About School Age Child Care

Parent Information

REGISTRATION

Before your child may attend YMCA School Age Child Care, you must register your child online and provide:

  • A one-time, non-refundable and non-transferable, $35 registration fee for each child enrolled in the program (registration fees will be applied to the first week's bill);
  • A copy of current immunization history and a physical exam dated within the last two years;
  • A telephone number where a parent or guardian may be reached during program hours; and
  • Two additional emergency contacts who are authorized to pick up your child(ren) in case of an emergency - if you are unavailable.

ENROLLMENT & ATTENDANCE

Enrollment options are flexible to meet a variety of family needs. Children can be enrolled before or after school - or both. And, children can attend from two to five days a week depending on their situation. Rates reflect this flexibility.

New Enrollment
All new enrollment for the upcoming program week must be completed by Thursday at noon the week prior. This allows the YMCA to maintain the proper staff-to-child ratio, provide site staff with all the required state licensing and emergency contact paperwork, and set up the new registration in our billing/enrollment system. Registrations completed after Thursday at noon for the upcoming week will not be allowed to start until confirmation has been received regarding their approved start date.

REGISTER ON START PROGRAM ON
Monday Thursday
Tuesday Friday
Wednesday Monday
Thursday Tuesday
Friday, Saturday or Sunday Wednesday

Enrollment Changes & Withdrawal
All enrollment changes (i.e., change of days, schedules, cancellations) must be made in writing to SACCinfo@sdymca.org no later than Friday at noon, two program weeks in advance of the requested change. For example, a parent wishing to cancel their child's enrollment effective Monday 10/26/20 must submit this request in writing to SACCinfo@sdymca.org by no later than Friday 10/16/20 at noon.

Scheduled Early Release & Delayed Opening Days
If your child is regularly enrolled during scheduled early release and delayed opening days, no additional fees will be charged and program operates on extended hours for those days.

PAYMENT

Our school age child care programs operate on a weekly billing schedule. Payments are due in full each week in advance of the upcoming week of program. Automatic payments via credit card or bank draft is offered. Payment are not accepted at the program site.

If payments become 14 days overdue, the child may be removed from the program until past due balance is paid. Their spot will not be reserved if removed due to overdue payment. Re-enrollment is subject to availability.
 
Financial Assistance
Southern District YMCA strives to ensure that all children who need before and after school care receive it regardless of the ability to pay. To be considered for financial assistance, please complete and submit the application form. 

ACCOMMODATIONS & SPECIAL NEEDS

Participants are treated as individuals with respect shown for different tastes, preferences, range of behavior patterns and abilities. However, we require that the safety and security of everyone is maintained. If a one-on-one aide is assigned to a child during the school year, regardless of the aide’s function, an aide is required to accompany the child during their YMCA program. Aides are not provided by Southern District YMCA.

The YMCA reserves the right to dismiss a child from a program whose special needs we are unable to meet or whose conduct is not in the best interest of the YMCA and the other participants. Please contact us if you have questions regarding the accommodations and special needs of your child.

BEHAVIOR

We model by the four core values of the YMCA: caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. If a student can’t meet the expectations of our programs, parents will be notified and corrective plan will be set. If the students’s behavior continues violate YMCA policies, the student will be dismissed from the program. If violent or threatening behavior occurs or damage to the facility and/or other property is caused, the student may be dismissed from the program (i.e., hitting, kicking, threatening, and damaging of property). Refunds will not be granted if a student is dismissed from a program.

EMERGENCY INFORMATION

Southern District YMCA has a plan in place to respond quickly and notify you in an emergency. In the event of an emergency, we will contact you if your child is directly affected. Parents can also receive up-to-date information on our website or Facebook page (Southern District YMCA).

School Age Child Care Parent Handbook

Updated for the 2019-20 school year, the Parent Handbook contains important information about SACC program curriculum and policies.

School Age Child Care Health Form

Required health form to be completed by physician.

Medication Authorization Form

Complete this form only if your child requires medicine (prescription or non-prescription) to be administered during program hours.

COVID-19 Parent Handbook

Please see the COVID-19 Parent Handbook for all policies and procedures for our school age child care programs.

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