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YMCA of the Suncoast expands early learning program at 3 locations

Posted at 5:42 AM, Aug 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-31 05:42:35-04

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. — The YMCA of the Suncoast is expanding an early learning program for young children to three locations in the Clearwater, Greater Ridgecrest and High Point communities.

The Early Learning Readiness Program prepares children five and under for school.

“The goal of this Y program is to build a solid foundation by providing an environment for children to play and learn while developing their physical, verbal and social skills to help prepare them for school,” said Brad Barnes, Greater Ridgecrest YMCA Executive Director. “Thanks to an informal setting with multiple play areas, caregivers and parents will learn how children develop and how they can encourage learning at home.”

The program is free to families who qualify.

Locations and times:

  • Clearwater Y: Starts Monday, August 31.
    • Where: 1005 S, Highland Ave., Clearwater
    • Days: Mondays & Wednesdays
    • Times: 9:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Greater Ridgecrest Y: Starts Tuesday, September 29.
    • Where: 1801 119th St. N., Largo
    • Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays
    • Times: 9:30-11:30 a.m.
  • High Point Mobile Site: Starts Tuesday, September 1.
    • Days: Tuesday & Thursdays
    • Times: 9:30-11:30 a.m.

For more information, call YMCA of the Suncoast Community Outreach Director Carlos Mercado at 727-559-0500.