YMCA Child Care at Owen Brown

Preschool in Columbia, MD 21045

9270 Homespun Drive
Columbia, MD 21045
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Y Journeys Preschool programs are located in Baltimore
City and Baltimore, Carroll, Harford and Howard Counties. All Y Journeys Preschool Centers are licensed by the Maryland State Office of Child Care and most are MSDE (Maryland State Department of Education) Accredited. Call your nearest Y Journeys location for more information about the program.

Y Journeys in Enrichment Before and After School brings learning and fun together in a safe, convenient and nurturing environment where character development is as important as skill development. We provide enriching activities that reinforce lessons learned in the classroom during those critical before and after school hours.

Y Journeys Enrichment programs are primarily located inside your child’s elementary or middle school, and some are also offered at various Y of Central Maryland family centers. Transportation is provided for some locations and for many locations, hours start as early as 7:00am and end as late as 6:00pm.

Child Ages:
6 weeks - 14 years
Licenses & Accreditations:
Maryland State Department of Education Division of Early Childhood Development
Children per Teacher:
Infant: -/-, Toddler: -/-, Pre k: -/-, Afterschool: 15/1
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM

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At the Y, each day is a journey of discovery and learning. How do plants grow? Who is George Washington? What is respect? How do I sort by color? How do things float? Who is Eric Carle? By using the Creative Curriculum (for children ages 6 weeks to 2 years) and the Core Knowl-edge Preschool Curriculum (for children ages 3 to 5 years), our teachers carefully plan activities to ensure that your child will develop the academic and social skills needed for kindergarten and beyond:

Language & Literacy – Reciting nursery rhymes, finger plays and songs. Increasing vocabulary. Reading stories and story-telling. Learning reading and writing skills.
Physical Well-being – Implementing movement, coordination, and fine and gross motor development through outdoor play and the I Am Moving, I Am Learning curriculum.
Social & Emotional Development – Learning social skills and work habits. Understanding rules and following directions.
Math – Discovering mathematical concepts, including patterning, sequencing, counting, grouping and sorting to
name a few.
Science – Making predictions and understanding the physical world around us.
Music – Identifying sounds and rhythms. Singing, dancing and playing instruments.
Visual Arts – Producing art using various media and techniques. Examining and appreciating artwork.
Character Development – Implementing the Y core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

All of this allows us to provide asset-rich programs that meet or exceed state standards and help young children build developmental assets- the building blocks that shape children into caring, responsible and successful members of society.


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