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Friday, April 11, 2008

04/11/08 - A Greenwich asset- Community support allows about 22% of the YMCA children to receive financial assistance for full-day childcare

Nicolette Walters and her daughter Ellie, 1, attended the YMCA event.

Greenwich YMCA Childcare turns 20

Via The Greenwich Post

The Greenwich Family YMCA Childcare Center celebrated 20 years on Friday, April 4. Staff, volunteers, parents and their children celebrated with a breakfast at the St. Roch location.

For 20 years, the childcare program has adapted to the growing community’s needs by adding a new gym, restoring the playground and renovating classrooms.

The Greenwich YMCA’s childcare center is the largest and most affordable program in Fairfield County.

“The facility has grown through word of mouth, and we are at capacity with all the programs that we offer," said Kim Canales, head teacher of the 4-year-olds classroom, who has been with the program for more 20 years.....

About the YMCA

The Greenwich Family Y has been a recognized leader and partner in the Greenwich community since 1916. The Y’s mission is to enrich the community by promoting positive values through programs that build healthy kids and strong families. For more information, call 869-1630 or visit Gwymca.org.

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