Before & After School Program
The philosophy of the program is to provide parents and children with a safe, healthy and fun atmosphere where children will have an opportunity to be together with peers outside of school. During Before and After School care YWCA provides homework help. On No School days developmentally appropriate activities and learning tools are used to help children continue learning and retain information. Children go on field trips that help them learn about their community.
While providing a fun experience children will receive creative instruction in modeling successful behavior and development of pro-social involvement. Emphasis will also be placed on retention of reading, math and exploration of science/technology concepts. Field trips, recreation and special projects will be part of the enrichment aspects of the programs.
Summer Day Camp
YWCA Summer Day Camp is held each summer at Overland Elementary School. Camp is designed for your child to be present five days a week and participate in all the activities. This program runs begins a week after school lets out and runs until a week before school begins. Camp is available to children ages 5 (entering kindergarten) up to ages 12. The program is not just to help parents by providing a safe place for their children but also to provide an enviornment in which the children are able to grown in all areas of development.
The children go on field trips every week to places like the Library, local parks, Sweetwater County Fair, movies, local community businesses, and police & fire departments. There is no additional cost for these field trips as the YWCA obtains donations to cover expenses. The children also participate in the “Money Smart Kids Program” during Camp where they learn about money, wants vs needs, how to save and plan their spending.
This program is available to children ages 5 through 12 years. The Before & After School program is held in the YWCA Learning Center during the school year. This program is helping parents whose work schedule is a little longer than a school day. Children can be dropped off as early as 5:45am and stay until 6:30pm.
We can take children from all any elementary school. However, we are only able to transport children to and from Overland Elementary. The School District will provide a bus from Stagecoach Elementary if the children are overflowed from Overland. Our staff walk over to Overland Ementary to pick up students who are there. Children from other elementary schools will need to be transported to and from by parents.
The Before & After School program is one that fills up quickly. We have a limited amount of space for children as we have only a small classroom for this program. If you are intested in getting into this program please click on the “Waiting List” button on the bottom of the page and fill out our form.
Before & After School costs $85 a week.
Summer Day Camp fees are $155 a week. This rate is the same regardless of how many hours in a day or number of days in a week a child attends camp.
We do provide financial assistance for tuition based on income qualifications. We accept Department of Family Services payments; you must apply with DFS to determine qualifications. We offer a sliding fee scale based on income. You must speak to the Director or Assistant Director in order to determine if you qualify. There is an application process.
We are open some of the school holidays and we call them “No School Days”. If you want your child to come on those days there is an additional cost of $40 per child. During Christmas Break we are usually open and the cost for that week is $155.
We are closed: Labor Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Friday after Thanksgiving, Good Friday, Fourth of July, and Memorial Day.
You will need to bring meals for your child while they attend Summer Day Camp and No School Days. We do have refrigerators and microwaves in all the rooms so we can keep items cold or heat lunches up. We plan for lunch and two snacks each day.