Jessi & Ryan’s Story

Jessi and Ryan’s eight-month-old daughter Beatrice is a student in the Chickadee’s classroom and their two-year-old son, Arlo, is a student in the Raven’s classroom at the YMCA’s Learning Center.

Jessi and Ryan’s eight-month-old daughter Beatrice is a student in the Chickadee’s classroom and their two-year-old son, Arlo, is a student in the Raven’s classroom at the YMCA’s Learning Center.

Jessi and Ryan enrolled their children at the Learning Center this past July, after nearly two pandemic-dominated years of juggling child care responsibilities between the two of them and working with an in-home-care provider.

After a job change that limited Ryan’s work flexibility and with in-home care becoming prohibitively expensive, Jessi and Ryan came to the conclusion that they needed to explore other child care options.

They had struggled to find a center that fit their needs that also offered a part-time care option, and they were (and continue to be) extremely impressed with the staff, facility, and quality of care provided by the Learning Center, and therefore they decided to take the leap and enroll their children.

Over the past six months, Jessi and Ryan have seen both of their children blossom at the Learning Center, particularly the two-year-old, Arlo.

After spending nearly two years at home with limited socialization due to pandemic precautions, Jessi and Ryan felt like Arlo was supremely supported by his teachers Miss Izzy and Miss Sofia as he navigated integrating with peers and making friends. In addition to his broadening social skills, Arlo has made great strides in his language and physical abilities as he works through a well-developed curriculum.

Jessi and Ryan’s experience at the Learning Center has been everything they could have hoped for and better than they could have imagined at the same time.

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