YMCA School-Age programs offer part-time and full-time child care for children Kindergarten through 8th Grade. YMCA School-Age program operates before and after school during the school year and all day on no-school days and during the summer. School-Age programs provide children with a wide variety of activities that help children grow personally, learn values, improve personal relationships, appreciate diversity, become better leaders, and develop specific skills and assets. Children in our programs benefit from a safe and nurturing environment that incorporates character values, provides positive adult role models, and develops necessary skills.
All of our YMCA School-Age programs create lesson plans and activities based on the latest research and best practices in school-age development. Activities align our school-age programming with evidence-based lesson plans while remaining flexible to foster each child’s cognitive, social-emotional, and physical development by sparking an interest in learning through hands-on projects. Each day children will be engaged through a wide variety of activities including physical activity, STEM, arts & crafts, FUN, and homework help.
Transportation: Our fleet of school buses provide transportation to and from several schools. Scroll down for locations. Tuition: Tuition is due on the Monday of each week. Autopay is available. Y Members receive a 3% discount on tuition. Fees are nonrefundable and due annually at the time of enrollment.
We know there will be a learning curve for everyone as we head into the 2020–2021 school year, but we also know that we will grow and learn while having FUN at the Y! We’ve created a program model that we guarantee will be a safe and fun experience for every child. Here’s what you can expect:
YMCA staff have been trained in COVID-19 safety practices.
YMCA staff will clean and disinfect throughout the day focusing on high usage areas and surfaces.
YMCA Staff will wear face masks.
Children will be required to wear face masks while indoors and outside.
Children and YMCA staff will be screened prior to entering the center.
Children and YMCA staff who do not pass the YMCA Health Screening will be required to meet strict return to the program guidelines.
Children will be required to sanitize or wash their hands upon arrival.
To the extent possible, children will remain with the same YMCA staff member/group for the duration of the day.
Children will practice social distancing to the extent possible and within reason.
Children will have multiple handwashing opportunities throughout the day.
Children should bring their own reusable water bottle as drinking from shared water foundations will be prohibited.
The center will have engaging academic activities to help encourage learning and building skills.
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