The Early Childhood Learning Center has a security system in place to ensure safety. All families enrolled in the center receive a proxy card to access the center. The safety of the children is our number one priority.
The Early Childhood Learning Center children have the benefit of using the YMCA facility’s gymnasium, swimming pools, outdoor play yard, and dance studio while in care. The Toddler, Preschool and Pre-K children participate in weekly swim lessons with the YMCA’s swimming instructors.
With the YMCA in the heart of Greensburg, the children get to go on excursions through the town. Some of the places the children visit are St. Clair Park, The Greensburg-Hempfield Library, and the Palace Theater.
Local Excursions, Special Visitors/Events, Field Trips
The children of the Early Childhood Learning Center enjoy various excursions throughout the year such as play time at St. Clair Park; story times at the Greensburg-Hempfield Library; summer swim days at Veterans’ Memorial Pool and sports time at Lynch Field.
We have been the recipient of a Guest Reader for the PA One Book multiple times; we have a monthly story time with our CEO and enjoy visits from the Kona Ice Truck. We host a community Fall Fest and Healthy Kids Day which are free family focused events as well as participate in the Annual Greensburg Holiday Parade.
Miss Kelli, our Food Coordinator, plans regular cooking experiences for the children based around our themes—she makes it a fun, educational and yummy time for all the kids!
Throughout the year we will take the children on a few field trips: some of our very favorites are The National Aviary, The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, Carnegie Science Center and Kerber’s Farm and Dairy.
Finally, we trick-or-treat and partake in Halloween Celebrations; host a family Thanksgiving Feast; perform a Winter Holiday Show; have Mother’s Day Tea; enjoy Doughnuts with Dad; have Cookies and Milk with Our Grandparents and wrap up the year with an entire center Graduation Ceremony.