YMCA BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL
Learning and Enrichment Centers
Our school age programs not only offer a safe place for your child to go before and/or after school but also include fun,
hands-on activities that promote cognitive and social development. Serving children ages 5/6 - 12.
WHAT WE OFFER
• Convenient hours
• Nutritious snacks
• Dedicated, well-trained staff
• Publicly funded participants accepted
• Financial assistance for those who qualify
• Access to other YMCA programs
• Children have the opportunity to swim monthly at the YMCA
Our program utilizes a fun monthly curriculum that incorporates seven core components.
• Arts and Humanities
• Character Development
• Fitness Program
• Science and Math
• Homework Time
• Service Learning Project
SCHOOL DAYS OFF
During the school year, there are many occasions for schools to close, such as parent/teacher conference days, single day holidays and longer holiday breaks. On these days, the YMCA offers full-day child care "Out of School Time Care," to children who are currently enrolled in YMCA child care programs, from 7 am-6 pm at select branches. Pre-registration for Out of School Time care is required. Space is limited and registrations are on a first-come first-serve basis.
WINTER CHILL DAYS
In an effort to accommodate our members who need a safe place for their school-age child to go when schools are closed due to the weather, the YMCA of Greater Cleveland will offer Winter Chill Days during the week from 7am to 6pm at the Euclid, Hillcrest, French Creek and West Park YMCA branches. This service is available to all YMCA Full-Facility and Program Members. Your child will be actively engaged in arts, crafts and other fun activities. Children must be school-age *5-12 (*currently attending kindergarten). Space is limited and registrations are on a first-come first-serve basis.
This option is only available for purchase until November 6, 2016. After this date you may register your child daily at the designated branch of your choice (no pre-registrations will be accepted for daily service). County Vouchers not accepted for Winter Chill Days.
Winter Chill Days Daily Registration and Enrollment Packet
YMCA PATHWAYS CENTER
When you become a Full Facility Member at your local YMCA, your child will be eligible to participate in our Pathways Center!
Come take a journey with us through our YMCA's Pathways Centers (formerly Child Watch). The program includes scheduled enrichment activities that promote global learning for the participants. These activities include arts and humanities, science and nature, literacy, large motor games and nutrition. Each YMCA branch will be a featured country destination and children will receive a passport. As they “travel" through the country, they will collect a sticker for each activity. Check out the Pathways Centers calendars at each branch and start exploring today! Hours vary by branch location.
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