number of openings are available in the Novato Youth
Center’s Early Care and
Childhood Education Program for ages 18 months through 5 years. Hours of
operation are Monday – Friday, 7:00am to 6:00pm, with some part-time spots
available. Licensed by the California
Department of Education (#213001794), the program offers an academic curriculum
designed for school readiness, and a variety of enrichment activities that
foster social, physical, emotional and academic development.
Teachers are nurturing professionals, specializing in the age group they teach, and hold current Child Development Permits and/or Teaching Credentials. They provide experience, expertise and enthusiasm in providing monthly theme-based activities with low teacher/child ratios. The Center’s curriculum fosters reading, art, music, science, socialization skills and includes a socio-emotional component called Second Step, which builds skills in the areas of sharing, manners, learning to ask for help and calming techniques. With a healthy balance of structure and self guided activities, children graduate from the Center well rounded, and well-prepared for a successful Kindergarten experience.
One all-inclusive fee includes nutritious daily snacks and meals with dietary needs accommodated all field trips and age-appropriate supplies and activities. Three age-specific outdoor playgrounds provide safe opportunities for fresh air, fun and friendships.
Parent participation and family engagement is encouraged and supported, with an open door policy, ongoing volunteer opportunities, parenting workshops and social gatherings throughout the year.
The Center also provides year long programs for grades K through 8th graders, and is currently gearing up for an enriching, adventurous and inspiring summer!
A private nonprofit organization located at 680 Wilson Avenue in Novato, the Center is in its 37th year of serving 3,400 youth and families annually. Its mission is to inspire and prepare youth to succeed. For more information or to schedule a tour, please contact Heather Sorber the Center’s Child Development Coordinator at 892-1643, ext. 237 or firstname.lastname@example.org.