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At the Y, we believe children should have a place to explore their interests and talents. YMCA Child Care staff provide activities focused on academic...
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Summer Achievement Camp

Enrich your summer as we combine education and excitement with program offerings that target summer learning loss. Campers will sharpen their skills in reading, math...

Water safety and fun go hand-in-hand when you follow these safety tips in and around water.

As part of the Y's commitment to keep swimmers safe in and around the water, the Y encourages children and adults to have fun and enjoy the various benefits of swimming, but to always make safety their first priority.

Did you know that an estimated one in three adults in the United States is living with prediabetes and is completely unaware of this and the associated health risks? Join us in decreasing these numbers by increasing awareness on March 24. Take the Diabetes Risk Assessment at ymcapkc.org/diabetes-risk-assessment and be entered into a drawing for a $100 gift card.

To learn more about the Y’s Diabetes Prevention Program, contact Susan Buell at sbuell@ymcapkc.org

There is Black Friday and Cyber Monday but today is #givingtuesday. Donate to the Y then take an #UNselfie and tell us why you give. http://www.ymcapkc.org/donate/

It's Cyber Monday and when you do your shopping at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to the Y. Bookmark the link http://smile.amazon.com/ch/91-0565562 and support us every time you shop.

Get ready for #givingtuesday on December 2. Donate to the Y, then take an #UNselfie telling us why you give. http://www.ymcapkc.org/donate/

We have a day for giving thanks, but on December 2 you can do more with #givingtuesday. Join others around the world in giving to causes you care about. Take an #UNselfie and tell us why you give to the Y.

The YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties is seeking a Child Care ECEAP Family Support Specialist.The Family Support Specialist (FSS) maintains an outreach recruitment and enrollment process throughout the school year. The FSS works in partnership with the site team to encourage and plan for parent participation in their child’s education. The FSS works together with families in an effort to support them in recognizing and building upon their family strengths and improving the conditions and quality of their family’s life. The FSS’s work will adhere to ECEAP Program Standards, Service Plans and the principles of best practice in the field of family support.

To apply: http://www.ymcapkc.org/employme…/cc-eceap-family-specialist/

An attitude of gratitude is powerful and can transform relationships. Do you thank your children for what they are doing right? Do they say please when learning to ask for help? This week's point of leadership goes beyond manners - it's about building people of character!

#TBT to our festive staff prepping for fall with a field trip to the pumpkin patch.

REGISTRATION

Priority registration for current child care participants will take place in May 2015. Open registration will begin on June 1, 2015 for the 2015-2016 school year.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Financial Assistance is available for those who cannot afford the vital services of the Y.  If we can serve you or your family in this way, please fill out the Financial Assistance Application. Financial Assistance is made possible by the YMCA Annual Campaign.

We also provide fee assistance through:

  • Pre-authorized DSHS/Third-Party providers
  • NACCRRA or GSA subsidies for qualifying Military Families
  • Second Child Discount - 10%

If you are interested in any of these please contact the YMCA Child Care business office.


MILITARY FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

The YMCA Child Care and Child Care Aware of America are proud to provide financial assistance to Active Army, Activated Guard and Reserve Soldiers and DOD Civilians. To apply for this military subsidy, please visit Child Care Aware.

See the Military Financial Assistance Brochure for more information.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

LEARN MORE

Army School-Age Programs in Your Neighborhood (ASPYN). If you are interested in receiving more information about Military Child Care and Financial Assistance, contact our office at 253-534-7829 or childcare@ymcapkc.org.

01-BEFORE-AND-AFTER-SCHOOL-CARE

YMCA before and after school programs serve our community with a variety of programmatic and activity options to explore and develop their interests and talents. Our focus on safety, health, social growth, and academic enhancement means your children have fun, grow, and thrive in our care.

For more detailed information on our program please view our Parent Guide.

 

02.5-PRE-KINDERGARTEN

YMCA Pre-Kindergarten works with children daily on fine and gross motor skills, social and emotional skills, and focuses on teaching children to become independent learners.

Math, literacy and science are integrated into the weekly curriculum. Children are encouraged to be healthy in all aspects of life. The Y actively incorporates core values into the program to foster a positive culture and learning environment: honesty, respect, responsibility and caring.

For more detailed information on our program please view our Parent Guide.

 

02-KINDERGARTEN

Children work on their letter and number recognition as well as counting and writing skills. Mealtime allows children to learn social skills and cooperation. Outdoor time enhances motor skill development while having fun with friends.

 

 

LEADERS IN YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

YMCA Child Care provides high quality, licensed and certified care in Pierce and Kitsap Counties. Our program leads the way in youth development with:

  • Research based approaches to social-emotional support
  • Intentional homework assistance
  • Cultivation of transferable leadership skills
  • 60 minutes of physical activity
  • Healthy snack options in partner with the USDA
  • Structured monthly curriculum

See below for sample schedules and activities.                                       

SUMMER ACHIEVEMENT CAMP

Enrich your summer as we combine education and excitement with program offerings that target summer learning loss. Campers will sharpen their skills in reading, math, and science and participate in traditional camp activities. Campers will also have the opportunity to go on field trips. Learn more