Early Care & Education 

Licensed by the New York State Office of Children & Family Services, YWCA Jamestown's Early Care & Education program has over 40 years of dedicated service to our community!

  • Creative Curriculum is used in all classrooms. 

  • Teaching Strategies Gold individual child portfolios created 

  • Bi-yearly Individual Development Assessments are completed. 

  • Certified Teachers and highly trained staff.

  • Participating member of Quality Stars NY

 

 

Classrooms:


Bumble Bears (Infant Program):

  • from age 6 weeks to 18 months

  • a loving and nurturing environment

  • a wide variety of activities for growth and learning

  • a basis for future nutritional habits

Dandeelions (Preschool Program): 

  • from age 3 to 4

  • developmentally appropriate activities for 3-year-olds

  • long periods of play for exploration

  • activities planned according to learning style differences

UPK 3 Year Old Class:

  • Contract with Jamestown Public Schools

  • Open to residents in the Jamestown school District at no cost

  • 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. (with wrap care available for a fee)

  • Follows Jamestown school district calendar (September-June)

  • Certified teachers using the Creative Curriculum preparing children for UPK 4

UPK 4 Year Old Class:

  • Contract with Jamestown Public Schools

  • Open to residents in Jamestown school District at no cost

  • 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. (with wrap care available for a fee)

  • Follows Jamestown school district calendar (September-June)

  • Certified teachers, preparing children for successful future school years

Doodlebugs (Toddler Program):

  • from age 18 months to 36 months

  • consistency & structure with a confidence-building daily routine

  • sensory based curriculum

  • build vocabulary

  • build relationships with adults & children

  • positive first experience away from family

Kinderkubs (Kinder-Ready Program): 

  • from age 4 to 5

  • Kindergarten preparation

  • letter & number recognition

  • letter sounds

  • reading readiness

  • writing readiness

  • creative art projects

  • creative language projects  

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​CONTACT INFORMATION

ECE Director:​

Laura Colburn

(716) 488-2237, ext. 250

ecedirector@ywcajamestown.com

YWCA Jamestown

401 N. Main St., Jamestown, NY 14701 

ECE Assistant Director:​

Krista Hansen

(716) 488-2237, ext. 263

khansen@ywcajamestown.com

YWCA Jamestown

401 N. Main St., Jamestown, NY 14701 

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