDownload 2016-17 Parent Handbook Acknowledgement Form

Inclement Weather Policy: In the event of inclement weather, the Early Childhood department will be closed anytime the State of Oregon offices are closed.




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