Lowrance Family YMCA – Early Learning Center
Toddler (24 to 36 months)
During this stage of development, children are full of energy and eager to learn. Because of their inquisitive nature, the children are introduced to “circle time” where they gather on a daily basis to sing songs, listen to stories, learn Spanish, begin basic lessons including weather, letters of the alphabet and numbers. As a bonus, the YMCA also teaches toddlers simple sign language. Through this process, toddlers are enabled to further develop their language skills and learn basic concepts.
Preschool (3 & 4 years old) and Pre K (4 & 5 years old)
YMCA preschool uses developmentally appropriate practice (DAP) and the New Mexico Early Learning Guidelines to assist with the individual development of each child. Besides the developmental curriculum, children in the Preschool Program enjoy many other YMCA activities – that build self-confidence and socialization skills.
The YMCA preschool allows children to engage in an individualized curriculum, introducing them to writing, reading, counting, colors, shapes, numbers and more. The preschool classroom is equipped with many discovery centers and sensory activities that stimulate understanding of their surroundings. They are encouraged to be creative as they engage in hands on activities that allow for imagination and questioning.
Lowrance Family YMCA –Early Learning Center
6537 Airport Road
Santa Fe, NM 87507
(2 years -5 years old)
7:00am-6:00pm Monday –Friday
Toddler Program $165 per week
Preschool Program -$155 per week
Pre-K Program -$155 per week
REGISTRATION/ENROLLMENT: (provide any information regarding enrollment process including dates, records needed, registration fees if applicable; etc.)
We are currently accepting enrolling for all locations. To enroll, you can visit one of our YMCA branches to complete the enrollment application. Here is what you will need when you come in:
- Completed Preschool Enrollment Form
- 1st weeks payment or copy of CYFD contract and first month’s copay
- Current copy of your child’s shot records (will need to provide annually)
Quality Rating System
New Mexico’s Tiered Quality Rating and Improvement System (TQRIS), provides early childhood program personnel with the criteria, tools, and resources they need to improve the quality of their programs. These quality improvements focus on children’s growth, development, and learning – so that each child has an equitable opportunity to be successful when entering school.
The Essential Elements of Quality also serve as criteria used to determine a program’s STAR Level –the level of quality that is indicated on its child care license. Successfully completing the criteria corresponds to the 2+, 3, 4, or 5 STARs on a program’s license.
- Full Participation of Each Child
- Family Engagement
- Inclusive Practices for Children with Developmental Delays or Disabilities
- Culture and Language Including the Support of Dual Language Learners (DLL)
- Promoting Social Relationships
- Health Promotion and Developmental Screenings
- Professional Qualifications
- Ratios and Group sizes
All programs at the YMCA of CNM are based on a Quality Rating system.
- Lowrance Family YMCA Early Childhood Center is a 2STAR+ program currently working towards 3STAR