Montgomery County Community College and the Greater Philadelphia YMCA will open a new Early Learning Center on campus this fall.
The center will be located on the Blue Bell campus at 340 DeKalb Pike and will offer critical child and early learning services to students and the neighboring community.
The facility will be able to serve more than 80 children on a daily basis and combines childcare with the enrichment experiences of a preschool for children ages 2 to 5 years.
From MCCC’s announcement:
Highlights of the Early Learning Center
- Low teacher/child ratios
- A developmentally appropriate curriculum accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC ) that supports readiness for Kindergarten
- Highly qualified teachers and assistant teachers
- Quarterly developmental progress reports so you know how well your child is developing
- Year-round programming
- Nutritious meals and snacks provided
- Free Youth Membership to your local Y
- Y Financial Assistance available to families who qualify
From The Reporter’s coverage:
“Quality child care is an essential service for everyone in the community. It enables parents to fully participate in the workforce or higher education. It allows employers to enjoy the full engagement of their teams. And, of course, it prepares children for a lifetime of success. It is, by far, one of the most important things we do at the Y, and we take great pride in providing that service with high standards and low impact to families’ finances,” said Jen Segelken, vice president of youth development for the Greater Philadelphia YMCA.
”We are extremely pleased to collaborate with the Greater Philadelphia YMCA to offer quality, affordable child care that is conveniently located here on our Blue Bell Campus,” said Phil Needles, college vice president of engagement and student experience. “It will greatly benefit the children, our students and employees as well as the community.”