Ready to Learn, is a YMCA/USA Early Learning Readiness Achievement Gap Program designed to prepare children from poverty, immigrant and refugee families for school. The YMCA of Greater Omaha is collaborating with the South Omaha YMCA and other local partners to provide Early Learning Readiness education classes for the South Omaha community. The program is focused on providing a nurturing, educational environment for children and their caregivers and parents to learn together. Children who would have no opportunity to attend preschool prior to starting kindergarten are taught Skills they need to be school ready including:-problem solving
-communication
-literacy
-fine motor
-personal-social skills
The program educators assist the caregiver/parent in guiding the child’s learning through 13 strategically planned activity centers. Structured physical education is also provided in the gym and outdoor playground area.
Classes are offered at the South YMCA on 3010 R Street on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:00am-12:00pm.