After School Programs
As the leader in youth development, we understand the importance of providing our participants with a balance of academically rich activities as well as an enhanced focus on overall physical well-being. We work side-by-side with industry experts, and your district to design experiences that help your child learn, grow and thrive.
WHY YMCA AFTERSCHOOL?
More Physical Activity
Our after school care program includes at least 30 minutes of outdoor or indoor physical activity and movement a day.
YMCA Afterschool Staff
Our staff is carefully selected and receives over 30 hours of training, from child development to the importance of being a positive role model.
We Partner With Schools
Our curriculum is customizable for each district or school. Administrators and parents partner with their Program Director to decide which activities are most important to their scholar's goals.
We Listen To Our Parents
We conduct two surveys per school year to assess parent satisfaction with our after school care programs.
QUALIFIED AND CARING ROLE MODELS
Our staff is carefully selected and screened. Each staff person receives over 30 hours of training annually in topics that span child development to curriculum delivery and much more. All staff must pass a criminal background check, FBI fingerprint background check and character reference checks. In some districts, we also collaborate with local schools to employ teachers and para-professionals to assist with homework time and clubs.
WE ARE HERE FOR YOU
Affordable Care and Financial Assistance
While we try to make our after school care program affordable for everyone, we understand that cost may be a barrier for some families. We encourage you to apply for financial assistance through our Y For All Program if you find that you may have difficulties in paying your program fees. Click here to download the application and begin the process. Please return your completed application along with the supporting documents to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The registration and weekly enrollment fee may vary by district and/or school.
You are also invited to become a part of the YMCA Annual Campaign, where parents and other volunteers help raise money to provide scholarships for families who would not otherwise be able to participate in our programs.
Our school age programs are licensed by the Texas Department Family & Protective Services (TDFPS) and operate at a 1:15 staff to student ratio (well below the ratio of 1 to 26 required by the state of Texas).