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Westfield Area Y Offers Working Parents of Kindergarteners an Extended Day of Fun and Learning

Christine Alger

Sunday, February 23, 2014 • 6:20pm

The Westfield Area Y has a program especially designed for working parents with a child in the Westfield Lincoln School Kindergarten for the 2014-2015 school year.
 
Children begin the day at the Main Y Facility at either 7:00 or 8:40AM.  The Kindergarten wraparound program includes a nurturing learning component, weekly swim lessons, daily gym and/or playground time, and time for lunch (hot lunch available). Students then ride the bus, supervised by Y staff, to Lincoln School.  A Westfield Area Y afternoon complement program is held at Lincoln until 6:00PM.
 
Utilizing the Creative Curriculum®, the program is rooted in educational philosophy and theory as well as in practice. It focuses on how children develop and learn, based on their individual interests, the learning environment and the role of the teacher.  The Healthy U program is also incorporated teaching kids that eating healthy and being physically active can be fun.
 
An inclement weather plan and a vacation fun club on school holidays are available to give parents the convenience and reliability they need.
 
Registration begins March 1st at the Main Y Facility, 220 Clark Street in Westfield from 9:00 am – 11:00 am.  Limited spots are available.
 
For more information or if you cannot make the March 1st date and time, please contact Carolyn White directly at (908) 233-2700 x248 or cwhite@westfieldynj.org.
 
The Y is the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Visit www.westfieldynj.org to learn more about Westfield Area Y programs. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.
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