We are accepting registrations for the 2020-2021 school year and working with our local school systems to provide care to as many families as possible. However, there are many logistical details that are being worked on during a continually evolving environment, including room availability at each school, licensing requirements that impact staffing and program ratios, and capacity limits. We will regularly communicate with you as important changes are announced.
Each program must have a minimum of sixteen full-time equivalent children in order to open. Priority is being given to five-day week registrations, and we will actively register all others as possible. Please register by August 17
Our first priority is the safety of our children and staff. We are committed to working with our local school systems to ensure our program meets all regulations and standards.
Where Kids Excel After the Bell
The Y makes the most of your child’s after school time by offering active learning opportunities designed to engage and expand young minds. Housed in large, open spaces inside local schools, YMCA After School Care gives your child the opportunity to get to know their schoolmates better as they engage in active play and collaborate on fun projects. In the process, they’ll continue to develop the physical, educational, emotional, and social skills which are proven keys for success.
As a leader in youth development, the Valley Shore YMCA serves over 200+ children a daily basis providing safe, quality, affordable afterschool care in seven schools along the Shoreline. For Elementary School-age children, enrollment is open to any child, ages 5-12 years old who is a student of the school/district in which the site is located. Our before and after school programs in Lyme-Old Lyme serves children ages 4 and up enrolled in the preschool program through Region 18.
Check out our Registration Page for School Listings, Pricing, and Required Paperwork
Y AFTERSCHOOL BENEFITS
• Conveniently located on school campuses
• All sites are licensed through the Department of Education
• All staff undergo pre-employment background checks
• Low staff-to-child ratios
• Highly qualified staff who receive ongoing education
• Financial assistance available, upon application
Y AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM MODEL
All of our afterschool programs provide a range of activities including:
• Homework help
• Structured academic enrichment activities
• Indoor/outdoor physical play
• Hands-on engaging activity centers for students to explore
• Healthy snack