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Preschool CentralWelcome to Preschool Central at the Steele Creek YMCA!

Preschool Central is your one-stop information center providing all the details and information you need so you’ll know what to expect and your child will be prepared for a wonderful year of learning and growth. We strive to create a worry-free experience where parents feel secure about their children in our care. We’re excited to nurture and teach your child at preschool this year!

PRESCHOOL INFORMATION

Teacher Classroom List
Teacher/Classroom List
Supply List
Supply List
Schedule
Schedule / Calendar
Snack
Food / Snack Info
Newsletter
Newsletter
Add Ons
Program Add-Ons
Pick Up
Drop-Off / Pick-Up
Payment
Payment Procedures
Contact
Contact Us


Teacher Classroom List
Teacher / Classroom List
Our preschool is staffed with capable and caring teachers who are eager to work with your child. Each are trained in early child development and exemplify outstanding character, compassion and love for children.
 
Active Adventurers Preschool>>
Encouraging learning and self-discovery through engaging activities and unplanned play.
 
Creative Adventurers Preschool>>
This preschool program inspires creativity and discovery through an arts-focused curriculum.
 
DEVELOPMENTAL GOALS OF OUR PROGRAMS
Each teacher strives to enhance your child’s self-esteem and help them reach their God-given potential.  We focus on teaching your child the Y’s Five Building Blocks (fine and gross motor skills, socialization, education and healthy choices) through age-based science, art and music programs all taught in a Christian environment. Academic pursuits will include the classics such as the alphabet, numbers, nursery rhymes, colors and bible stories. Additionally, your child will be exposed to crafts, puzzles, musical instruments, and other activities to stimulate fine motor control.  
 
Supply List
Throughout the school year we use a lot of supplies for communication, crafts, gross motor and daily care. We appreciate donation of items that are frequently used. We will distribute and use these throughout the year for the entire program. 
 
If you are able, please consider sending the following items to preschool with your child at the orientation meeting or on their first day of school:
  • One box of tissues     
  • Two containers of baby wipes                              
  • One bottle of hand SOAP
  • One box of zip-lock sandwich bags                        
  • Two boxes of zip-lock gallon bags
  • Two poly 2-pocket portfolio with fasteners             
  • One bottle of hand sanitizer
3 – 5 Year-Olds also bring:
  • One 1-inch binder
  • Eight pocket tabs
  • Clear page protectors
Additionally, if you have any gently used toys or books that your children have grown out of and would like to donate them to the preschool, please send them to the program office. 
 
Aside from the communal supplies listed above, we ask that you LABEL ALL your child’s personal belongings with his or her name. We can’t emphasize enough the importance of this, as all too often teachers are unable to determine the owner of unlabeled items. 
 
Schedule
Our preschool follows the CMS School Calendar for teacher workdays, school closures and holidays. Here are a list of important days and events to remember for our school year:
 
AUGUST
  • Preschool Orientation: Thursday, August 31  
SEPTEMBER
  • First Day of School: Tuesday, September 5 / Wednesday, September 6 / Friday, September 8
  • School Spirit Week: Monday, September 11 - Friday, September 15
  • Wear Red: Monday, September 18 and Tuesday, September 29
  • Fall Pictures: To Be Announced
OCTOBER
  • Farm Day: Wednesday, October 4 & Thursday, October 5 (Wed/Thurs 4, 5)
  • School Spirit Week: Monday, October 9 - Friday, October 13
  • Wear Orange: Monday, October 16 & Tuesday, October 17
  • Costume Parade: Wednesday, October 26 & Thursday, October 27
  • No School | Teacher Work Day: Monday, October 30
NOVEMBER
  • School Spirit Week: Monday, November 6 - Thursday, November 9
  • No School: Friday, November 10
  • Wear Brown: Monday, November 13 & Tuesday, November 14
  • Thanksgiving Feast: Monday, November 20 & Tuesday, November 21
  • No School | Thanksgiving Break: Wednesday, November 22 - Friday, November 24
DECEMBER
  • School Spirit Week: Monday, December 4 - Friday, December 8
  • Wear Green: Monday, December 11 & Tuesday, December 12
  • Christmas Program: Friday, December 15
  • No School | Winter Break: Wednesday, December 20 - Tuesday, January 2
JANUARY
  • No School: Monday, January 1 & Tuesday, January 2
  • School Spirit Week: Wednesday, January 3 - Friday, January 5
  • Wear Blue: Monday, January 8 & Tuesday, January 9
  • No School | Martin Luther King Day: Monday, January 15
  • No School | Teacher Work Day: Monday, January 22
FEBRUARY
  • School Spirit Week: Monday, February 5 - Friday, February 9
  • Wear Pink: Monday, February 12 & Tuesday, February 13
  • No School | Teacher Work Day: Monday, February 16
MARCH
  • School Spirit Week: Monday, March 5 - Friday, March 9
  • Wear Yellow: Monday, March 12 - Tuesday, March 13
  • No School: Thursday, March 29
  • No School: Friday, March 30
APRIL
  • No School | Spring Break: Monday, April 2 - Friday, April 6
  • Healthy Kids Week: Monday, April 9 - Thursday, April 12
  • School Spirit Week: Monday, April 16 - Friday, April 20
  • Wear Purple: Monday, April 23 & Tuesday, April 24
  • Spring Pictures: To Be Announced
MAY
  • School Spirit Week: Monday, May 7 - Friday, May 11
  • Muffins with Mom: Wednesday, May 2 & Thursday, May 3
  • Donuts with Dad: Wednesday, May 16 & Thursday, May 17
  • Wear Black & White: Monday, May 14 & Tuesday, May 15
  • Family Party: Wednesday, May 23 - Thursday, May 24
  • Last Day of School Graduation: Friday, May 25
     
Food
Food / Snack Info
Please pack a nutritious morning snack and lunch each day for your preschooler. Teachers will monitor the students during lunch each day to insure safety and assist with opening containers. However, they will NOT be responsible for the order or amount your child chooses to eat of his or her lunch items nor will lunches be heated. You are encouraged to use insulated containers to keep your child’s lunch appropriately hot or cold.

ALLERGIES
The Steele Creek YMCA Preschool program is a peanut-sensitive facility and we ask that you do not send peanut products. While we’re committed to be a tree nut friendly facility, we cannot guarantee that nuts will not find their way into our facility. We ask that you continue to take every precaution to protect yourself and your children from unwanted exposure to allergies.

 
Newsletter
Newsletter
We want our parents to be involved and feel informed. Your child’s backpack and daily communication folder will be used to transport news, papers, messages and crafts. Please check your child’s backpack after school each day to insure that you don’t miss any important news and information about the program.
 
Add Ons
Program Add-Ons
Extend your child’s preschool day with fun and educational day activities at the Steele Creek Y with our Preschool Clubs!
 
Pick Up 
Drop-Off begins at 9:00 AM until 9:15 AM.
 
Pick-Up begins at 1:00 PM until 1:15 PM.
 
AUTHORIZATION
Only parents and other authorized people will be permitted to pick up a child from our program. All authorized individuals will need to be prepared to have a photo stored in our system or show photo id at the time of pick up. “One-Off” pick-up authorization (like a grandparent in town) will be honored if submitted to staff in writing, and will still be required to show photo identification.
 
To ensure the safety of all children in our programs, we need your most current information. The quickest and easiest way is to go to your account on the website and update your information online. You can also update your information at the branch.
 
Payment
Payment Procedures
REGISTRATION FEES
Registration fees and supply fees are due at the time of registration and are non-refundable.
  • $75 for Members
  • $100 for Non-Members
SUPPLY FEES
  • $65 for Active Adventures Preschool participants
  • $150 Creative Adventures Preschool participants
PAYMENT OPTIONS
  • Bank Draft: Monthly drafts will occur on the 15th of the month beginning on 8/15/17 and ending on 4/15/18 for 9 total payments
  • Debit/Credit Card Draft: Monthly drafts will occur on the 15th of the month beginning on 8/15/17 and ending on 4/15/18 for 9 total payments
  • Pay in full at time of registration
LATE PAYMENT POLICY
Monthly payments received after the scheduled due dates will be charged an additional $25 fee.

CANCELLATION / TRANSFER POLICY
Cancellations or withdrawal from the preschool program will require a 15 days written notice. Parents will be responsible for paying for all days of service through the end of the 15 days notice period.
 
PROGRAM ADJUSTMENT RATE
As part of our My Y Pricing rate structure, an adjusted program rate is available to all who qualify. Both Members and non-members must provide income verification at the Sales and Service Desk in order to receive an adjusted program rate. 
 
Contact Us
Contact Us
Olivia Gant, Youth Services Director

Jasmine Young, Active Adventurers Coordinator

Active Adventurers
steelecreekpreschool@ymcacharlotte.org | 704 534 6540

Creative Adventurers
steelecreekpreschool@ymcacharlotte.org | 704 621 6106

Phones are only answered during operational hours and are ONLY for parent communication for current participants. All questions regarding registration, pricing, availability, etc. need to be directed to 704 716 4900.

For more information, please stop by or contact:
Sales & Service Center | 704 716 4900