YMCA Learning and Enrichment Centers
With so many demands on today's families, parents need all the support they can get. That's why child care at the Y is about more than looking after kids. It's about nurturing their development, by providing a safe place to learn foundational skills, develop healthy, trusting relationships and building self-reliance through the Y core values of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility, and faith.
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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.
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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CHILD AND ADULT CARE FOOD PROGRAM
Ohio Department of Education
The YMCA is proud to participate in the Child and Adult Care Food Program. The goal of this program is to increase the YMCA's ability to meet the nutritional needs of children in our care by getting reimbursed for meals and snacks that meet CACFP requirements. In addition, we promote understanding of the role of nutrition in the physical, mental and social health of children and help develop positive food attitudes and eating behaviors.
By receiving reimbursement for snacks and meals at participating sites, the YMCA is able to provide a more complete and nutritious breakfast or snack to children in our child care programs. To participate in this program, the YMCA must meet the following nutritional guidelines: CACFP Meal Pattern for Children
In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.
To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (202)720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
1801 Superior Avenue #130
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
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Monday-Friday 7:30 am-5:30 pm
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Avon, North Ridgeville, Sheffield/Sheffield Lake
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