The 14th Street Y believes in supporting the whole family. Its early childhood education programs draw on children’s inherent curiosity and sense of wonder. The 14Y believes children are naturally competent, capable learners with a built-in ability to devise their own ideas and persist in tackling them.
The 14Y's approach to learning also emphasizes socialization. At the 14th Street Y Preschool, children begin to build relationships with peers and with adults other than parents and caregivers, acquiring a set of skills they will carry through life.