As your school district finalizes plans for the upcoming school year, we know that one of the concerns is how families will navigate any new school day structure while meeting the demands of work and home. The YMCA is here to support you and your family. Since March, we have provided child care to essential workers and kids in summer camp in a safe, caring and responsible way. This fall our programs will help students continue their remote learning while being part of a child care program that allowed for parents to return to work.
As a parent, you know that the hours before, and after school are critical times for a child’s development. Before and after school care at the Y provides you peace of mind, knowing your children are safe and in an environment where the learning taking place at home and school, will continue. The Y partners with families to offer homework support, healthy snacks, physical activity such as games and sports, as well as arts, science and plenty of opportunities to try new things and make great friends.
Childcare Program Packet
The YMCA Before & Afterschool Program balances the needs of youth, families and local schools in a fully licensed, supportive and nurturing environment. We believe that children should have meaningful experiences and activities that complement and expand their school experience. We also understand the role that YMCA staff play in exposing youth to positive role models who build their self-esteem and sense of community.
• Academic Support & Remote Learning
• Healthy Eating & Physical Activity
• Sports & Recreation
• Science, Technology, Engineering & Math
• Character Education
• Youth Leadership
SCHOOLS OUT CARE
YMCA programs operate year-round and when school is out to ensure children have academic enrichment and recreational opportunities when they need them most. School’s Out Care is available on most school holidays including winter and spring break. During the summer Before & Afterschool Programs transition to Day Camps and are accredited by the American Camping Association.SIGN UP
Youth Activities may be impacted by social distancing and public health mandates. Please contact your local branch and visit the Health Resource Page for up-to-date information.
Through the Y’s activities for kids, we develop the values, skills, and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health, and educational achievement. Classes teach the fundamentals of program areas in a supportive environment. Programs at the Y encourage personal expression and the freedom to create and provides new experiences for kids. Our programs run in several-week sessions throughout the year. Each Y location offers unique programs to fit that community's needs.