Before and After School Program
Where children of all ages engage, learn, and achieve
2020-2021 School Year
We appreciate your patience while we work to find the best plan on moving forward for the 2020-2021 school year. At this time, we are speaking with our school district partners to prepare our School Age Child Care program for the upcoming school year. As we have information to share we will do so immediately through our website, emails, and our social media.
Our Before and After School Care program is designed to provide care for children while parents/caregivers are working. We emphasize the Y’s four core values in character development – caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility – in every activity and interaction.
Our goals for the program are to provide:
- A warm, caring and safe environment
- Each child the opportunity to develop their self-confidence and social skills
- Developmentally appropriate activities that stimulate creativity and encourage learning through fun and discovery.
To date, our service will be available in the following districts:
- Buena Township
- Commercial Township
- Deerfield Township
- Fairfield Township
- Mullica Township
- Quinton Township
- Somers Point
*This list may change as we hear from our partnering school districts
All school sites are licensed through the State of New Jersey, Office of Licensing
Basic YMCA Before and After School Program Information
How to Register:
Our Y offers three convenient options for registering your child(ren):
1. Stop at the Y to register your children
2. Mail your completed registration packets to us at 1159 E Landis Ave, Vineland, NJ 08360. Please send with attention to the Before and After Care Program. A friendly YMCA staff person will call to complete registration once your packet is received.
3. Fax documents to (856)696-0121. Please send with attention to the Before and After Care program. A friendly YMCA staff person will call to complete registration once your packet is received.
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 the school-day curriculum that involves teamwork, time management, STEM, etc.
Our Y offers Achievement Gap programming at all Vineland Public Schools. This is a balanced program that is designed to support academic and physical development and also builds social and emotional competencies for children living in low-income communities.
Projects with clear learning objectives that engage youth in planning, implementation, and debriefing
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. The program incorporates the Healthy U Curriculum, Character Development, and Social/Emotional Learning.
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!
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 and Service Learning
Experiences that intentionally allow participants to plan, develop, and lead program components with staff support. Projects with clear learning objectives that engage youth in planning, implementation, and debriefing.
Each site will receive a snack provided through either the YMCA program or the school district.
Child Safety Policies
All our after-school sites are fully licensed by the State of New Jersey and operate within the 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.
For more information on registration or payments, please visit your child's school's page.
Please contact Christine Madison, Child Care Administrative Coordinator, at (856)691-0030 ext. 123 with any questions.