Early Learning | Boys & Girls Clubs of Kennebec Valley
0-5 Early Learning Programs
We offer multi-faceted programs designed to give children the strong social-emotional, cognitive, and language skills needed to succeed in school and life
Infant Care—Ages 6 weeks to around 15 months
Activities include playing with age appropriate toys, dabbling with art, imitating and pretending, enjoying stories and books, tasting and preparing food, exploring sand and water, having fun with music and movement, and developing routines such as hellos and goodbyes, diapering and early toileting, eating and mealtimes, nap-time, and getting dressed.
We provide breakfast, lunch and snacks for infants at finger food stage and up.
Parents provide breast milk/formula, bottles and nipples (enough for each feeding for the day), diapers, wipes, extra clothing for each day, cereal, stage foods and any specialty foods we do not provide.
Toddler Care—Ages around 15 months to 3 years
Activities include toilet learning, self help skills such as tooth brushing and hand washing, a developmentally age appropriate curriculum with fine and gross motor skills, a variety of arts, crafts, social, and emotional activities.
We provide breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack. Parents provide diapers, wipes and extra clothes.
Early Preschool Care—Ages 2 1/2 to 4 years
Activities include toilet learning, self help skills such as tooth brushing, hand washing and preparing to become a full-time preschool student, a developmentally age appropriate curriculum with fine and gross motor skills, a variety of arts, crafts, social, and emotional activities.
We provide breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack. Parents provide diapers, wipes and extra clothes.
Preschool—Age 3 to 5 years (Fully toilet trained)
The preschool program provides a variety of fun and educational activities to help your child feel comfortable learning and playing in a group setting. Your child will be encouraged to explore the world through a variety of activities such as free play, cooking, arts and crafts, music & movement, games and dramatic play. These activities help your child develop sensory, gross and fine motor skills, as well as social and emotional skills. Pre-writing and other literacy activities such as number, letter and color recognition foster an early love of learning.
Children may bring comfort items to have during rest time. We also require children to bring a change of clothes. We offer breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack.
Registration forms for all club programs are available in the front office or can be downloaded here. Before a child may begin the Early Learning programming, his or her parent/guardian must meet with the program director and complete all forms. Spaces are limited in Early Learning, so there is a waiting list. To check Early Learning program availability or ask questions, call 582-8458 and speak to Dawna Gregoire.