We offer Out of School time programs in the following locations:
Our purpose and philosophy around Out of School time programming is:
The YMCA School Age Program’s goal is to provide a unique, positive, educational and recreational experience for all children. Our Mission at the YMCA is to put Christian principals into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
We believe that childhood has a profound influence on a person’s personality, physical, intellectual and creative potential, self-esteem and sense of well-being.
Nurturing and supporting healthy socio-emotional development is one of our most important jobs. Children need to learn to trust others, express themselves in acceptable ways, and gain independence and self-control. Teachers/caregivers foster trust by interacting warmly with children, providing a consistent, well balanced daily routine, modeling and guiding behavior, and providing individualized attention and opportunities to socialize with peers and older/younger children.
Children learn through active exploration of their environment. We use a developmental “hands-on” approach to learning: We provide space, time and materials so that children can make choices and explore, experiment, question, create and express themselves.
We view every experience in daily living as a learning opportunity. We use the children’s interests and experiences and the teachers’ knowledge of developmental stages to create the curriculum in each classroom. Units and themes provide a rich variety of experiences for self-expression sensory exploration of the natural and physical surroundings, intellectual stimulation, large and small motor activities, social interaction, and opportunities to develop language.
The YMCA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program.