IT’S A WHOLE NEW EXPERIENCE!
Register now for the 2019-2020 School Year!
We’ve been re-evaluating our Afterschool Program and boy did we give it an upgrade! After thoughtful research, training and making meticulous choices, we couldn’t be more excited about the 2019-2020 school year!
The Y is dedicated to providing high quality, affordable, age-appropriate afterschool enrichment for your child when you cannot be there yourself. Children are served at both School Based Sites and at YMCA sites. Take a look at the information below to see where your child would participate. The YMCA Afterschool Enrichment program is open to all. Financial assistance is available to Y Members.
Your child’s afterschool day will typically run from the time the bell rings until 6:00pm and will regularly be comprised of 4 major components: Healthy Snack, Homework Time, Outdoor Physical Play, and Enrichment Activities. We work hard to make sure that sending your children to us in the Afterschool program means better quality time at home for all of you in the evenings. More time for dinner and relaxing evening routines, and less time wrangling any homework that still needs to be done.
DID YOU KNOW?
- All full week afterschool participants receive a free session of swim lessons!
- Did you know that every single YMCA employee is thoroughly background checked, qualified, caring, CPR Certified, and Basic Safety Certified?
- We offer convenient on-site and multiple off-site locations in Gaston County to serve your families’ needs.
- We are constantly evaluating our curriculum and standard of programming to ensure we’ve giving your family thoughtful, relevant and ahead of the curve after school content.
- We offer a flexibility for working parents! We now offer an option for those that need less than 5 days of care.
- A healthy after school snack is included.
- Homework help is included.
WHAT’S NEW AND IMPROVED?
Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Implementation
We’ve integrated evidence-based curriculum and activities into our Afterschool programming and put an emphasis on the importance of healthy eating and physical activity. Through engaging activities, essential facts and education, and introduction of simple strategies Afterschool participants learn to make healthy choices at home or at school. Children will learn the importance of eating real, fresh whole foods, will learn to read food labels, and to find their love of physical activities that promote life-long fitness!
We believe that social/emotional education can be life-changing for children in our program. That’s why we’ve made it a priority to be intentional about character development. Our staff are trained to be intentional about emotional management, empathy, relationship building and are invested in your child’s personal development.
STEAM Focused Curriculum
We know that STEAM focused activities will support your child’s school efforts. Our activities are thoughtfully planned to highlight critical thinking, creative development, and real-life applications for math and science. We help children become more confident students with a strong sense of value and ability to work in a team.
FREE Session of Swim Lessons Included
Drowning prevention is a top priority for the YMCA. Each summer we invest in ensuring every child in Gaston County has access to free or reduced cost swim lessons to ensure their preparedness. But why limit that priority to summer when we could be teaching water safety all year long? So we decided to include a session of free swim lessons for every Afterschool participant during the school year. Swimming skills are life-saving skills.
WHAT SCHOOLS DO WE SERVICE
The YMCA serves schools across the county including:
|Beam Intermediate||Mt. Holly Middle|
|Belmont Central||New Hope|
|Belmont Middle||North Belmont|
|Carr||Piedmont Charter Elementary & Middle|
|Cherryville Elementary||Pleasant Ridge|
|Gardner Park||Southwest Middle|
|Hawk’s Nest||St. Michael’s Catholic School|
|Ida Rankin||Stanley Middle|
Specific Afterschool sites are determined through a partnership with the school system and by proximity to each child’s school location.
Program Participants $95/week
Registration Fee – $50/child
Member: $77/week | Non-Member: $108/week
Member: $81/week | Non-Member: $112/week
Financial Assistance is available to YMCA Members. These funds are raised during the Annual Giving Campaign. Please Download a Financial Assistance Form, complete and return to apply. Early registration is encouraged.
GASTON COUNTY SCHOOL EMPLOYEE DISCOUNT
All full-time Gaston County School employees qualify for a discount on both your YMCA Membership and Afterschool Care of 35%. Year-Round Programming is not eligible for this discount.
REGISTRATION FORMS AND RESOURCES
2019 – 2020 Registration & Information
Youth Parent Handbook
YEAR ROUND PROGRAM
The YMCA offers a Year Round Pricing program that provides care for an entire year with an equal weekly draft payment*. This program begins on the first day of the school year, and ends with the last day of summer camp. Please see the “2019-2020 Afterschool Year Round Billing and Days of Service Calendar” to see which days are included. Eligible participants must be enrolled in a Gaston County Public School.
TEACHER WORKDAYS AND OUT OF SCHOOL DAYS
Childcare is included with all current Afterschool and Year Round participants on select Teacher Work Days. These days are held at the Cherryville, Warlick, and Stowe Family YMCAs from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm, students must arrive by 10:00 am. This program is provided with no additional fee to your weekly draft. Children not currently registered in YMCA Afterschool can sign up for Teacher Work Days if space is available.
The YMCA offers full day care during extended school breaks at both the Warlick and Stowe YMCA locations. Full day care, 7:00 am – 6:00 pm, will be provided for all registered. Students registered for After School and/or Summer Camp at the YMCA are not automatically registered or charged for this program. Specific registration is necessary. To see what days are included please take a look below:
- 2019 – 2020 Afterschool Billing and Days of Service Calendar
- 2019 – 2020 Year Round Billing and Days of Service Calendar
Cherryville Family YMCA
Stowe Family YMCA
Warlick Family YMCA
Accounts Manager (Warlick, Cherryville)
firstname.lastname@example.org | 704.865.8551
Program Administrator (Stowe)
email@example.com | 704.822.9622