Sally Cicotte leads circle time at a YMCA early learning readiness program in Federalsburg, Md., on  Oct. 10, 2013. Thirty YMCAs nationwide are helping parents and others who take care of children during the day teach some of the skills they'll need in kindergarten.
Sally Cicotte leads circle time at a YMCA early learning readiness program in Federalsburg, Md., on Oct. 10, 2013. Thirty YMCAs nationwide are helping parents and others who take care of children during the day teach some of the skills they'll need in kindergarten. MCT
Sally Cicotte leads circle time at a YMCA early learning readiness program in Federalsburg, Md., on Oct. 10, 2013. Thirty YMCAs nationwide are helping parents and others who take care of children during the day teach some of the skills they'll need in kindergarten. MCT

YMCA preschools fill a need by trying to close education gap

October 23, 2013 6:00 AM