WE WANT YOUR INPUT!
We have developed a survey to gauge the needs of our school communities for child care for 2020-2021. The survey can be reached at the button below.
The YMCA is working together with our partner districts to devise our plans for the 2020-2021 School Year. Like you, the Y has been navigating uncharted territory as we develop plans to provide flexible and affordable child care while expanding enrichment and providing extended learning opportunities for children.
We are working diligently with our local schools and community partners to adapt and finalize options for your child’s out-of-school time.
Where necessary, it is our intention to provide both full day care and after school care to families of school age children this school year. We will share these plans on our website as soon as they are available – stay tuned!
About YMCA School Age Child Care
With the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility as our guide, we work with kids every day to help them grow and thrive; and provide real life context to information learned in the classroom. For example, cooking projects help to teach fractions and journal writing helps to develop writing skills and promotes self-expression.
All our school age child care sites are fully licensed by the State of New Jersey and operate on a 1:15 staff to student ratio as required by the State.
Our After School Program
Parents know their children are safe in our afterschool care program. This has been confirmed again through surveys we conducted using a third party provider. In 2011, 9 parents out of 10 stated that they feel their children are safe in our after school program. This feeling of security allows our families to be more productive at work or school, without having to worry about their kids when school dismisses.
As a growing number of school hours are devoted to increasing instructional time, the after-school hours are becoming increasingly critical to ensure the healthy development of our kids. Our curriculum focus provides our children with a well-rounded program experience of education, fun and fitness. We have adopted national healthy eating and physical activity standards for all after-school care programs. We are committed to teaching our children the importance of having healthy habits for a lifetime.
- Orchard Hill Elementary
- Village Elementary
- Montgomery Lower Middle School
- Community Park School *NEW FOR 2020-2021*
- Johnson Park School
- Littlebrook School
- Riverside School *NEW FOR 2020-2021*