At YMCA Victoria, we are passionate about de-stressing the lives of our families through our early learning services. We understand that child care is a big step for families and making the decision to put your child in care takes a lot of research, consideration and time. To help de-stress the process and make the decision a little easier, we’ve put together a list of the benefits of enrolling your child at an early learning centre.

1. Social and emotional growth

Enrolling your child in care means giving them the opportunity to understand and manage their emotions, learn social skills as well as learning how to share and take turns. Early learning centres provide children with an opportunity to socialise, growing their skills and practicing their language.

2. Ease the transition to school

Child care centres are similar environments to schools, in that there are routines, familiar educators and learning programs designed to suit their age and abilities. Enrolling your child can prepare them for school by helping them focus, build connections and gain confidence so they are ready for their schooling journey.

3. Experience activities outside of home

At an early learning centre, your child can participate in a wide variety of unique activities and excursions that might not be possible at home. Some unique experiences at YMCA Early Learning Centres include excursions to local parks, visits from the dentist and beach kinder.

4. Improve physical wellbeing

Little bodies need to move around a lot! Purpose-built early learning centres are designed for children to move around, especially YMCA Early Learning Centres which include safe indoor and outdoor play areas.

5. Advance literacy and numeracy skills

We know that by participating in quality early learning, your child will have opportunities to grow their literacy and numeracy skills. Reading and language development are part of our early learning programs, as well as activities that focus on the development of numerical knowledge.

Our YMCA Early Learning Centres are designed to provide all these benefits and more.

Next steps

Complete our enquiry form to register your interest in either our Tarneit or Wyndam Vale centres or further explore research on the benefits of early learning via the Australian Early Development Census.

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