LICENSED SCHOOL AGE CHILD CARE
The Y’s School-Age Child Care program provides a safe and nurturing place for children during before and after school hours. The program is designed to enhance the physical, educational, and moral well-being of children by helping them to learn, grow, and thrive. We provide children with supervised activities that are enjoyable and stimulating. Overall, we want children to have FUN and develop lasting friendships.
The program runs in accordance with the specific School District’s calendar and times.
Philipsburg-Osceola School District
Port Matilda Elementary School
The Y’s warm and friendly staff are carefully selected for their experience and desire to work with children. All staff are First Aid/CPR certified and have had a fingerprint, criminal record and child abuse clearance.
HOURS OF OPERATION
Before School Care: 6:00 AM – 8:00 AM (dismissed to school/bus)
After School Care: 2:30 PM – 6:00 PM
|Before School Only||$37/week|
|After School Only||$77/week|
|Before & After School||$82/week|
|All Day Care||$13.60 – $22.60/day additional charge|
(Payments can be made at the front desk or by bank draft or credit card.)
In-service Days: additional fees will apply
OPEN DOORS / FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
The YMCA of Centre County recognizes the need to serve all members of the community, particularly those economically less advantaged, who are not able to pay the full cost of the membership or program fee. To apply for financial assistance ask a member service representative for an application.
For more information, contact Mandi Bush at [email protected].
As a benefit to our early learning and summer school age program participants, we offer 5 credit days per summer. Credit days can be used when children are absent from the program. Families receiving financial assistance, sibling discounts or employee benefits will not be eligible for credit days. Families receiving CCIS funding will receive 5 credit days per family NOT per child. All credit days must be used in one year.
Families with more than one child enrolled will receive a 10% fee reduction on the oldest child enrolled.
Fees and Payments:
All contracted days in the agreement must be paid whether or not the child attends. This is necessary in order to maintain a high quality program at the lowest possible cost. YMCA of Centre County reserves the right to raise fees with a minimum 30 day notice. Fees and payment policy is as follows:
- Payments must be made by the Friday prior to care. Payments are to be made at the Y’s member service desk or at the off-site program. Credit cards are accepted at the member services desk only.
- Delinquent payments of more than 2 weeks may result in termination of care.
- A $2.00 per day late fee will be charged for late payments.
- A $5.00 fee will be charged when a school age child is sent without a lunch.
- A $1.00 per minute fee will be charged if a child is picked up after 6:00 PM.
YMCA of Centre County, in accordance with applicable federal and state civil rights laws and regulatory requirements, provides equal opportunity for program services to all persons regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, creed, or disability. Enrollment policies are as follows:
- Preference is given to children requiring full-time care.
- All necessary paperwork and parent orientation must be completed before starting care.
- A two-week probation period is given to all parents. During this time, the agreement may be broken if there are any problems that cannot be resolved.
The Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, Office of Child Development and Early Learning, provides both Resource & Referral Services and Financial Assistance to qualified households through the Child Care Works program. Child Care Works is administered in every county in the Commonwealth through Child Care Information Services (CCIS) offices. To locate a CCIS office that serves your county, visit http://www.dpw.state.pa.us/findfacilsandlocs/childcareinformationservices/
For information on the subsidized child day care program and financial assistance for child day care costs, click here: http://www.dpw.state.pa.us/forchildren/childcareearlylearning/childcareworkssubsidizedchildcareprogram/index.htm
To apply for subsidized child day care services, click here: https://www.compass.state.pa.us/compass.web/CMHOM.aspx or contact your local CCIS office.