Before and After Care Program


YMCA BEFORE AND AFTER CARE PROGRAM
Where children of all ages engage, learn, and achieve


Our Y's Before and After Careprogram extends your child's learning day in a fun and meaningful way! With a focus on character development and healthy living, children experience academic, physical, and social activities, under the supervision of positive, caring role models. Parents enjoy peace of mind knowing their school-age children have safe, healthy options before and after school.
 
Afterschool Programs provide academic intervention, healthy activities, and enrichment opportunities throughout the school year, boosting their grades and reducing their risk-taking behaviors.  

 

Our Program Locations: 
Click the name of the School District to find more information on the program 

Vineland Public School District

Preschool Wrap Care Program at the Y

Mullica Township School District

Buena Regional School District

Quinton School District

Egg Harbor City School District (Spragg School)

Before and After Care at the Y

Deerfield School District

Charter Schools

 

About YMCA After School

YMCA Before and After Care is a place where your child can learn while having fun with friends in a safe and nurturing environment. With values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility as our guide, we work with every child to help them realize their true potential.

Program times vary depending on school site – click one of the links above for more information!

Registering your Child

Our Y offers three convenient options for registering your child(ren):

1. Stop at the Y to register your children

2. Mail your registration packets to us at 1159 E Landis Ave, Vineland, NJ 08360. Please send with attention to the Before and After Care Program

3. Fax documents to (856)696-0121. A Member Service Representative will call to take payment

Easy Ways to Pay

All payments are due by the 20th of each month for the upcoming month. Payments can be made in person, via phone, or by mailing a check to us! Monthly draft options are also available.

Daily Activities

At the Y, we create a nurturing environment where children can develop socially and participate in activities that complement their learning and academic achievement. Please see below for details about a typical day in our program:

21st Century Skills

Project-based learning aligned with school-day curriculum that involves teamwork, time management, digital moviemaking, STEM, journalism, etc.

Arts

Projects with clear learning objectives that engage youth in planning, implementation, and debriefing

College and Career Readiness

Activities that allow participants to explore career paths and higher education opportunities.

Family and Parent Engagement

Multiple ways for parents and families to engage including monthly events, interactions with staff, and volunteer opportunities

Global Learning and Inclusion

Cultural events and projects that explore diverse perspectives, ideas, beliefs, and customs

Wellness and Nutrition

Nutrition education and other activities related to well-being aligned with the Y’s HEPA (Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Standards. This initiative fosters the best possibly nutrition and physical activity outcomes for K-12 Before and After Care participants.

Physical Activity

Indoor or outdoor activities that align with the Y’s HEPA Standards and are structured through the Healthy U curriculum. Click the logo below for more information!

Homework Help

A time for small groups or partners to by grade to work on homework in the presence of an adult staff member.

Math or Literacy

Broad-based conceptual/cognitive learning that may or may not directly relate to school content beyond homework.

Leadership Development

Experiences that intentionally allow participants to plan, develop, and lead program components with staff support.

Service Learning

Projects with clear learning objectives that engage youth in planning, implementation, and debriefing.

Achievement Gap

Our Y offers Achievement Gap programming at select schools in the Vineland School District. This is a balanced program that is designed to support academic and physical development, and also build social and emotional competencies for children living in low-income communities.

Child Safety Policies

All our after-school sites are fully licensed by the State of New Jersey and operate within State required staff to student ratio. All of our staff must successfully complete a background check, drug test, and reference checks prior to being hired at the Y. Staff must also attend 20 hours of annual professional development, which includes CPR, AED, First Aid, and Child Abuse Prevention.

 

 

Contact Information

For more information on registration or payments, please visit your child's school's page. 

School Age Child Care Director - Ashley Parent, aparent@ccaymca.org or 856-691-0030 ext. 133 (Cumberland and Atlantic County) and Vanita Moses (Cumberland and Salem County), vmoses@ccaymca.org or 856-691-0030 ext 132.