ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT &

CHILD CARE AT THE

ILLINOIS VALLEY YMCA

PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS

Just for Two's

Just for twos is the start of your child’s preschool experience, we pack a lot into the hour-long class. The focus of the class is socialization, learning to share and taking turns we also focus on learning to transition into different class structures, art time, playtime, snack time and carpet time. We believe learning can be fun.

Please note: Your child must be two years old by September 1st to register.

Y Tykes

This class is a combined class of 3- & 4-year-old children. They must be 3 by September 1st to enroll in the class. We start everyday with carpet time, a very important part of our day where we go over our season, weather, month/day, letter of the week, letter sounds, sight words, shapes, colors etc.

There is separate planning of age-appropriate table work for the different ages of 3/4.

The 3-year-olds will be introduced to fine motor skills, writing their name, number/letter recognition, cutting skills, coloring, painting, counting, tracing etc.

The 4-year-olds will work on all of that, but bumped up to their level, as well as kindergarten readiness skills and table work.

We work on developing important social skills necessary in preparing all our students for kindergarten. They will learn how to share, follow simple directions, participate in group activities and communicating their wants and needs.

Program2021 Fees
Just for Two's
Y TykesFee: $135/Month

*No registrations accepted without fees and signed forms. $75 registration and supply fee which is non-refundable.
Before and After-School Care
Child Watch
Summer Camp

Preschool Programs FAQ

Classes begin in September after Labor Day.

All children registering for our preschool program will need to turn in a copy of birth certificate, current doctor’s physical as well as complete immunization record.

Just for Two’s

Days: Tuesday & Thursday

Time: 9–10A

Y Tykes

Days: Monday – Thursday

Time: 9A – 12P

We follow the Peru Public School System for holiday days off and snow days. When in doubt for snow days, listen to WAJK/WLPO.

Children do not need to be potty trained; however, we do not change them, and parents will be called if need be.

We do not tumble anymore; however, we swim monthly.

For additional information or questions about our preschool programs, send us an email.

Teachers

Nancy Piccatto

Nancy Piccatto has been with the Y Tykes Program for 17+ years.

Julie Kobold

Julie Kobold has been with the Just for Two’s Program for 15 years.

CHILD CARE