West Seattle schools: YMCA expanding preschool at new location

Though the old location of the West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor) preschool has been demolished as the Y gets ready for Thursday’s groundbreaking on its expansion, it’s still offering preschool, and has announced an expansion. The new location for the Y’s preschool is the former E.C. Hughes Elementary in Sunrise Heights, and the Y is adding four classes of “quality and affordable halffull-day, year-round child care for children ages 2.5 to 5 years old between the hours of 7:00 am and 6:00 pm.” The program is described as “values-based with an emphasis on building self-reliance through our core values: Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility.” Teachers are experienced and professional, and the curriculum includes enrichment activities such as Spanish, swim lessons, cooking classes, and music time. Open enrollment is under way, including tonight during an open house that starts shortly, 5 pm-6:30 pm. EC Hughes is at 7740 34th SW; if you can’t stop by tonight, contact Sissi Kamalii at 206 201 0696, skamalii@seattleymca.org, or Emilia Varga at 206 399 5704, evarga@seattleymca.org.

3 Replies to "West Seattle schools: YMCA expanding preschool at new location"

  • westSeattleSteve May 31, 2016 (5:49 pm)

    I thought Seattle Public Schools was going to be renovating E. C. Hughes and moving the Roxhill program into the facility. 

    • WSB May 31, 2016 (5:58 pm)

      That was the plan but I haven’t seen any movement toward the building improvements, so I don’t know if they’re still on track for 2018 on that. Will have to follow up. Doesn’t mean the preschool wouldn’t continue there, though, if there’s capacity; Y preschool classes are at multiple schools. – TR

  • Huindekmi June 1, 2016 (9:17 am)

    The Y preschool occupies the portables at the E.C. Hughes site, not the school building itself. Currently, the preschool uses two portables. With that expansion, that should increase to four.

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