PLAY. LEARN. THRIVE.

Enriching Curriculum

The YMCA’s national character building campaign pledges to incorporate the values of caring, responsibility, honesty and respect as part of all youth service programming. The YMCA seeks to support and strengthen the family unit, help children develop to their fullest potential, and present programs and services in a positive YMCA environment of safety, support, and caring.

Our program provides a resource-rich environment and introduces children to activities that build on what they learn during the school day. YMCA staff implement curriculum in active learning centers, which inherently embodies the common core without duplicating the classroom.

Our curriculum includes seven core content areas:

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Character Development
  • Health, wellness, and fitness
  • Literacy
  • Science and technology
  • Service-learning
  • Social competence and conflict resolution

Program Components

The Before and After School programs are designed to allow the children the opportunity to grow, learn and thrive in a safe educational environment. The specific activities associated with the core content areas generally take place in one or more of the following contexts, each of which is balanced throughout the day or week.

  • Character Development focusing on the Y Core Values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility
  • Literacy
  • Arts , Drama and Music
  • Science and Technology
  • Homework Support
  • Service Learning
  • Social Competence and Conflict Resolution
  • Healthy Snacks and Nutrition Education
  • Physical Activity

Rates and Registration

  • YMCA programs are fully licensed by the MA Department of Early Education and Care (EEC).
  • Enrollment forms are available at the YMCA, and on our website at www.hrymca.org
  • Monthly rates for 2-, 3-, and 5-day weeks are calculated for the 10-month school year and discounted for Household Members
  • We offer a 10% discount for a second child enrolled in the program.
Times Monthly Rates 2-Day T/TH 3-Day M/W/F 5-Day M-F
AM Care 7:00 to school Discounted household member $70 $104 $168
Regular $81 $123 $195
AM Care 8:00 to school Discounted household member $34 $53 $81
Regular $40 $61 $94
PM Care 3:00 to 6:00 Discounted household member $126 $188 $308
Regular $147 $217 $355

Registration Fees: $35 Regular, $30 Returning Family, $25 Household Members

**We will waive the Registration Fee if you sign up for Bank Draft or Automatic Credit Card payments for your SACC Monthly Bill when you register.

What About Early Release and School Days Out

The Hampshire Regional YMCA offers full-day & half-day programs on most early dismissal days, professional days, school holidays, and vacation weeks.

For your convenience, half-day programs are held right at your child’s school and will include a healthy snack. Registration is first come first serve as space allows.

The host site for School Days Out is Jackson Street Elementary School. Registration is first come first serve as space allows.

  • Pre-registration is necessary for all School Days Out participants.
  • We provide an afternoon snack for School Days Out, but lunch must be brought from home.

There will be an Early Bird Registration for all School Age Child Care Participants.

Affordable Rates

Early Release/School Days Out Household Member Rate Regular Rate
School Age Child Care Participants: (SACC)
1/2 day SACC Participant $35 $40
Full day SACC Participant $57 $67
School Days Out for Non School Age Child Care Participants: (SACC)
Full day NON SACC Participant $57 $67

Locations and Times

Bridge Street Elementary School

2 Parsons Street, Northampton

  • Before School #1 7:00 AM – school begins
  • Before School #2 8:00 AM – school begins
  • Afterschool Care 3:00 – 6:00 PM

Jackson Street School

120 Jackson Street, Northampton

  • Before School #1 7:00 AM – school begins
  • Before School #2 8:00 AM – school begins
  • Afterschool Care 3:00 – 6:00 PM

Ryan Road Elementary School

498 Ryan Road, Northampton

  • Before School #1 7:00 AM – school begins
  • Before School #2 8:00 AM – school begins
  • Afterschool Care 3:00 – 6:00 PM

Contact
Kim Allore, School Age Child Care Director
413-584-7086 ext. 107
Fax 413-586-1912