12 months – 5 years

IMG_9885The Early Care and Education programs at the Novato Youth Center provide care, curricula, and activities that enrich and enhance each child’s cognitive, language, social, emotional, physical, and creative development. From 12 months to kindergarten, we know these formative years are critical to your child’s development and success in life.

We offer programs that support your child in these early years, including and Youth and Family Counseling.

Our one-of-a-kind facility features age appropriate classrooms and playgrounds, a healthy food program tailoring to special dietary needs, full size indoor gym, and counseling rooms. Our committed and caring staff is professionally trained experts in their field. We look forward to meeting your child and family to see how our programs can support your needs.

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Whether taking a first step or mastering the alphabet, success starts here. Caring staff bring consistency and calmness to your child in a warm environment that challenges and supports their development so that they can enter school healthy and ready to learn.
Our Early Care and Education (ECE) program is tailored to meet every child’s individual needs:

Early Care and Education Curriculum
Creative, theme-driven curriculum that aligns with California Preschool and Early Education Standards:

  • Professional staff – 100% of teachers have current Child Development Permits or Teaching Credentials & CPR/First Aid certification
  • Annual parent-teacher conference with ongoing assessments and referrals for children with special needs
  • Teacher and child-guided activities in a variety of learning centers
  • Fun themes that determine weekly activities, including topics such as health and nutrition, environmental awareness, cultural diversity and more
  • 3 age-appropriate playgrounds
  • Indoor gymnasium for rainy days

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We view parents as a child’s first teacher and encourage active parental and family involvement in supporting children’s growth and development from day one. In partnership with parents/guardians, our teachers take an individualized approach to strengthening the four main areas of a child’s development: social/emotional, physical,cognitive and language. We discuss these issues upon enrollment and during annual Parent-Teacher conferences. We also invite parents to get more involved by:

  • Attending workshops on topics such as Potty Training, Positive Parenting, Kindergarten Transition, Supporting Literacy at Home and more
  • Attending Field Trips
  • Volunteering in the Classroom
  • Fundraising for Your Child’s classroom
  • Leadership Opportunities

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CLICK HERE to view out 2016-17 closure dates (CLICK HERE for Spanish).

To register, schedule a tour, or find out more, email us at enroll@novatoyouthcenter.org