Dover YMCA

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Before and After School Enrichment
The Dover YMCA provides a safe, positive and enriching experience for your child’s after school care. The Before and After School Enrichment Program is an activity-based program designed to enhance the social, physical, emotional and intellectual growth of all children within a safe, caring, fun and supportive environment. All programs and activities are values based, focusing on the YMCA’s character virtues of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility.
The Before and After School Enrichment Program provides structured daily activities for children including group games, homework assistance, Kindle reading program, arts and crafts, healthy snacks, and indoor/outdoor physical activities. Children will also have the opportunity to engage in a variety of special activities such as Friday swims (once a month for each school), talent shows, community service projects and team building activities throughout the school year.

TUITION RATES (5 days a week)

Before School Only $99/month*
After School Only $195/month*
Before & After School $267/month*

* Rates effective for the 2013 – 2014 school year

2014-15 Partial Week Options
The Y is pleased to offer partial week care options for families who do not need care 5 days per week. There are now 2, 3 & 4 day per week rates available! *
           2 day      3 day       4 day
AM       $40       $60          $80
PM       $80       $120        $160
AM/PM   $110     $165      $220

*Tuition is monthly & families must indicate which days care is needed
* This option is not available for families receiving state POC
*Families must complete all forms required by Delaware Childcare Licensing before child may start care.

Before Care 7:00 AM until start of school
After Care school dismissal until 6:00 pm

Schools We Serve:
Fairview Elementary
North Dover Elementary
South Dover Elementary
William Henry Middle School (after-school only)

State Purchase of Care is accepted at all locations, but childcare space is limited. Please register early to ensure your child’s space in our program. YMCA Financial Scholarships are also available through the generous donations to the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign by our community and members like you.
Scholarship support is also received through the JCPenney Afterschool “Pennies from Heaven” partnership.

Classes begin September, 2014!
Pre-register your preschooler today to reserve your spot. Space is limited.

Half Day Classes Available:
3-4 years old: Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:30am-11:30am or 1pm to 4pm
4-5 years old: Pre-K: Monday, Wednesday Friday 8:30am-11:30am or 1pm to 4pm

What’s Included:
• Curriculum aligned with State and National standards to prepare children for success in Kindergarten
• Development of social, motor, and cognitive skills
• Swim lessons
• Gym/physical education
• Healthy snacks

$25 pre-registration deposit
2 day program: $125 per month for full member, $175 per month for program members
3 day program: $175 per month for full member, $225 per month for program members