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Before And After School Care

Visit our registration page to enter your child’s school or district to find out if the YMCA program is offered at your child’s school site and register today.

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The Y makes the most of your child’s after school time by offering active learning opportunities designed to engage and expand young minds. Housed in local schools, YMCA After School Care gives your child the opportunity to participate in active play and collaborate on fun projects. But YMCA After School programs are more than child care. They offer a path with a purpose. Students engage in a variety of structured activities that promote positive social interactions, indoor and outdoor play and reinforce academic learning concepts, as well as lessons in empathy, inclusion and service learning.

General Information
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A Typical Day at the Y After School Program

Y Community Time

Welcome children into the program; this can consist of a formal greeting, icebreakers or group games. Students receive a healthy snack that includes a whole grain, fruit and water. NEW: During this time, staff will be trained to use evidenced-based social-emotional learning (SEL) activities to promote diversity, inclusion, empathy, compassion and critical thinking.

Brain Power Hour

Dedicated time for students to work on daily homework and participate in self-guided academic learning centers. Students will be allowed to use any technology device needed to assist with homework, with parent’s permission. YMCA hires campus certified teachers to assist with homework assistance for students who need support.

Exploration

Age-appropriate structured, hands-on, fun activities intended to reinforce academic learning concepts. The Y uses evidence-based curriculum-related to STEM and literacy in partnership with Scholastic Learning and others. Activities will be focused on STEM and literacy but incorporate various subjects throughout the year.

Enrichment

Age-appropriate structured enrichment activities such as music, art, theatre, DIY crafts, global awareness, service learning and character education intended to expose students to new experiences to ignite their imagination and foster a love of service and empathy for others.

Energize

Physical play activities that can take place either outside or in the gym/cafeteria or playground incorporating CATCH Kids Club curriculum.

SAMPLE ACTIVITY SCHEDULE
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Registration

Check out our site listing to find out if the YMCA program is offered at your child’s school site and register today. Transportation offered at selected sites. Special rates available for YMCA members.

To begin the registration process:

  • You must be a YMCA Facility or Impact Member to register
  • After you have become a member, we ask that you create an online account so that you can register for after school care
  • Participating children must be added to the membership profile, for selection to register for the before and after school programs
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Additional Information

  • If your child has any special needs or will need special accommodations while in our care, please contact your local Y prior to starting the registration process

Your child will not be enrolled in child care until we receive the following:

  • Signed registration form
  • Completed and signed General Liability Waiver
  • Received or scheduled payment

We ask that you have the following information on the Registration Checklist available when you begin the online registration process:

Registration Checklist

“I would like to say thank you to all the after school staff and leadership at my son’s YMCA after school program. Josh loves his time at the Y after his school day. He says he feels like the counselors are family and I’m always comfortable that when I am at work, he has a safe and supportive place to not only be cared for, but actually thrive. As a working mother, I needed affordable, quality child care, but I got so much more than that.”