Early Learning Readiness (ELR) will provide a stimulating environment to help children (0-5 years) develop the physical, verbal, and social skills which they'll need to be school-ready. Caregivers will learn how children develop and how to encourage skill building at home.


 

EARLY LEARNING READINESS PROGRAM

Before your little ones walk into a classroom, you are their first teacher. Through this Caregiver & Child class, you will have a safe, fun place to play, explore, and learn through songs, stories, and family activities with your children.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE

Children ages 0-5 years old & their adult caregivers. Caregivers can be anybody of legal age-parent, aunt or uncle, older brother or sister, grandparent, neighbor, or even nanny.

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • Meet twice a week
  • Your child can play with other children
  • Classes are offered in English and Spanish with the exception of the Crenshaw location. Classes at Crenshaw are available in English only.
  • Discover how to help your child learn and be ready for school
  • Meet other caregivers of young children - Resources that will help you and your family
  • View/download 2022-2023 ELR Themes & Lessons

WHAT IS THE COST

This program is provided at no charge; a membership is not required.

HOW TO REGISTER

Visit a participating YMCA location during normal operating hours. Our membership team will be happy to register you. You do not need to bring any documentation. An enrollment packet must be completed on or by the child’s first day of participation. You will receive the enrollment packet when you register.  

 


 

BRANCHES OFFERING EARLY LEARNING READINESS PROGRAM:

Southeast-Rio Vista YMCA
4801 E 58th Street, Maywood, CA 90270
Monday & Wednesday, 10am-12pm
Contact: Andrea Aguilar at AndreaAguilar@ymcaLA.org

East Los Angeles YMCA Wellness Center
Building #837, 1200 N State St, Los Angeles CA 90033
Monday & Wednesday, 10am-12pm
Contact: Rene Estrada-Martinez at ReneEstradaMartinez@ymcaLA.org.

Weingart East Lost Angeles YMCA (Branch)
2900 Whittier Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90023
Tuesday & Thursday, 1pm-3pm
Contact: Mayra Carrillo at MayraCarrillo@ymcaLA.org

Weingart YMCA Wellness & Aquatic Center
9900 S Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90044
Monday & Wednesday, 10am-12pm (Start Date TBD)
Contact: Jessica Chapeton at JessicaChapeton@ymcaLA.org

Crenshaw Family YMCA
3820 Santa Rosalia Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90008
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10am-12pm (Start Date TBD)
Contact: Jessica Chapeton at JessicaChapeton@ymcaLA.org

 


 

This program is provided to the community, free of charge, thanks to the generosity of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation and The David & Lucile Packard Foundation.

Conrad N. Hilton Foundation  The David & Lucile Packard Foundation