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Early Learning Center in Bethesda-Chevy Chase

YMCA Bethesda-Chevy Chase Early Learning Center offers a full-day early learning program for children ages 2 years to 5 years old. Students spend their days in a fun and educational learning environment that offers flexible options to meet the needs of the families in our community.

YMCA Early Learning Program uses The Creative Curriculum™ in conjunction with the Gold assessment tool. Creative Curriculum™ incorporates experiences that permit learning through guided play and active discovery. The curriculum focuses on the development of the whole child—cognitive, social, and physical.


  • A safe and nurturing environment, instilling socially-conscious values and reinforcing positive skills
  • Tadpoles Program (electronic check-in/out and daily reporting system)
  • Enrichment programs (a series of project-based learning units of study which encompass the arts, science, and physical activity)
  • Field trips, in-house performances, and special events
  • Additional youth sports classes, swimming, and club activities available
  • Community events and outreach


Full-Day Early Learning Program:
7am -6pm (10-hour max drop-off per day)
Tuition includes breakfast, lunch and a snack

Lynn Suter – Early Learning Director at Lynn.Suter@ymcadc.org