After School Discovery Program
In YMCA After School care, kids participate in physical, learning and imaginative activities that encourage them to explore who they are and what they can achieve. Special monthly activities vary at different sites but may include tennis, Zumba, Yoga, arts & crafts, guest speakers, community service projects, daily devotions, story time at the library and more! One of the goals of the after-school program is character development. The YMCA develops character by teaching and demonstrating values. We use positive adult role models to teach the four basic values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.
Other goals for our after school programs are:
- To support and strengthen the family unit focusing on: increasing their ability to play and work together; helping families share their values with each other; increase their sense of community with other families; help families improve their economic stability.
- To help children develop to their fullest potential focusing on: self-awareness, confidence and feelings of self worth; interpersonal relationships; values development; physical skills; health and nutrition.
- To deliver the care in a positive YMCA environment focusing on: having all children be safe and happy in the program; broadening community, national, and world understanding of children; conducting care in accordance with YMCA operating philosophy; conducting care in accordance with YMCA operating philosophy.
Rates for the 2022-2023 School Year
|ASDP 2 Day||$30||$45|
* Rates are per week/per child
Frequently Asked Questions
I have never been a part of the Y’s After School Program, can I join now?
Of course, we would love to have your child(ren) here! Please register by clicking HERE.
What schools do you offer After School Care?
Charles England, Davidson Charter Academy, DT, Friedberg, Lexington Middle School, Pickett, South Lexington, Southmont, Southwest, Tyro and Welcome. All city schools and DCA will be bused to the YMCA for care. County schools will have After School care on site.
I have a program specific question, who do I contact?
I have a billing question, who do I contact?
Can my child come to the Y if the school has been closed due to COVID-19 exposure.
Unfortunately, your child will not be permitted to attend if their school is closed due to an exposure. Once the school is reopened, and your child is symptom and fever free, they can attend.
Are you offering a daily drop in rate for the school year?
Due to the extensive planning that is involved in our ASDP program, we have discontinued drop in rates.
Why are you billing per week instead of per month?
With the uncertainty of COVID-19, we are erring on the side of caution. By charging weekly, it gives our families some flexibility as well as allows the YMCA to plan accordingly.
How do I pay?
You will be required to set up an automated weekly draft from a checking account, debit card or credit card. This draft will happen on the Friday before the following week. Please know, if your draft is returned for any reason, you will be charged an automatic fee of $30 on top of your weekly payment. We will attempt to redraft your payment + $30 fee 3 times.
Are meals served?
No, there will be no meals provided unless children spend an entire day with us. A super snack will be provided every afternoon through our CACFP program. If you child has an allergy, please let Tena Williams know.
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