The YMCA is more than just a child care center. When you join the YMCA, you are part of a community that provides positive experiences for a lifetime. The Y’s Afterschool Care Program is for students in Pre-K thru 8th Grade. We strive to provide the best experience and make the greatest impact with quality programming. You may be able to request transportation from your child’s school district to the Y to participate in our program.
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WHAT IS THE YMCA AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM ALL ABOUT?
The YMCA's After School program provides children with a safe and fun environment full of new experiences and activities to keep everyone engaged, enriched, and inspired to try new things. Serving multiple communities, the Y’s program design provides children with opportunities to build self-esteem, learn life skills, receive homework assistance and gives children the chance to play both in structured activities and in supervised free play. Due to data-driven curriculum design, they will also increase physical activity, improve nutrition knowledge, reduce screen time, and build positive character values.
School age kids in the Raritan Valley Y childcare program will also benefit from the advantages of being at a YMCA facility dedicated to an active lifestyle. Our facility features provide opportunities for children to experience educational, physical, spiritual, and emotional growth to help them achieve their goals and dreams.
After School care runs from school dismissal until 7:00pm.
Children in the YMCA program participate in sports, fitness, games, cooking, dance, crafts, nature, science, reading and many more great age appropriate activities. Weekly activities are designed around each month's theme.
The YMCA offers Vacation Camp during the times when school is out. You must have a current YMCA Membership and pre-register for this program at least two business days prior to each specific program. Spaces are limited, so please register early.
April 3rd - Earth Day
- Come join us for earth day, we'll be spending our day outside and enjoying the sun. Join us for a game of soccer on the field, a special earth day snack, and craft. We'll also be doing a special gardening activity and learning all about earth day and the importance of taking care of our environment.
April 4th - Wildlife day
- Welcome to the YMCA's Wild Wildlife day! Join us for some fun animal themed games like sharks and minos and spider tag. Enjoy a delicious walrus waffle (rice cake treat) while making a wildlife themed arts and crafts project. Then join us for our special guest, Udon the ferret!
April 5th - Sports day
- FWEEEEET!!! IT'S SPORTS DAY!!! Join us at the Y for a thrilling day of sports and exercise. We'll be starting our day with some basketball in the gym, followed by a relay race in the aerobics room. Then join in for a healthy snack of fruit and yogurt to help fuel up before the big soccer game on the field.
April 6th - Spring Egg Hunt
- It's Spring at the Y! Come celebrate with some classic Spring fun. We'll be having an egg race, dying/ coloring eggs, Gardening and having a tasty spring snack. We'll also be playing basketball in the gym and finish our day with a fun craft.