WINTER SPECIAL: Parents, enroll by January 31, 2019 and pay NO REGISTRATION FEE! That’s a savings of $25/child or $40/family! To receive the special, child(ren) must be enrolled AND start with the program by January 31, 2019.
The YMCA works hard every day to provide kids a safe, engaging space by hosting before and after school programs and care in over 30 local schools and centers, affecting nearly 2,000 kids. We provide a safe and enriching environment for kids in Kindergarten – 5th Grade to explore their areas of interest, receive homework assistance, stay active and meet new friends before and after school hours, and on most school out days. YMCA programs also provide full-time programming during the summer months.
Hours of Operation:
- School Year: 6:30am – Morning Bell & Afternoon Bell – 6:00pm
- Summer: 6:30am – 6:00pm
- 25+ Convenient Locations- find one close to you!
- On-site supervisor is a certified teacher or has degree in related field
- Dedicated, experienced and caring leaders trained to work with school age children
- Nutritious breakfasts, lunches and snacks are provided
- Homework Club, special projects, outside play (weather permitting) and gym/physical activities
- Enrichment Activities in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math
- Swimming and field trips (offered occasionally)
- Free time to socialize and play with friends
- Special programs for older school age children in the summer months
- Combination of supervised group play and self-directed activities
- Enrolled child care participants receive member rates on all YMCA programs (like swimming lessons, basketball, and more)!
School Age Learning Center Site Directory
Looking for site addresses? Need contact information for a specific School Age Learning Center, or a specific Site Coordinator? Check out the directory below! Or, view the Child Care Site Listing for the names and addresses of ALL YMCA Child Care sites, including Early Learning sites!
School Age Learning Center Program Components
|Opening/Closing Ceremonies||Kids come together for group songs, games, challenges and announcements, to kick off and close their day.|
|Breakfast/Snack||We serve healthy meals and snacks with no added sugar. Meals and snacks are served ‘family style’ to encourage community and connection.|
|Kid’s Choice||Kids are given free time to explore their interests, and just play! Options include art projects, LEGOs, gym games, dramatic play, and more!|
|Homework Time||Students are given time to complete their homework, and receive any help or assistance they need.|
|Outside Physical Activity||Kids in our School Age Learning Centers go outside or have physical activity for a minimum of 60min. each day, as weather permits!|
|Indoor Physical Activity (Gym)||Every day, we head to the gym for adult-led games and activities – including two new games a week!|
|Explore Zone||Kids are naturally curious, and our Explore Zone – including global learning, service learning, STEAM activities, and more – foster that curiosity while helping them explore their world!|
|MindUp – Character Development||We use the MindUP curriculum to teach core character values like respect, honesty, caring, responsibility, and more!|
|Junior Leaders||Kids ages 10-13 have additional responsibilities and privileges, which help develop their leadership skills!|
|Interest Clubs||Interest clubs like LEGO Club, Cooking Club, Science Club, and more help kids explore new things while fostering friendships built on shared interests.|
Our seasonal curriculum builds on traditional School Age activities with special lessons, field trips, guest speakers and more! Every few weeks there will be new themes designed to get students engaged with and exploring different topics, cultures and subjects!
When your child enrolls in a YMCA child care program, you will receive an enrollment packet to fill out. Along with the paperwork, you will need to provide a copy of your child’s immunization record, copy of your child’s birth certificate, and medical insurance information. Please contact a School Age Director to obtain an enrollment packet. To get started, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The YMCA provides scholarships to families who are in need. Visit our Financial Assistance page for more information on how to apply.
For more information on School Age Learning, please contact Tania Erickson at 218.359.2331 or email@example.com. To contact staff at specific sites, please use information listed in our School Age Learning Center Site Directory above.