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25th Annual Courage Classic

PEDAL FOR THE KIDS Join the Courage Classic team by registering for the 25th Annual Courage Classic Bicycle Tour for a unique three-day...
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16th Annual Golf Tournament for Teens

Thursday, August 11 Canterwood Golf and Country Club...

The Y supports summer learning through STEM activities, arts enrichment, Y Readers and more! #NationalSummerLearningDay
#SummerLearningTacoma
#GraduateTacoma

Best Summer Ever!
Check out what we've been up to at YMCA Summer Day Camp. Highlights include the arts, STEM activities, group games and more!

Best Summer Ever!
Check out what we've been up to at YMCA Summer Day Camp. Highlights include the arts, STEM activities, group games and more!

Art Enrichment this week included using items from the natural environment to create paintings!

Swimming at the Bremerton Family YMCA!

Best Summer Ever!
Check out what we've been up to at YMCA Summer Day Camp. Highlights include the arts, STEM activities, group games and more!

Best Summer Ever!
Check out what we've been up to at YMCA Summer Day Camp. Highlights include the arts, STEM activities, group games and more!

Best Summer Ever!
Check out what we've been up to at YMCA Summer Day Camp. Highlights include the arts, STEM activities, group games and more!

Best Summer Ever!
Check out what we've been up to at YMCA Summer Day Camp. Highlights include the arts, STEM activities, group games and more!

Best Summer Ever!
Check out what we've been up to at YMCA Summer Day Camp. Highlights include the arts, STEM activities, group games and more!

YMCA Before and After School Care registration forms for the 2016-2017 school year will be accepted beginning June 1, 2016. Please let us know if you have any questions regarding how to fill out your registration form completely.


PARENT INFORMATION

Child Care Parent Guide
Pre-K Parent Guide

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.

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 CAMP F.L.Y. (Fun Learning for Youth)            

Studies on summer learning loss show that children who are not exposed to any type of summer learning stimulation often take a step backwards academically. When school starts back up in the fall they've fallen behind and are preforming below grade-level equivalency. YMCA Camp F.L.Y. is designed to keep children's brains in high gear by incorporating summer learning (literacy, science, math, outdoor education, and art) while providing a fun and exciting day camp experience.  Learn more

Ages: 5-12 years
Cost:  YMCA member: $165/week
            Community member: $180/week

Locations:
  • Custer Elementary (Lakewood)
  • Cottonwood Elementary (Central Kitsap)
  • Crownhill Elementary (Bremerton)
  • Evergreen Elementary (Spanaway)
  • Emerald Ridge High School (Puyallup)
  • Geiger Elementary (Tacoma)
  • Purdy Elementary (Gig Harbor)

    Summer Day Camp Parent Handbook 2016


Tacoma After School Youth Sports League


Through an extraordinary collaboration between Tacoma Public Schools, Metro Parks Tacoma, the YMCA, and Boys & Girls Club, Tacoma youth now have access to instructional sports programs after school!

Beginning this fall, the new partnerships will offer school based recreational sports leagues to elementary school students. The on-site program will start with soccer in September, followed by basketball, flag football and then conclude with baseball/fastpitch in the spring.

The YMCA will serve the following elementary schools:
  • Bryant
  • DeLong
  • Grant
  • Geiger
  • Lister
  • Lowell
  • Roosevelt

Practices: Once per week, 3:30-5:30pm at your student's school
Games:  Occur on Saturday, location TBD

Registration:  
To register, fill out the registration form and return it to the YMCA Child Care Business Office 
1614 S Mildred Street Ste 1 Tacoma, WA 98465

Registration Form

Contact:
Angie White, Activities Coordinator
253-405-7528