School Age Child Care
Registration is now OPEN for the 2023/ 24 school year!
School Age: Young 5’s – 8th Grade (ages vary by location) | A Y Membership is NOT required
We provide a reliable, safe, and fun environment for your child to prepare for their school day and unwind from it. We offer convenient hours and affordable pricing in our Before & After School Care, Half Day School Care, No School Day Care, as well as After School Programs. Academic support from caring role models enriches your child’s educational experience and enables families to spend more quality time together.
- Before/After School Care
- Holiday Break Day Camps
- No School / Snow Day Care
- Low Child-Teacher Ratios
- Healthy Snacks
- YMCA After School Curriculum
- Gym Activities (vary by location)
- Outdoor Experiences
- Financial Assistance available to those who qualify
- Middle School Programming
The YMCA School Age framework was developed in partnership with the YMCA of the USA and the National Institute on Out-of-School-Time (NIOST).
THE Y DIFFERENCE
Through guided play children learn values, positive behaviors, to respect themselves and others, work out their difference and discover the value of friendship.
Academic support from caring role models enriches your child’s educational experience and enables families to spend more quality time together.
We Offer Activities in:
- Homework Support
- Character Development
- Conflict Resolution
Our Values – Caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and inclusion. We reinforce the values you teach at home.
Theme Weeks – Exciting themes guide each week’s activities to keep kids engaged.
Character Development – All of our activities and discussions incorporate the four core values.
Physical Activity – Fitness is vital to your child’s health so we include daily physical activity and movement through indoor gym or outdoor games.
Choice Time – Kids are given activity choices where they make friends, learn, play and thrive.
Community Connections – Social responsibility and volunteerism are reinforced through service learning projects.
REGISTER FOR SNOW DAY CARE
Programs are able to offer full day care in the case school is closed for weather. Participants MUST have completed their Jotform enrollment paperwork 24 hours prior to attending program. All participants must be preregistered in order to attend the snow day program. Package includes full day care for 3 days. Redemption of Snow Day attendance must be made at the same location the package was purchased.
REGISTER FOR NO SCHOOL CARE
Programs are able to offer full day care in the case school is closed for planned no school days. Participants must register for these days before it occurs. Ages, pricing and rates vary by location.
Impact After School Program
The Y ensures that the time gap after school is filled creatively and constructively. The Visser Family YMCA’s Impact After School Program is an exciting and unique partnership between the Y, Grandville, Jenison and Hudsonville Public School systems, and corporate and foundation donors.
In our Impact After School Program, youth are cultivating the values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health and educational achievement.
Every day students come to a safe and engaging environment at the Y and have access to tutoring and homework assistance, health and fitness activities, mentoring, a healthy meal, and so much more. Students in our program are referred to the Y by a teacher, social worker, principal or other school official and are automatically enrolled in the nine-month program and are not charged to participate. Free busing is provided through the school districts.
Registration for the 2023/ 24 school year is OPEN!
Please choose a location below and click on the REGISTER TODAY link. You will be directed to the sign up page where you can register for before and after school programs. Ages, pricing and rates vary by location. Pricing and rates vary by location. Registration paperwork must be received prior to a child’s first day in the program. There is a $25 registration fee per child. For questions, please click the CONTACT US button.