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Strengthening Our Military Family®


Operation Little Learners



Armed Service YMCA’s Operation Little Learners education program provides support and builds confidence in parents in their roles as their child's first teacher.

Find Operation Little Learners at an Armed Services YMCA branch near you

The program:

  • provides activities to enhance cognitive, emotional, social, motor and other skills of children ages 2-5 years old. 
  • focuses on phonics, writing, science, and math skills, each student graduates fully prepared for Kindergarten.
  • gives tools to parents to enhance child development
  • offers an opportunity for early learning and bonding
  • provides a connection to a community of support and fun and engaging activities to ensure that parents and their child/children learn ways to grow together as a family.
  • offers an opportunity to form relationships in the military community.
  • results in stronger and more resilient parents and children who develop and grow with the organized curriculum, and connect to a support network filled with other parents experiencing the same military life challenges.