New YMCA Initiative Offers Free Training for Early Learning Providers Serving Atlanta’s Westside

The YMCA of Metro Atlanta, in partnership with The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, is committed to supporting and empowering Westside early childcare providers to reach their full potential.

The “You Are the Promise” initiative, which provides free training, technical assistance and business resources to support the broader early childhood education initiatives in the Westside, is offered at no cost to providers in the 30318 and 30314 zip codes.

Through the partnership, the Y leverages its expertise in delivering professional development training in the field of early learning to enhance the quality of services for children in the community. Training includes everything from safety and compliance best practices to Y signature programs — Read Right from the Start and STEAM.

The goal is to reach more than 50 providers in three years while building trust, improving the quality of early childcare services and leveraging the Y’s network to advocate for providers with limited access and resources.


By Erica K. Faulkner
Director of Content and Social Media