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State Street Early Learning Center

The South Shore YMCA State Street Early Learning Center at our Quincy Branch provides a full-day, high quality early education and care program throughout the year.  We provide a safe and supportive environment that fosters the physical, cognitive, linguistic, emotional and social growth of children, while supporting and strengthening families.  Full-time and part-time programs are available for toddler, preschool, pre-kindergarten and kindergarten classrooms. 

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"The quality of an early education and care program matters in its ability to support a child's positive growth and development, and Massachusetts has engaged in a comprehensive initiative to support all programs in attaining high levels of quality, through the Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS).  The South Shore YMCA's State Street Early Learning Center is part of this important effort to help children learn and succeed -- their program meets high levels of standards in the QRIS thereby ensuring that they provide safe and enriching environments for children, support educators' professional development and qualifications, thoughtfully engage with families and the community, and demonstrate strong leadership.  The State Street Early Learning Center has effectively utilized the Department of Early Education and Care's resources and technical assistance to help strengthen their programs for the benefit of the children and families that they serve.  I commend their hard work, achievements and significant contribution to early education program quality in Massachusetts overall."

- Thomas L. Weber, Commissioner of Early Education and Care

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