SCHOOL YEAR 2020-2021
Children are ready to get back to school-based instruction and socializing with peers, parents rely on dependable child care while they work, and the Y is poised and prepared to provide a healthy and safe environment for students, families, and staff. Since the pandemic began in March 2020, the Y has safely and effectively been providing Emergency Child Care and Summer Day Camp programs to children across Long Island.
Together, this picture demands we begin the 2020-2021 school year in an unprecedented way—including new health protocols, physical distancing, and more. We will continue to lead with the lens of equity and excellence, giving your child what they need to excel—and recognizing the ways that will be different from each of their classmates, especially in a time of crisis.
Our plans are nimble so we can adjust and update as needed, as the public health landscape continues to evolve. We are closely coordinating with health experts and governing agencies to update our Reopening Child Care Plan as necessary. All up-to-date information will be available on this web page. We will continue to update our child care families should additional information become available.
All participants in YMCA Child Care programs must have an active Program or Full Membership. Please visit our Membership page to purchase online.
READ OUR CHILD CARE COVID-19 SAFETY PLAN
YMCA PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS
The YMCA of Long Island's Early Childhood/Preschool Programs are committed to providing a safe, supportive learning environment for young children to learn, grow and develop social skills. Our teachers create a warm and loving atmosphere while offering a developmentally-appropriate, engaging curriculum, where children can play, discover and learn. The development of independence, trust and initiative is fostered through a balanced program of choice and structure, quiet and active play, and group and individual time. Our programs encourage children to explore, experiment and learn through literacy, science, dramatic play, block building, art, music and manipulative materials all while acquiring school readiness skills of reading and math. Age ranges for Early Childhood/Preschool Programs are 18 months* - 4 years old. *Please check your local branch as ages vary per branch.
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YMCA SCHOOL AGE CHILD CARE PROGRAMS
The YMCA of Long Island’s Before and After School Programs support children in reaching their full potential by providing academic support and enrichment experiences in a safe and structured environment for children grades Kindergarten through Fifth Grade*. We partner with school districts in Nassau and Suffolk counties to support student learning. Our experienced staff design engaging enrichment activities to help support your child’s learning in all areas. The program is designed to offer your child daily homework help, STEM activities, arts & crafts, healthy eating and nutrition education, youth movement, conflict resolution strategies, and developing social skills. *Please check your local branch as ages vary per branch.
To further support families this year, we are pleased to introduce a NEW! School Age Child Care Program, Y Student Support Center, designed to provide a safe, learning environment for students who are learning remotely full-time or attending school on a hybrid school schedule (i.e., Group A/B, 2x weekly, etc.). This program offers a full-day of care for Grades K - 6 with learning support, enrichment activities, physical activities, and more. The program is held at the YMCA branches in Bay Shore, Glen Cove, Huntington, and Patchogue from 8:00am - 6:00pm with extended hours from 7:00am - 8:00am.
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To find the YMCA that operates your child's program, click to Download List of School Age Child Care Program Sites by School District