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Childcare 6-12

Before & After School Care

YMCA in Greenfield Child Care Programs have provided a fun, diverse, safe, and comfortable environment for kids to learn, grow and thrive for over two decades. At the Y, kids have a wealth of facilities and activities available daily, plus an option for weekly swim lessons. Students ages 5 - 14, from Greenfield, Turners Falls and Gill can enroll.

 

Before School Care is held in the Game Room and includes quiet games, stories and fun. After School Care, also in the Game Room/Kid-Fit, focuses on a fitness value based curriculum that incorporates physical education, homework help and more. Transportation to the YMCA can be provided from all Greenfield Public Schools, Sheffield/Hillcrest in Turners Falls, and Gill Elementary. All travel arrangements and fees must be confirmed with the Child Care Director. We participate in the State Voucher Program and sliding fees are also available. On a first come, first serve basis.

 

Where Fitness is our Foundation
Children need 60 minutes of exercise or active play everyday. The YMCA can provide that for your child. Every week we offer music & movement, swimming, rock wall fun, Kid Fit workouts and Gym Games.

Our Child Care programs are Department of Early Education & Care (EEC) licensed. We provide a staff/child ratio of no more than 1:10, and comply with all EEC safety guidelines. We encourage parents to meet our staff and observe our programs.

 

Hours
Before School Care 6 am - 8:30 am
After School Care School Dismissal - 6 pm
Late Late Care 6 - 7 pm
*If school closes early for an unexpected reason, staff will be available to remain with children until 6 pm (except on Snow Days)

Tuition
Tuition is based on weekly enrollment, payable in bi-weekly installments prior to attendance. The fee structure represents a blended rate to compensate for holidays, in-service and half days. A 10% discount applies to those registering for Before and After School Care. There is a bundle package available for 5 day, school vacations and snow day options.
Late Late Care runs from 6-7 pm (for an additional $7 per day) for those parents that have to work late or get stuck in traffic, etc.



School Vacation Week Ages 5-14


School Vacation Care
We provide care during December, February and April school vacations. Children in K-8 participate in a variety of activities at the Y utilizing the Gymnasium, Rock Wall, Kid Fit Center, Pool and Game Room. Ages 5 - 14. December 23, 26-30, 2016; February 20-24, 2017; April 17-21, 2017


Daily Hours 9 am - 4 pm
Weekly Fees

Dec M $198 PA $216 NM $234
Feb & Apr M $165 PA $180 NM $195
Extended Care Hours 6 am - 9 am and/or 4 - 6 pm
Extended Care Fees $35 for 5 days of am or pm;
$50 for both.

 

Holidays / In-service Days
Don’t miss work due to school cancellations! Kids have a great time doing a number of fun activities using the Gymnasium, Game Room use as well as arts & crafts, Kid Fit Center and Pool. Ages 5 - 14.
Hours 9 am - 4 pm
Daily Fees M $55 PA $70 NM $85
Extended Care Hours 6 am - 9 am and/or 4 - 6* pm
Extended Care Fees Early or Late $15; Early & Late $18;
*Late Late Care (6-7 pm) $7

 

Snow Days**
Don’t miss work due to the weather! Kids use the Gym, Game Room, Kid Fit Center and Pool. Ages 5 - 14.
Hours 9 am - 5 pm
Daily Fees M $55 PA $70 NM $85
Extended Care Hours 6:15 am - 9 am
Extended Care Fee Early $15




Daily care is available from 6:00 am to 6 pm
Kids have a great time doing a number of fun activities using the Gymnasium, Game Room, Kid-Fit Center, Pool as well as arts & crafts in the Social Room.

 Hours:

Before School Care 6 am - 8:30 am
After School Care School Dismissal - 6 pm
Late Late Care 6 - 7 pm
*If school closes early for an unexpected reason, staff will be available to remain with children until 6 pm (except on Snow Days)

Tuition
Tuition is based on weekly enrollment, payable in bi-weekly installments prior to attendance. The fee structure represents a blended rate to compensate for holidays, in-service and half days. A 10% discount applies to those registering for Before and After School Care. There is a bundle package available for 5 day, school vacations and snow day options.
Late Late Care runs from 6-7 pm (for an additional $7 per day) for those parents that have to work late or get stuck in traffic, etc.

 


 

Ages 6 to 12 yrs. 3 Levels
Child Only - No Parent in Water
Progressive Lessons

Water Adjustment  Polliwog - Level 1
Beginning lessons for basic skills and safety. No previous experience is necessary. Bubble belt may be worn.

Beginner ~ Guppy 1 - Level 2
Guppy 1 swimmers may wear one bubble or no belt and should willingly place their faces in the water. Guppy 1’s increase confidence in deeper water with personal survival skills, learn the front crawl and elementary back stroke.

Advanced Beginner ~ Guppy 2 - Level 3
No bubbles or belts are worn. Students must be able to swim in the prone position, in deep water, and with their faces in the water. They will learn the back crawl, and improve previously learned strokes.

Intermediate ~ Minnow- Level 4
Swimmers must be able to swim the front crawl with rotary breathing for one length of the pool. Students learn side stroke and improve previously learned strokes while developing endurance. Fitness concepts are introduced.

Advanced Intermediate ~ Fish - Level 5
Children must be able to swim the front crawl, back crawl and elementary backstroke non-stop. Swimmers learn the breast stroke and increase endurance in all strokes.

Swimmer ~ Shark - Level 6
Children must be able to swim the front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke, side stroke and breast stroke. Swimmers learn the butterfly stroke, improve stroke mechanics, and increase strength and endurance as well as knowledge of rescue skills. Students must be able to swim a 200-yard medley of all strokes previously learned.