After School Enrichment

Priority Registration is given to returning families until June 1st. Spaces will be filled in the order they are received. All paperwork must be returned no later than August 25th to start the program on the first day of school, pending space availability. Two (2) business days’ notice is required after the first week of school to ensure timely communication for transportation. Please register early.

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PARENT HANDBOOK (read for further details)

AFTER SCHOOL REGISTRATION PACKET (read for further details)

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 while also including transportation time. As such, the list of eligible schools may change, pending registration requests. Other arrangements may be made on a case-by-case basis. Also, 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 THE SCHOOL DISTRICTS OF:

EAST BRUNSWICK

MILLTOWN

SOUTH RIVER

HATIKVAH CHARTER SCHOOL


WHAT IS THE YMCA AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM ALL ABOUT?

YMCA Facility Features

  • Enrichment Program Space
  • Gymnasium
  • Environmental Nature Center
  • Aerobics studio
  • Reading room
  • Outdoor playground
  • Seasonal Aquatics Facility
  • Tennis court
  • Basketball court
  • Outdoor Camp Grounds
  • Arts and Cooking Room
  • Gaga Court
  • Archery (10 years & Up)
  • Table Tennis Courts
  • 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 7:00pm. Our Y also makes arrangements for pick-up at each school on early dismissal days. Special arrangements are also made available for those in Early Learning Academies to join our preschool center during the after school hours.

TRANSPORTATION

The YMCA provides transportation from all East Brunswick, Milltown, and South River Schools and select charter schools. We strive to provide the best experience and make the greatest impact with quality programming while also including transportation time. As such, the list of schools below may change, pending registration requests. Other arrangements may be made on a case-by-case basis. Also, you may be able to request transportation from your child’s school district to the Y to participate in our program.


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.

MONTHLY THEMES FOR 2017-18

  • September - All About Me
  • October - Master Pieces
  • November - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
  • December - Around the World
  • January - Winter Olympix
  • February - Healthy Hearts
  • March - Garden State
  • April - Musical Appreciation
  • May - Mad Science
  • June - Outdoor Adventures

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...

PARENT HANDBOOK (read for further details)

AFTER SCHOOL REGISTRATION PACKET (read for further details)

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN SCHOOL IS OUT?

The YMCA offers Vacation/Snow Day Camp and Summer 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.