Develop, Build, Nurture Your Preschooler at the Y

August 4, 2011

Join us for Preschool/Pre-K Orientation Aug. 15

NEW CASTLE, Pa., Aug. 4, 2011 – An orientation will be held on Aug. 15 for new enrollees of the New Castle Community YMCA preschool and pre-K programs. Come meet our certified and nurturing staff and learn more about our creative curriculum for children, age 2-5. The meeting begins at 6 p.m.; the first day of school is Aug. 22.

Child Development Center Director, Dale Squicquero, said, “Research shows children learn through play and they construct their knowledge by touching, tasting, smelling, watching, listening, thinking and doing. Our child-centered curriculum encourages kids to explore music and movement, science and nature, families and culture, art and drama, and language arts and mathematics. Physical education and learn to swim classes are also included in the curriculum.”

To register your child for the Y’s preschool, an application must be completed and a $35 registration fee and $20 supply fee will be collected. Applications are available at the Child Development Center from 6:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday to Friday.  Forms must be returned to the Child Development Center before a child is officially enrolled. Preschool for two-year olds is Tue and Thur from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Preschool for 3, 4 and 5 year olds is Mon-Fri from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Please call Child Development Center with questions, 724.658.4766, ext. 23.

About the Y

At the Y, we strengthen our community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. We engage 6,000 men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the county’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Rooted in the Lawrence County community for 145 years, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. Learn more at