Child Care At School

Westside YMCA

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YMCA Afterschool Program

2016-2017

In a time when schools and families are cutting back to basics, your child, more than ever, needs the Y! Sports, homework support, exposure to the arts, technology and time to have fun with friends are just a few highlights of the YMCA Afterschool Program!

Program Highlights:

  • Planned Curriculum (science, literacy, arts and crafts, homework support, group games, nutritious snack)
  • Qualified & Caring Staff
  • Character Development
  • Licensed Child Care Program
  • Y-Fit
    Program that encourages physical fitness in a fun atmosphere
  • On-Site at your child’s elementary school
  • Holiday Care Available
  • Affordable, financial assistance is available to meet your family’s needs

The Westside YMCA provides care at the following schools:

  • Benbrook Elementary
  • Blue Haze Elementary
  • Burton Hill Elementary
  • North Elementary
  • Ridglea Hills Elementary
  • Waverly Park Elementary
  • Westpark Elementary

LR131622_2016-YD-After-School-02_Recruitment-Poster_V2All of our afterschool programs are licensed by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.

Afterschool Paperwork and Registration Forms:

Program Rate Plans

There are several rate plans available to meet the needs of your family.

Year Round (Plan A)- This option provides afterschool care, holiday break care, school days out, and summer Day Camp. Your weekly rate is locked in for 1 year (August 2016-August 2017) without increasing for extended hours of care (holidays) or Day Camp.

With this rate plan, ALL weeks must be paid during this time period regardless of attendance however, you are allowed two Vacation Weeks to use whenever you choose that will exempt you from a week’s payment.

$75/week- YMCA Members $95/week- Non YMCA MembersLR2016-03-15_AS_YMCA_3314_CMYK_FNL

School Year (Plan C)- This option is designed for participants who do not consistently need care during school days out, holidays, or summer weeks. This option only includes school days and early release days. Additional payment will be required for extended hours of care (holidays).

With this rate plan, ALL weeks must be paid during this time period regardless of attendance however, you are allowed one Vacation Week to use whenever you choose that will exempt you from a week’s payment.

$65/week- YMCA Members $80/week- Non YMCA Members

With this rate plan holidays, camp and school days out are not included.

Part Time Plan (2 days or less)- This option is for parents only needing weekly care for 2 days or less. If any additional days are needed, parents must pay the full weekly rate of $60/ $77.

$36/week- YMCA Members $46/week- Non YMCA Members

Pro-Rating:

We do not prorate weeks based on attendance, school closings or holidays.

Vacation Week:

Vacation weeks are used with Option A and Option C to allow you to skip a weekly payment due to illness, vacation etc. The Vacation Week form (below) must be completed and returned to the Westside YMCA Childcare Billing Dept. two weeks in advance.

Vacation Week Request form

If not submitted two weeks in advance, we cannot guarantee that the payment will be skipped.

How to Cancel:

To cancel childcare a two weeks’ notice must be giving as well as an EXIT FORM (click here). Please send Exit Forms directly to Childcare Billing at the Westside YMCA. If no two weeks’ notice is given, we are not responsible for any refunds.

LR131622_2016-YD-After-School-02_Recruitment-Poster_V22Financial Assistance

The YMCA also provides scholarships/financial assistance to those in need. Please click the financial assistance form and allow at least 1 week to process. This form may be submitted to Lorinda Muhammad at LMuhammad@ymcafw.org at the Westside YMCA.

Program Hours:

Monday- Friday

School dismissal- 6:00pm.

Additional hours of care are provided on early release days.

SCHOOL DAY OUT & HOLIDAY CAMP PROGRAMS

Westside YMCA offers a School Days Out program during most school holidays and waiver days. We provide all day care from 7:00a-6:00p where the children rotate through various activities.

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School Day Out Registration form must at the Westside YMCA. Payment must be received prior to the program start day to ensure enrollment.

 LOCATION & FEES:

White Settlement Recreation Center-8213 White Settlement Rd. 76108

Westside YMCA- 8201 Calmont Ave. 76116

Benbrook Community Center YMCA- 1899 Winscott Rd. 76126 (only Winter Break and Spring Break)

 Option A participants will not pay an additional fee; Option C participants will pay the rates listed below.

Date   Fees Location
October 10 FWISD&WSISD $25.00 per child White Settlement Rec.
October 11 WSISD $25.00 per child White Settlement Rec.
November 18 WSISD $25.00 per child Westside YMCA
November 21-23 FWISD&WSISD $85.00/ non members & $75.00/ YMCA Members White Settlement Rec.
December 23 FWISD&WSISD $25.00 per child White Settlement Rec.
December 26-30 FWISD&WSISD $140.00/week non members & $110.00/week YMCA Members White Settlement Rec.
January 2-6 FWISD&WSISD $140.00/week non members & $110.00/week YMCA Members White Settlement Rec. Benbrook YMCA
January  9 FWISD $25.00 per child Westside YMCA
February 3 FWISD $25.00 per child Westside YMCA
February 20 WSISD $25.00 per child Westside YMCA
March 13-17 FWISD& WSISD $140.00/week non members & $110.00/week YMCA Members White Settlement Rec. Benbrook YMCA
April 14 FWISD& WSISD $25.00 per child White Settlement Rec.
April 17 WSISD $25.00 per child White Settlement Rec.
May 30,31 WSISD $25.00 per child TBA
June 1 WSISD $25.00 per child TBA

 

YMCA PROGRAM CLOSINGS:

The Westside YMCA is closed and does not operate SDO or Holiday Camps on the following dates:

Labor Day – September 5, 2016

Thanksgiving Day– November 24, 2016

November 25 2016

MLK Jr. Day– January 16, 2017

Memorial Day– May 29, 2017

June 2, 2017

 LAST DAY OF PROGRAM:

The last day of the afterschool program will be on June 1. In order to prepare for our summer programs there will not be a School Day Out program offered after this date.

Click here for the 2015-2016 School Day Out Calendar!

If you are not an Option A, these fees are in addition to your weekly rate.

AM and PM snack is provided however, you will need to pack a healthy lunch for your child on all School Days Out program days.

What is Y-Fit?

Y-FIT Program: provides students with 60 minutes of structured physical activity and nutrition education programming. Y-Fit utilizes SPARK, a research-based physical education and coordinated school health program designed to increase physical activity and promote physical activity beyond classes to become a component of an active lifestyle. Students will participate daily in activities such as Fitness Fun, Cool Cooperatives, Great Games & Super Sports. In addition, students will experience hands on nutrition education with recipe planning, food demonstrations & more.

Get to know our great staff! Let our counselors create a great afterschool experience for your child! All staff are at least 18 years of age with a high school diploma. Background checks including FBI fingerprinting are done along with personal and professional references. A certified teacher from your school will also be on staff to provide homework help and enrichment tutoring! All staff receive many hours of training and are all CPR and first aid certified.

Contact Information:

Contact the Westside YMCA for more details 817-244-4544.

For more specific program information please contact Holli Winn, Child Care Director, hwinn@ymcafw.org or Stephanie Johnson, Childcare Coordinator at sjohnson3@ymcafw.org.

 

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