Early Learning Programs

Early Learning Programs

Our Y offers a variety of options for your child’s early development. Our programs are set up to assist you in the social, emotional, and cognitive development of your child. Our staff will strive to build a great foundation for your child in their early years.

Our YMCA offers Child Watch, Terrific Two’s and Tot Lot for young children ranging from 12 weeks to 5 years. Each of these programs will promote the skills necessary for a great foundation for your child’s early education.

Our team of staff are trained in CPR and first aid. They have undergone criminal and sexual offender background checks. Staff have also taken training to watch for signs of any abuse and are mandated reporters of such abuse.

Children enrolled into these programs will be expected to control their behaviors and not be disruptive to the class. If a child is disruptive, staff will explain to them that the behavior is not acceptable and the reason why will be given. If the behavior continues a verbal warning will be given. The next step if a child is not showing good behavior the child may be placed in a time out. The child will be placed in a time out location away from other children, where they can be supervised. The time-out length will be determined by the severity of the behavior and or the age of the child. No time-out will be longer than five minutes.  Upon completion of the time-out staff will discuss the inappropriate behavior with the child.  At the end of the day, staff will notify the parent/guardian of the behavior that led to the time-out.  the notification will come as either verbal, hand written note or email.

Our goal here at the Streator Family YMCA is to give you and your family the best experience we can. If you should ever have any questions, concerns, or comments please contact our Youth and Family Director via email or phone. [email protected] or 815-672-2148

2021-2022 Tot Lot (3 yr olds only) Tues/Thurs

All Locations
9/7/21 - 5/31/22
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Registration Information   ($20.00 One time registration fee)

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
4/12/21 5/31/22 Online / Front Desk $ 110.00-

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
09/07/21 - 09/30/21
12 / 12 Available Registration
Closed
Opens on 04/12/21
10/01/21 - 10/31/21
12 / 12 Available Registration
Closed
Opens on 04/12/21
11/01/21 - 11/30/21
12 / 12 Available Registration
Closed
Opens on 04/12/21
12/01/21 - 12/31/21
12 / 12 Available Registration
Closed
Opens on 04/12/21
01/01/22 - 01/31/22
12 / 12 Available Registration
Closed
Opens on 04/12/21
02/01/22 - 02/28/22
12 / 12 Available Registration
Closed
Opens on 04/12/21
03/01/22 - 03/31/22
12 / 12 Available Registration
Closed
Opens on 04/12/21
04/01/22 - 04/30/22
12 / 12 Available Registration
Closed
Opens on 04/12/21
05/01/22 - 05/31/22
12 / 12 Available Registration
Closed
Opens on 04/12/21

2021-2022 Tot Lot (4/5 year olds) M/W/F

All Locations
9/7/21 - 5/31/22
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This is a class for participants who will be going to Kindergarten the following school year.
Tot Lot will provide an enriching, safe and fun environment for your child to experience. Our mature staff will focus on incorporating the Y’s core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility into this program. The Tot Lot program will provide a structured and nurturing environment for young minds to grow and meet new friends. This program is designed to provide a safe, nurturing and fun atmosphere that allows children to develop social skills as well as a positive self-image.


Registration Information   ($20.00 One time registration fee)

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
4/12/21 5/31/22 Online / Front Desk $ 130.00-

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
09/07/21 - 09/30/21
12 / 12 Available Registration
Closed
Opens on 04/12/21
10/01/21 - 10/31/21
12 / 12 Available Registration
Closed
Opens on 04/12/21
11/01/21 - 11/30/21
12 / 12 Available Registration
Closed
Opens on 04/12/21
12/01/21 - 12/31/21
12 / 12 Available Registration
Closed
Opens on 04/12/21
01/01/22 - 01/31/22
12 / 12 Available Registration
Closed
Opens on 04/12/21
02/01/22 - 02/28/22
12 / 12 Available Registration
Closed
Opens on 04/12/21
03/01/22 - 03/31/22
12 / 12 Available Registration
Closed
Opens on 04/12/21
04/01/22 - 04/30/21
12 / 12 Available Registration
Closed
Opens on 04/12/21
05/01/22 - 05/31/22
12 / 12 Available Registration
Closed
Opens on 04/12/21

Remote Tot Lot

All Locations
4/1/21 - 4/30/21
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Our Remote Tot Lot program will run from September 2020 to April 2021.  Through our remote class, staff will provide daily activities for you as a parent/guardian to do with your child.  Staff will also hold virtual meetings to help engage the children. Staff will provide activities that support early education such as alphabet, numbers, fine motor skills, gross motor skills and hopefully some social, emotional skills as well.

The staff will use technology to share these activities with the parents/guardians. Such technology will be Class Dojo and Google Meets or Zoom.  We also have a private Facebook page for parents. Parents will be able to have the children do the activities at their own pace. Staff will be able to help with anything that a child may be struggling with, via email, phone or a message through the social media. Staff is here to help make this experience as smooth as possible.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
9/1/20 4/30/21 Online / Front Desk $ 25.00$ 25.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
04/01/21 - 04/30/21
27 / 30 Available Register  
Closes
04/15/2021

Tot Lot (4/5 year olds) M/W/F

All Locations
4/1/21 - 5/28/21
VIEW

This is a class for participants who will be going to Kindergarten the following school year.
Tot Lot will provide an enriching, safe and fun environment for your child to experience. Our mature staff will focus on incorporating the Y’s core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility into this program. The Tot Lot program will provide a structured and nurturing environment for young minds to grow and meet new friends. This program is designed to provide a safe, nurturing and fun atmosphere that allows children to develop social skills as well as a positive self-image.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
1/14/21 5/28/21 Online / Front Desk $ 130.00-

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
04/01/21 - 04/30/21
Mo,We,Fr - 9:00 am - 3 hrs
3 / 12 Available Register  
Closes
04/15/2021
05/01/21 - 05/28/21
Mo,We,Fr - 9:00 am - 3 hrs
3 / 12 Available Register  
Closes
05/15/2021

Tot Lot - (3 yr olds only) Tues/Thurs

All Locations
4/1/21 - 5/27/21
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Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
1/14/21 5/27/21 Online / Front Desk $ 110.00-

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
04/01/21 - 04/29/21
Tu,Th
2 / 10 Available Register  
05/01/21 - 05/27/21
Tu,Th
5 / 10 Available Register