P.H. Miller Preschool & Fox Valley Family YMCA Team Up to Provide Free Preschool and the Option of Full-Day Child Care for the Community

For Immediate Release

Together, Plano Community School District 88 and the Fox Valley Family YMCA are excited to announce a new partnership in an effort to address the growing need for full-day child care and pre-K educational opportunities in our community.

The partnership will give qualified 3–5-year-olds free half-day preschool provided by P.H. Miller Preschool with the opportunity for full-day child care provided by the Fox Valley Family YMCA beginning school year 2022-23. This program will be available on-site at the Fox Valley Family YMCA.

“Access to quality early learning programming and child care is one of the biggest indicators of school readiness for children birth to five.  This partnership will expand district preschool slots while also meeting full-day child care needs of working families in one location. Plano District 88 and the Y will be able to build stronger relationships with families, pool resources and shared services as well as identify and address learning gaps.” Dana Lowe, YMCA Early Learning Academy Director

“We are very excited about this partnership since it will allow us to provide more options to the families in our community. We are looking forward to the collaboration with the staff at the YMCA so that we can all learn and grow together to provide education and care to children AND quality and convenience to families.” Laurel Mateyka, P.H. Miller Elementary School Principal

YMCA CEO, Stephanie Wayne states, “Plano 88 and the Y’s Board of Directors have overwhelmingly approved this collaboration.  We know the positive impact investing in birth to five development has on later learning benchmarks and are excited to support this opportunity.”

To receive more information about this opportunity, email Laurel Mateyka at [email protected]

Learn more about Fox Valley Family YMCA’s mission at www.foxvalleyymca.org/about-us/mission-and-vision and P.H. Miller Preschool at https://www.plano88.org/o/ph-miller-prek

Left to right: Stephanie Wayne, FVFY CEO, Laurel Mateyka, P.H. Miller Principle, Dana Lowe, YMCA Early Learning Academy Director

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