"Nurturing Growth Through Literature
and the Arts"
At Young Child Academy, our goal is to provide a safe, nurturing environment conducive to the emotional, physical and cognitive development of infants and young children. We value all children and strive to respect their unique abilities and potentials. We realize the importance of the family-school connection and understand optimal growth is achievable through a true partnership with parents and guardians. We also acknowledge our place within the broader community and strive to develop purposeful relationships that prove mutually meaningful and rewarding.
Testimonial from one of our Families:
Our time with YCA has been really special. Three kids over 10 years is a little hard to believe sometimes. It became part of the family routine. Infant room through Pre-K class - we experienced it all. We watched our children, grow and learn to be happy, confident, creative, curious, and well rounded little people during their time at YCA. The teachers and staff have made YCA a great place. Our kids have made friendships that have continued to this day. We have been lucky to meet such great families, and be able to maintain friendships over the years.
Leaving the other day after our "farewell visit" with the kids was somewhat abstract for them, and a bit surreal for me. Honestly, I got quite emotional as we walked out through the gates, and again while writing this message. Places like YCA are really important for individual kids and the community, and I wish every child was able to share that type of early learning our family experienced with YCA.
Gareth and Ann
Oliver, Simon, and Zoe
We believe that children learn best in a supportive environment that inspires exploration, discovery, and creative self-expression.
At Young Child Academy, we promote learning by providing a developmentally appropriate program that balances play with structured learning opportunities. Emergent literacy is nurtured through a language-rich curriculum that uses quality literature to engage learners and encourage phonological awareness. We understand that involving students in dance, drama, music, and art has a positive impact on brain development. Therefore, we incorporate daily arts-based activities in order to cultivate student creativity, while developing an awareness and appreciation for the visual and performing arts. Daily Spanish classes expose our students to a foreign language at a time when they are most receptive.
At Young Child Academy we acknowledge the artistic and cultural wealth in our community and we believe that parents are ideal resources to help tap that wealth. Therefore, we welcome opportunities to develop relationships within our community and we encourage family participation.
We are proud to be part of the
Lower Queen Anne community.
557 Roy Street
Seattle, WA 98109