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Metro YMCAs Offer Virtual Kindergarten Readiness Support

The Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges now offers a new Virtual Kindergarten Readiness Program to help preschool-age children develop the skills they’ll need as kindergarteners.

By: Mollie Shauger | Apr 20, 2020

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Metro YMCAs Introduce Program to Support Virtual School Instruction

The Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges has launched a new Distance Learning Support program to ease the burden on parents who are now juggling work duties with school instruction at home. The program offers virtual one-on-one support to youth in grades K-8 as they complete e-learning assignments. 

By: Mollie Shauger | Apr 02, 2020

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How to Help Children Practice Mindfulness

Practicing mindfulness can help relieve stress and anxiety in children, while promoting happiness.

By: Mollie Shauger | Dec 10, 2019

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Cyberbullying: Tips for Keeping Kids Safe Online

Do you know what your child is doing online - more specifically, their online conversations and what they post on social media? 

By: Joyce Fein | Sep 30, 2019

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Everyday Ways to Boost a Child's Self-Esteem

Self-esteem is important in building a child’s confidence, body image and identity. Here are some ways to build your child’s self-esteem on a daily basis.

By: Mollie Shauger | Sep 27, 2019