SCHOOL AGE CHILD CARE
WHERE CHILDREN IN GRADES K-8 ENGAGE, LEARN, AND ACHIEVE
Here at the YMCA we have been providing high quality, affordable care to our local community for over 20 years. Our Y’s School Age Care program extends your child’s learning day in a fun and meaningful way! Our programs enable children to realize their potential in a place where fun & learning go hand in hand. With a focus on character development and healthy living, children experience academic, physical, and social activities, under the supervision of positive, caring role models. Parents enjoy peace of mind knowing their school-age children have safe, healthy options before and after school – right in their child’s school.
Afterschool Programs provide academic intervention, healthy activities, and enrichment opportunities throughout the school year, boosting their grades and reducing their risk-taking behaviors.
REGISTRATION IS CURRENTLY OPEN FOR SEPTEMBER 2020
For a September start we request registration by August 3rd, to ensure space and staffing.
Registration is also accepted October-June, based on license-capacity. All participants must be YMCA members and may be enrolled in the before school program, after school program, or both.
Scholarships are available; forms can be found on our website and must be received by August 3rd. Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us.
Why? Because kids thrive under supervised freedom, creative activities, learning through play and having fun!
- Homework Assistance- read more below!
- Arts & Crafts
- STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) – read more below!
- Sports and Group Games – More Information
- HEPA (Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Standards) – More Information
ACADEMIC SUPPORT-HOMEWORK ASSISTANCE:
The YMCA SACC program offers a quiet, structured atmosphere with Y Staff assistance to complete daily school assignments. They will assist each student when necessary; however children will be encouraged to complete homework independently. While assignments are checked for completion, it is the responsibility of the parent to check for accuracy.
(Science, Technology, Engineering,& Math) STEM Education attempts to transform the typical teacher-centered classroom by encouraging a curriculum that is driven by problem-solving, discovery, exploratory learning, and require students to actively engage a situation in order to find its solution. Combining STEM learning with youth developmental expertise of afterschool professionals has the potential to revolutionize both fields by integrating each other’s strengths.
SPORTS & GAMES
Our programs utilize the CATCH (Coordinated Approach To Child Health) curriculum.
CATCH is an evidence-based, coordinated school health program designed to promote physical activity, healthy food choices and the prevention of tobacco use in children. The CATCH Programs cover kids from preschool through 8th grade and has been implemented in 8,500 schools and after school organizations across America. By teaching children that eating healthy and being physically active every day can be fun, CATCH has proven that establishing healthy habits in childhood can promote behavior changes that can last a lifetime. Results show improvement in key health measurements including increased physical activity and healthier eating.
HEPA (HEALTHY EATING PHYSICAL ACTIVITY)
The YMCA of the USA and the Y have implemented HEPA Standards that foster the best possible nutrition and physical activity outcomes for children in grades K-12 attending out-of-school-time programs, such as our School Age Child Care programs. These standards mirror the Y’s commitment to healthier living as they provide for daily physical activity and the limiting of sedentary activities to 30 minute increments.
Please take a few moments to read this handbook; we designed it to inform parents and children all about our programs, policies and procedures. Our goal is to provide you with great programs as well as excellent customer service. Please let us know if there is anything, we can do to improve your experience.
Each site is considered a licensed SACC center by the NYS Office of Children & Family Services. Your child’s file is subject to random inspection at any point in the school year. For this reason, registration packets must be complete before fully enrolling your child.
VACATION DAY PROGRAM
The YMCA offers a vacation day program during certain school breaks.
Early Dismissals: On scheduled half days, the program will open at dismissal, at no extra charge, to accommodate all kids registered for that after school program. If your child is not registered for that day, there will be a $50 extra day fee, if space is available. We will only open for the early dismissal if the ENTIRE school is dismissed early. There are no refunds for emergency early dismissal due to weather or other emergencies.
School Closing: In the event that the school is closed for inclement weather or emergencies- all YMCA programs will be closed.
Delayed Opening: In the event that the school has a delayed opening, the Before School program will be closed. The After School program will operate according to schedule.
Cancellation of After School Activities: In the event that the school district has cancelled after school activities, we reserve the right to close program, as well.
*If weather conditions become hazardous during after school program hours we reserve the right to close early. In this situation, you must make arrangements to pick your child up at the modified time.
Detailed information will be available on our Facebook page and WHUD Storm Center.