Westport/Weston Ymca

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203-226-8981

59 Post Rd E

Westport, CT

06880

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We're thrilled with the Westport Y childcare program for both of our children. The range of activities that the kids are able to take part in is incredible, and there is appropriate supervision and guidance across the board. Our older daughter does yoga and swimming every week, cooks, visits one of three outdoor playgrounds at least once a day, and has taken five field trips this month alone. Our younger daughter, who is in the toddler classroom, visits the library, gymnasium, and Mahakeno playground at least once every week, and goes out for walks with friends and teachers each day.
The teachers know the kids well, are excellent communicators, and have a clear curriculum and objectives for the children each week. They respect the kids as individuals, give them space to grow, and gently nudge them in the right direction when they need guidance.
Another parent wrote about a poor experience in the infant classroom. Our younger daughter was in that classroom for half a year and it was wonderful. I have no idea what this parent was referring to, but it was neither the classroom nor the loving teachers that my daughter experienced.

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We're thrilled with the Westport Y childcare program for both of our children. The range of activities that the kids are able to take part in is incredible, and there is appropriate supervision and guidance across the board. Our older daughter does yoga and swimming every week, cooks, visits one of three outdoor playgrounds at least once a day, and has taken five field trips this month alone. Our younger daughter, who is in the toddler classroom, visits the library, gymnasium, and Mahakeno playground at least once every week, and goes out for walks with friends and teachers each day.
The teachers know the kids well, are excellent communicators, and have a clear curriculum and objectives for the children each week. They respect the kids as individuals, give them space to grow, and gently nudge them in the right direction when they need guidance.
Another parent wrote about a poor experience in the infant classroom. Our younger daughter was in that classroom for half a year and it was wonderful. I have no idea what this parent was referring to, but it was neither the classroom nor the loving teachers that my daughter experienced.

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I loved the program for my two boys. We started going there in 2008. Tasha the director is amazing! All the teachers there are very loving. The boys love the school and we have recommended it to many friends. The complimentary swimming class and field trip to the camp ground are awesome! If you have question regarding the school, you can feel free to contact me at liarees@gmail.com

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I loved the program for my two boys. We started going there in 2008. Tasha the director is amazing! All the teachers there are very loving. The boys love the school and we have recommended it to many friends. The complimentary swimming class and field trip to the camp ground are awesome! If you have question regarding the school, you can feel free to contact me at liarees@gmail.com

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My experience with the YMCA infant care was not good at all.

The Westport YMCA takes babies from 6 weeks old. My daughter was about 2 months old when she started there. They did not give her her bottle when they were supposed to and she on occassion went without formula for 5 hours. This is long for a small baby.

The space there is very, very small with 6 week olds and older kids running all over. They do not have a policy in place about that the older kids should not touch the babies. Although there are two partitions separating the babies from the older ones, it seemed that the older kids where allowed to mingle freely with the babies. So...one of the older kids scratched the baby's face all over (five scratches, all quite bloody). The YMCA staff just said that "this kind of thing happens all the time." They then handed me an incident form and asked me to sign it. The form had not been filled out and they in fact asked me to sign a blank form.

Also, each time I dropped off or picked up the baby, there was screaming havoc there. Kids running around, crying, and general chaos. When I'd pick her up in the evening, she most of the time would be sleeping all by herself on a bobby pillow somewhere in the corner. Hard to say this as a parent, but it was as if the staff had tossed her carelessly into corner, like a stuffed animal. No one in particular was watching over her while the older kids ran hyper all around.
And, oh yeah, she also contracted a staph infection there, the famous MRSA virus. I doubt that the Y ever notified the other parents or reported the MRSA incident. It took 2 months to get her well again.
This was my personal experience - and, unfortuantely, I'm not exaggerating But if you have a little one - find her/him another place before yours gets hurt too.
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My experience with the YMCA infant care was not good at all.

The Westport YMCA takes babies from 6 weeks old. My daughter was about 2 months old when she started there. They did not give her her bottle when they were supposed to and she on occassion went without formula for 5 hours. This is long for a small baby.

The space there is very, very small with 6 week olds and older kids running all over. They do not have a policy in place about that the older kids should not touch the babies. Although there are two partitions separating the babies from the older ones, it seemed that the older kids where allowed to mingle freely with the babies. So...one of the older kids scratched the baby's face all over (five scratches, all quite bloody). The YMCA staff just said that "this kind of thing happens all the time." They then handed me an incident form and asked me to sign it. The form had not been filled out and they in fact asked me to sign a blank form.

Also, each time I dropped off or picked up the baby, there was screaming havoc there. Kids running around, crying, and general chaos. When I'd pick her up in the evening, she most of the time would be sleeping all by herself on a bobby pillow somewhere in the corner. Hard to say this as a parent, but it was as if the staff had tossed her carelessly into corner, like a stuffed animal. No one in particular was watching over her while the older kids ran hyper all around.
And, oh yeah, she also contracted a staph infection there, the famous MRSA virus. I doubt that the Y ever notified the other parents or reported the MRSA incident. It took 2 months to get her well again.
This was my personal experience - and, unfortuantely, I'm not exaggerating But if you have a little one - find her/him another place before yours gets hurt too.
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Used for full day care before we moved. Has a good program of indoor and outdoor activities, local field trips and small classroom sizes, as well as learing activities. Did not care for the change in rooms in the afternoons very much, and the cost was very high for me personallly.

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Used for full day care before we moved. Has a good program of indoor and outdoor activities, local field trips and small classroom sizes, as well as learing activities. Did not care for the change in rooms in the afternoons very much, and the cost was very high for me personallly.

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The first U.S. branch of the YMCA started in Boston in 1851; there are now more than 2,500 locations nationwide, making it the country's largest nonprofit community service program. Each YMCA reflects the community it's…