YMCA Before School Program
Truman Elementary and Martin Road Elementary Schools will be partnering with the YMCA to provide before school childcare. Eligible students must be enrolled at either Truman or Martin Road Elementary to attend this program.
For a nominal fee, parents can bring their children to school beginning as early as 7:00 a.m. to be cared for under the supervision of the YMCA staff. Children can attend once a week or up to 5 days/week. The cost will be $4.00 per day for members and $7.00 per day for non-members. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.
If you are interested in registering your child in this program, click here to download the registration forms for:
Please return completed forms to school with your child. For further questions, please contact Matt Hilton from the YMCA at 845-5440.
The YMCA Before School Program is:
Our staff is carefully selected based on their proven ability to work with children and serve as positive role models. Site leadership will have at least 18 college credits or more in elementary education. All staff must complete a criminal background check and be finger printed. All staff receive new employee orientation and child abuse prevention training prior to starting work. YMCA staff on average receives over 33 hours of training annually. Each site has staff certified in CPR and first aid. All YMCA sites are licensed by the Office of Child and Family Services.
Convenient and Fun:
In the elementary schools, YMCA School Age Child Care will offer a daily curriculum of recreational and educational activities. Your children will enjoy outdoor play (weather permitting), arts and crafts, learning centers, gym games and a healthy breakfast. In line with the YMCA mission and purpose, you will find all activities to include components which foster good behavior and values such as honesty, respect, caring and responsibility.
Before and After School Fact
A recent study by American Educator showed that a group of 2900 third and fourth-graders scored 20% better on standardized testing compared to fellow students who did not participate in before and after school programming. This same study determined that the children in these programs exhibit better decision making skills. The YMCA through homework assistance, good communication with school teachers, and physical recreational activity can help to grow your children’s educational, social and physical well being.