AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENT

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REGISTRATION FORMS AND PRICING SHEET

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.

YMCA SCHOOL AGE CHILD CARE

Program Features:
  • Homework assistance
  • Healthy snacks provided
  • C.A.T.C.H. nutrition and physical education
  • Enrichment activities
  • Science fair
  • Art and literature expos
  • Special events and holiday celebrations
  • Family events
  • Vacation camp during school closures
  • Literacy program
SERVING:
  • All schools
  • Drop-off only
  • 3pm-6pm
VACATION CAMP:

WHAT IS THE YMCA AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM ALL ABOUT?

YMCA Facility Features
  • Enrichment Program Space
  • Gymnasium
  • Environmental Nature Center
  • Aerobics studio
  • Outdoor playground
  • Seasonal Aquatics Facility
  • Tennis court
  • Basketball court
  • Outdoor Camp Grounds
  • Arts and Cooking Room
  • Gaga Court
  • Archery (10 years & Up)
  • Table Tennis
  • Birthday Party Room
  • Outdoor Wellness Stations

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.

HOURS, INCLUDING EARLY DISMISSAL DAYS

After School care runs from school dismissal until 6:00pm.

WHAT WILL MY CHILD DO IN THE AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM?

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.

Children in the Y’s After School Program also:
  • Organized a Health Fair
  • Displayed their work in an Art Show
  • Raised Funds in a Student Run Pretzel Sale
  • Volunteered their time to help others in need
  • Made discoveries at their own Science Fair
  • Participated in Healthy U/CATCH program
  • Contributed to the YMCA's Diversity Dinner
  • Learned about themselves and others around them
  • Discovered their interests and dreams
  • and much, much more...
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN SCHOOL IS OUT?

The YMCA offers Vacation/Snow Day 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.