The Forest City Y offers a quality before and after school childcare program called Y-Winners. Y Winners Brochure The program also offers care during no-school days and during the summer months. The program is designed to provide a supervised, safe and caring before and after school environment for school-aged children (K-5).
An atmosphere is provided where each child has the opportunity to participate in enjoyable, educational, and socially developmental activities. The YMCA has realized that sharing the responsibility of meeting a child’s daily needs can be a positive experience for the entire family.
During the school year, the Y-Winners program is available Monday through Friday from 5:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. and right after school until 6:00 p.m. Students may participate in all or part of the program. Children are supervised by Y staff on their walk to and from school. Children are transported in the event of inclement weather.
If school is dismissed early, the program will run from the time school lets out until 6:00 p.m. This includes scheduled early dismissal and dismissals for inclement weather. Y Winners is also held on the days that school is canceled due to inclement weather, unless the weather inhibits the Y from being open.
During the school year, the fee for Y-Winners is $3 per hour or $80 per month for one participant. The fee for 2 children is $3.75 per hour or $100 per month. The fee for three children is $5.00 per hour or $125 per month. There is an additional fee for weather-related early outs, closures and no school days. During the summer, there is a daily fee for Y- Winners. There is a one-time registration fee of $25 per family for current Y members and a $40 per family fee for those without memberships. The fee includes breakfast and an after school snack. Bills are distributed monthly during the school year and weekly during the summer.
Pre-registration for Y Winners is required. The Front Desk has the pertinent forms and complete information about the program.
For the convenience of our members, the Y provides childcare for children age six months though age six while a parent is using the Y facility. This service has a two hour limit. There is a small fee to members and hours are based on usage and are subject to change.
|Monday||8:15 a.m. – 11 a.m.|
|Tuesday||8:15 a.m. – 11 a.m.|
|Wednesday||8:15 a.m. – 11 a.m.|
|Thursday||8:15 a.m. – 11 a.m.|
|Friday||8:15 a.m. – 11 a.m.|
A childcare punch may be purchased at the front desk for $20.00. There are 20 punches per card. One punch per family for every ½ hour you use the room. The punch cards are kept on file in the childcare room.
- A responsible adult must be in the building
- It is our policy to close the room if the room is not in use ½ hour prior to closing.
- Hours are subject to change according to usage.
- Y staff is not allowed to change diapers.