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Early Learning Readiness
Family, Friend, and Neighbor Caregiver Program
The YMCA of Austin is currently offering FREE programs for adult caregivers and the children for whom they care.
The Early Learning Readiness (ELR) program will provide a stimulating environment to help children (2 - 4 years) develop the physical, verbal, and social skills which they'll need to be school-ready. Caregivers will learn how children develop and how to encourage skill building at home. The program is designed after the successful Tutu and Me program from Hawaii.
Curriculum addresses the holistic development of young children by supporting brain development, early literacy, healthy habits development, and strong parents skills. The ELR program will help lay the foundation for future and ongoing achievement and success.
Program is geared toward families without access to other early childhood options. Programs will begin this fall and follow the Austin ISD academic calendar.
Who Can Participate?
Children ages 2 to 4 years old & their adult caregivers.
Caregivers can be anybody -- parent, aunt or uncle, older brother or sister, grandparent, neighbor, or even nanny
Program Locations & Hours
How to Register
Call (512) 236-9622 to enroll over the phone. Enrollment is available even after program has begun.
*Volunteers needed as well
Missy Quintela, Program Director, firstname.lastname@example.org or 236-9622 ex. 357
Samantha Ryan, Program Director, email@example.com or 236-9622 ex. 324