School Age Child Care  (Before & After School) 

 

School Age Child Care provides options to meet a family's need for Before/After School programs for school-age children.

 

Supported by an understanding of children's learning styles, interests, and PA Early Learning Standards, our curriculum is designed to provide activities that enhance cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development. Therefore, contributing to a child's success in school and throughout life. The curriculum follows Creative Curriculum and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) supporting growth and development of youth in seven key learning areas: Literacy, Science, Math/Problem Solving, Arts, Social Competence, Fitness/Nutrition, and Technology. This curriculum supports a unique learning environment that stimulates a child's curiosity while reinforcing essential academic standards. 

 

Edu-Childcare Program

 

To protect students and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic, several local school districts have decided to pursue fully virtual or hybrid scheduling. In order to support working families, the Y is partnering with Lehigh Valley Children's Centers and several other local childcare organizations to present the Edu-Childcare Program.

 

Download the schedule of a typical day at Edu-Childcare Program

Download Edu-Childcare Program FAQs

 

The Edu-Childcare Program provides an affordable, safe and accessible option for working families. Edu-Childcare is offered at several locations throughout the Valley, at GVY Branches, LVCC Centers, other provider sites, as well as in local schools. In this program, children in Kindergarten through age twelve complete their remote lessons in a safe, well-equipped classroom with supervision and support. In addition, Edu-Childcare provides opportunities for socialization, physical education, art, music, STEM and literacy activities. Nutritious daily meals are included.  All Program sites operate under strict safety guidelines informed by the Centers for Disease Control:

 

 

Registration Packets for School Age Childcare and the Edu-Childcare Program are below. Contact your local Branch for more information! School Age Child Care is affordable and offers financial assistance for families in need.

 

AVAILABLE AT THE FOLLOWING GREATER VALLEY YMCA LOCATIONS

Click the links below to download the Registration Packet

Allentown Branch - 2020-2021 School Age Registration

Bethlehem Branch - 2020-2021 School Age Registration

Easton/P'Burg Branch (Easton, PA) - 2020-2021 School Age Registration Easton

Easton/P'Burg Branch (Alpha, NJ)- 2020-2021 School Age Registration Alpha *check back soon

Nazareth Branch - 2020-2021 School Age Registration

Slate Belt Branch - 2020-2021 School Age Registration

Suburban North Branch -  2020-2021 School Age Registration

 

School Age Child Care Locations Available (asterisk denotes Edu-Childcare site): 

Ironton Elementary

Fogelsville Elementary

Kratzer Elementary

Parkway Manor Elementary

Shoemaker Elementary

Kernsville Elementary

Cetronia Elementary

Willow Lane Elementary

Jaindl Elementary

Five Points Elementary School

Schnecksville Elementary

George Wolf Elementary

Lehigh Elementary

Moore Elementary

Sheckler Elementary

Siegfried Elementary

Peters Elementary

Alpha Elementary

Veteran's Memorial Elementary School

Allentown Branch of GVYMCA* 

Forks Education Center

Bethlehem Branch of GVYMCA*

Easton Branch of GVYMCA*

Suburban North Branch of GVYMCA*

Nazareth Branch of GVYMCA*

Slate Belt Branch of GVYMCA*

 

Join the Y

 

Households across our community have different needs so we offer a variety of membership types. Each of our locations offer many different programs, schedules, and classes therefore offerings and fees may vary by branch.

 

Please select a branch near you for more information

 

Greater Valley YMCA Membership Handbook

Financial Assistance

 

Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. At The Y, no child, family or adult is turned away due to an inability to pay.

 

Financial assistance awards are assessed on a case by case basis during a one-on-one, confidential session with a staff member. Those interested in applying for our financial assistance program are encouraged to download this form, or stop in to any of our branches to learn more and pick up an application.

Program Registration

 

To register for member and non-member programs, please use our secure Online Registration.

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