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“My youngest son, Michael, started at the Hayes-Taylor YMCA preschool soon after he turned one year old. He was very shy and timid and cried every day when I dropped him off.

After several months, he no longer cried and eventually started walking in on his own and was eager to talk with his teachers. He is learning numerous things, which I feel he would not have known if it was not for the YMCA.

Being a single father of three boys, I have been so fortunate that they all could attend Hayes-Taylor’s Preschool, thanks to the financial assistance program. When my oldest started kindergarten, he was on target or above grade level. His teacher even asked where he had attended Pre-K, and I was proud to say the Hayes-Taylor YMCA!”

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