RANDOLPH, NJ- Little Promises “Play and Learn” at the Randolph YMCA will begin in September and offers preschoolers ages three to five a fun-filled, early education program.

The program will follow the Randolph School District calendar with two, three or five day per week options. From 9:30am to noon, preschoolers will enjoy structured activities including sign language, arts & crafts, gym time and academics using the Handwriting Without Tears curriculum.

Outdoor time in a designated play area with a sand pit will give children the opportunity to enjoy the fresh air, weather permitting. After arrival, children will also delight in circle time where they will learn colors, days and times; story time and snacks brought from home.

An optional breakfast club is offered from 8:30am to 9:30am and swim lessons once per week are included in monthly fees for children attending the program three to five days a week. Children must be toilet trained to attend Little Promises “Play and Learn.” There will be two teachers to every 12 children.

Little Promises “Play and Learn” at the Randolph YMCA will be run by Nellie Westpy, who together with her husband Anthony, is the co-owner of Little Promises Academy in Randolph.

“Nellie and Anthony will share the position of Family Program Coordinator at the Y,” said Bill Lamia, president and CEO of the Randolph YMCA. Adding, “The wealth of experience that the two bring to us will benefit the Y and our community with enhanced family programs for members and non-members.”

In addition to Little Promises “Play and Learn” at the Randolph YMCA, the Westpys plan to introduce Parent’s Night Out as well as a variety of other youth and teen programs.

According to Nellie Westpy, “Anthony and I are excited to join with the Randolph YMCA in our common goal to strengthen the community with programs that nurture children, teens, and their families.”

“The Y is a known leader in youth development and we are committed to providing a high level of service to enhance current programs,” Ms. Westpy concluded.

Bill Lamia added, “Youth programs at the Y focus on child development by providing a safe and healthy place to learn skills, develop healthy trusting relationships, and building self-reliance through the Y values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.”

For additional information about Little Promises “Play and Learn, as well as other family programs” visit randolphymca.org or email Nellie Westpy at nellie@randolphymca.org.

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Friday, August 10, 2018 - 07:01