YMCA Child Care has an incredible staff dedicated to a life of service who infuse the before and after school programs with their unique interests and talents. Our staff highlight of the month is Brittany Thompson, director at Geiger Elementary. Brittany served in South Africa on an animal refuge and rehabilitation center as a volunteer. Her love for animals can be seen at her site and in her curriculum - from learning about species to cultivating a love for preservation, participants at Geiger will continually be enriched by Brittany and her passion for animals. Way to go Brittany!
"Failure to plan is planning to fail." How often do the hours in your day run out? Schedules and details can consume what little free time exists for busy parents. Create a plan with your child this week for simple quality time.
Throwback Thursday presents the YMCA Child Care Brady Bunch, the faces behind the program. What do you love about your YMCA leaders? #tbt
Science 2 Go is a new program that our YMCA Bethel participants are piloting - a back pack full of everything science can be checked out from the Pierce County Library Book Mobile. Week one at Camas Prarie Elementary was a huge success!
Does someone on the playground need a friend? Can you help your teacher clean up after lunch? The point of leadership for the week is "know what's going on around you." Challenge your child to see where they can help others this week!
Take advantage of the YMCA fall promotion at your local Y branch and join for free! Offer ends on Monday, so get you family signed up so you can enjoy your child's free membership with them.
Throw back Thursday presents an old time favorite read - rekindle the magic of the "The Boxcar Kids" series. Visit the library this weekend for your fun family outing opportunity. #Yread #TBT
Special thanks to Doug Baldwin from the Seattleseahawks for visiting our site at Cottonwood Elementary! Look for NFL Play 60 fitness program at our sites this year! #seattleseahawks #dougbaldwin
Now's the time! Take advantage of the YMCA Fall promotion at facilities near you - joining fees are waived until September 22. Activate those child care memberships and sign up the whole family!