The YMCA of Montclair School Age Child Care Program is designed to provide care for children while parents are working. This program focuses on building self confidence and character. We emphasize the Y’s four core values in character development — caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility – in every activity and interaction. When children enter one of our state licensed Y SACC Programs, a world of growth opens up to them in a safe, fun and enriching environment. In addition to supplementing what they learned in school, they have the opportunity to participate in a variety of structured activities, get assistance with their homework from trained YMCA staff, have a chance to socialize with their peers and form new relationships. We also see the importance of giving them some time to participate in staff supervised free play, which is vital for their development, growth, and self-confidence.
To provide a warm, caring, and safe environment under the guidance of an experienced staff.
To provide each child the opportunity to develop their self confidence and social skills.
To provide developmentally appropriate activities that stimulate creativity and encourage learning through fun and discovery.
The YMCA of Montclair School Age Child Care Program follows the standards of the National YMCA School Age Care Curriculum, whose core components include:
- Arts and Humanities
- Character Development
- Health, Wellness and Fitness
- Healthy U
- Service Learning
- Social Competence and Conflict Resolution
- Bloomfield (postponed)
- Montclair (postponed)
The YMCA of Montclair follows all CDC Guidelines for child care. Click here to read more.
Tuition payments are drafted on the first of the month. Credit cards are required with all applications and are kept on file to guarantee payments. Should any draft not be honored by your credit card for any reason, you are still responsible for that payment in addition to a $20 service charge applied by the YMCA of Montclair. Any additional charges, such as late pick-up fees, will also be drafted. It is our policy that monthly tuition is paid in full. We do not prorate for absences or by the hour. If needed, children can be withdrawn for one or more months at a time. If a child is withdrawn, and that program has a waitlist, the child WILL lose their spot. We do not hold spaces under any circumstances.
Important: The tuition fees are based on the number of school days, broken down to ten equal monthly installments for your convenience. The fee is not based on the number of calendar days per month, and prorating of fees is not available. The only exception is if you enroll after the 15th of the month. All scheduled changes and withdrawals from the program MUST be requested in writing through the Billing Office and received by the 15th of the month prior or you will be responsible for next month’s tuition.
A one-time registration fee will be charged upon registering your child for the program. When the YMCA of Montclair is allowed to reopen its buildings, all SACC participants will be required to have a Y membership.
This registration fee is waived for those members who have kept their paid Y memberships through our closure.