YMCA Before and After School

Before & After School Care

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Registration is now open for the 2021 - 2022 school year!

The YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region’s Before & After School Child Care program expands learning beyond the classroom. Children are celebrated for their uniqueness and provided with multiple opportunities for growth and development through a variety of activities.

Children are natural-born engineers, who tend to be fascinated by building things and taking things apart to see how they work. Our goal is to expand on their learning by emphasizing the engineering design process which is a methodical approach to problem seeking and encourages children to start by asking a question, imagine the possibilities, plan a course of action, execute the plan and then brainstorm how to improve.

Though often affiliated with just science and math, the engineering design process can be applied to meet a variety of child interests. The following 9 exploratory components will be integrated into the program throughout the school year: 21st Century Skills, the Arts, College and Career Readiness, Family and Parent Engagement, Global Learning and Inclusion, Health and Wellness, Academic Enrichment, Leadership Development and Service Learning. Homework assistance, snack and physical activity are provided daily.

We aim to create an inclusive environment at each of our sites that supports self-confidence, encourages creativity, emphasizes team work and develops future leaders.

Do you need help with registration, program change, cancellation, or billing? 

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In this current situation, here is what we are planning to do to protect your family:

More frequent and thorough cleaning/disinfecting inside and outside of program hours. Sign-in and sign-out will be done outside the building, and by a staff member to reduce the amount of people in the building and touching the sign-in tablet. Please stay in your car! Heightened alert for symptoms and a more stringent sick policy to avoid having sick children, or children with potential contagious symptoms in the program. Increased frequency of hand-washing for staff and children throughout the day. Staff are required to wear masks throughout the day. **More policies and procedures will be put into place as we learn more information regarding specific school policies.**


Adventure Days - Days away from school

On the weekdays your child is not in school, they are welcome to join us at a local YMCA branch! These days away from school will be filled with day-camp-like activities, crafts, STEM, team building and more. Due to inconsistencies in school district closures, we may have to cancel programming due to low enrollment.


For changes and cancellations CLICK HERE to fill out the Before and After School cancellation form.

WITHDRAWAL & CHANGE POLICY

Before & After School Care Program

Before and After plan withdrawal: It is the YMCA’s policy that written notice must be given 30 days in advance of your child's withdrawal to receive a full refund through the online form located below. Any outstanding balance must be paid at the time of withdrawal. If cancellation is received after draft - no refund.

Before and After plan change: It is the YMCA’s policy that written notice must be given 30 days in advance of a change to your child’s plan through the online form located below. This allows for accurate planning for staff to participant ratios. Fee’s may apply if upgrading plan option.

Please note that refunds/credits will not be provided due to participant non-attendance or closures due to inclement weather. All refunds/credits are requested through an online form.

Please note that cancellations and refunds will not be automatically processed.  It is up to the participant to initiate contact with the child care department through the online form. Any bank account or credit/debit changes must be made at least 5 days prior to the draft date of the scheduled payment.

The YMCA understands that medical, emergency and other unforeseen situations do arise and refunds may be given based on extenuating circumstances. In these cases, please contact the YMCA to discuss your specific situation. Documentation may be required in these situations. Refunds will not be authorized for requests made after a program has taken place (i.e. refund requests for non-use of a registered program).

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Early Release Days

When your child is released early from school, we will provide onsite care. This day-of care for our program will be an extension of our Before and After care program, including the components listed in the program description.

Snow Days

When school closes, we will open! Information will be posed on Facebook & the YMCA website. For more information and to read our policies, please click on snow closure & delay info.

SNOW CLOSURE & DELAY INFO


Interested in Financial Assistance?

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE INFO

Colorado Child Care Assistance Program

The YMCA partners with the Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP). Learn more via the button below.

CCCAP Information

Colorado State Foster Parent Association (CSFPA)

Are you a part of the CSFPA? You will receive 50% tuition assistance on all Before and After School programming.


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