2018-2019 Welcome Letter

Hello YMCA Aftercare Parents!

We are very excited to begin the 2018-2019 school year in our YMCA Aftercare.  As we transfer our registration paperwork over to a new software system, we thank you for your patience.  By doing this, we will streamline the future intake process for aftercare.

Because our registration software is separate from the daily check-in/check-out software, we ask that you please sign up for Kid Check online. https://go.kidcheck.com/signin.aspx?action=register

This will speed up the process of digitally checking students in when they come to us in the aftercare and when parents arrive to pick up their child in the afternoon. 

As we gather our resources and staff, we are settling into check-in, homework, snack and enrichment routines.  But we DO have some new offerings!  The YMCA Youth Development Department has partnered with MOTE Marine to bring an exciting monthly program to enrich your child’s aftercare experience.  This whole-group program will include learning about the local marine environment and will fold in some hands-on learning opportunities.

Also most of our school sites have arranged for the Kona Ice truck to visit each week.  Feel free to bring money when you pick up your child and enjoy this special treat with your child upon leaving aftercare.   We will not send any groups of children out to the truck during aftercare.

Our team will also continue to offer outside games and guided team building opportunities to strengthen the four YMCA Core Values:  Honesty, Responsibility, Caring and Respect.  Each day in aftercare, we strive to discuss examples of the core values and look for opportunities within the children to guide them towards those expectations.

Finally, we will be offering full day camps throughout the year at each of our branches, beginning with the first on October 19th, deadline to register will be October 10th,  a professional day for Sarasota County. Please check our website and the school sites at pick up for information on how to register! SAVE THE DATE as well for November 21, December 26th-28th and January 2-4th camps!!! https://www.sarasotaymca.org/youthdevelopment

We’re looking forward to a fun new school year!

Kindly,

Your YMCA Aftercare Team