Parents may enroll their children either on a full-time or part-time basis, depending on the availability of the Center. Children will be enrolled on a first come first serve basis, regardless of nationality, race, gender or creed. Based on availability, full-time enrollment will be considered first over part-time.
It is the policy of the YMCA to accept enrollment with special needs on a trial basis if needed. Every attempt will be made to serve children with a variety of needs.
Before a child can begin attending the program, it is mandatory that the center have on file the following items:
- Enrollment packet
- Child information card
- Health appraisal form along with immunizations
Physicals and immunizations need to be updated on a regular basis. Failure to meet these basic requirements, as set by the Michigan Department of Public Health, in absence of a valid waiver, requires the child care program operator to exclude the child from any child care program. Local health departments may set requirements that exceed and take precedence over these minimum requirements. Parents are required to update the center with the child’s immunization and physical records annually.
If you are planning on leaving the center, you are responsible for giving a two week advanced notice. The family is responsible for paying for the full two (2) weeks. If a parent withdraws a child without two weeks advance notice, the family is responsible for paying for two full weeks. Two weeks un-notified absence is considered grounds for termination.
Each family must have on file a signed enrollment agreement. Upon signing this agreement, the parent is held responsible for all charges detailed in the agreement. Any changes in the enrollment agreement must be in writing with two (2) weeks’ notice.
A non-refundable registration fee is required per child. The registration fee is waived for YMCA members. YMCA school age programs require an annual registration fee for the summer program.
Second Child Discount
A family may receive a discount of 10% for each additional child enrolled in the center. The discount will be applied to the lowest tuition rate.
Just as a parent may be concerned about the care a child receives, the child care staff may have concerns about our ability to meet the needs of a particular child. If a child indicates through behavior that she/he has needs that are not being met, parents or staff may initiate a parent/teacher conference. A child who consistently acts out or for some reason needs one-to-one care and attention will necessitate a series of conferences or outside consultation.
If for some reason the center and/or the parents feel that our center is not the right fit for the child, we will suggest an alternative option for your child. If you choose to leave the center, the withdrawal procedure will need to be followed.
- Child Care Benefits (pdf)
- Information Form (pdf)
- Child's History (pdf)
- Authorization Form (pdf)
- Enrollment Agreement (pdf)
- General Liability Waiver (pdf)
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This one just intrigued me!
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That heart sure does a lot of work. Keep it healthy with aerobic exercises.
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Want to learn how to do the perfect pushup, ask any of our fitness coaches for show and tell.
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So, manage your weight through healthy eating & exercise. Our fitness coaches can help you!
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Whew, no wonder we go through so many towels at the Y!
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Yikes, that is kind of disgusting, but interesting.