- Parent Handbook
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We would love to share with you the steps we are taking to keep our child care participants, families, and staff safe during this time. Whether you’re a current child care family, are hoping to enroll soon, or are just curious about our processes, check out the video below to learn more!
Families are welcome visitors to our programs at all times. We hope that parents/guardians will attend family functions, help with classroom projects, and attend field trips with us. We encourage families to join us for lunch occasionally, just give us a heads up and we’ll make sure to prepare additional meals.
Families meet at least twice a year with their child’s Lead Teacher to discuss their child’s development for infants through preschoolers. Families may continue to meet with child care staff as needed on and ongoing basis.
Parents also have the opportunity to stay connected using our SeeSaw mobile app, receiving regular updates and frequent pictures, so you’ll always be connected to your child throughout the week!
All child care staff are CPR and First Aid Certified and have passed background checks based on state licensing requirements.
Lead and Assistant Teachers have a degree in Early Child Education (or related field), or a Child Development Credential and practical experience working with young children. Warm, caring teachers bond and develop trust with families. Each child has a primary caregiver, your main point of contact, to guide your child’s development.
School Age Learning
Site Coordinators have a degree in Elementary Education (or related field), or a Child Development Credential and practical experience working with school-age children. A majority of our support staff are local students interested in making a difference in our community.
Additional YMCA Benefits For Child Care Families
Exclusive Child Care Membership
We have an exclusive membership rate just for YMCA child care families! Join the YMCA and pay ONLY $77 per month. You’ll receive everything that’s included in our regular Family Package Household Membership*, but at a $31 per month savings! As long as your kids are in YMCA child care, you can enjoy this membership! The enrollment fee is also waived for child care families – an additional $50 in savings! Members have access to both the Fercho and Schlossman YMCAs, which include fitness centers, an aquatic center, group fitness classes, basketball gyms, many youth play areas – and so much more! To learn more about YMCA membership, visit the Member Benefits page or if you’re ready to sign up, visit either Member Services Desk or visit the Join the YMCA page.
Discounts on Programs and Camps
Child care participants receive big discounts on YMCA offerings, like swimming lessons, basketball, rock climbing, birthday parties and rentals, summer camps and so much more!