YMCA AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM
Learning Doesn't End With the School Bell
After school programs at the Y are more than a safe place for your child. Our program nurtures a child’s potential, ensuring the development of healthy, trusting relationships that build confidence and character.
We know that learning doesn’t end when the school bell rings. The way your children spend time after school can make a big difference in their personal development and your family-life balance. At the Y, kids engage in a variety of exciting physical and imaginative activities that encourage them to explore who they are and what they can achieve.
Through guided play, children learn to respect themselves and others, work out their differences and discover the value of true friendship. Academic support from caring role models enriches your child’s educational experience and enables families to spend more quality time together.
Whether it’s specialty clinics designed for kids to discover new hobbies or pastimes, homework time, or organized activities, our goal is not only to entertain kids, but also to expose them to new and exciting opportunities to grow and learn.
Available for children in grades K-8, all of our after school programs provide a range of activities, including:
- Academic enrichment and homework assistance
- Structured activities that provide kids with physical activity outside
- Hands-on, engaging activities to do inside
- Healthy snacks
- Arts and crafts
The YMCA After School program is available to all children in Collier County, the program also provides bus service to the Y from many of our participating schools.
Parents are responsible for notifying their child’s school and the YMCA of any change in transportation or days attending the YMCA After School program.
If school dismisses early due to inclement weather, the YMCA does not provide transportation from the school.
Bus transportation is provided to the Y from the following schools:
- Big Cypress Elementary
- Community School of Naples
- First Baptist Academy
- Gulf Coast Charter Academy
- Mason Classical Academy
- Osceola Elementary
Don't see your child’s school on the list?
Request YMCA After School at Your School! If your children attend a school not listed above, you can email our Youth Development Director and request our after school services. It takes a minimum of 10 children at each school for us to run bus transportation to your location.
- Pelican Marsh Elementary
- Poinciana Elementary
- Seagate Elementary
- Shadowlawn Elementary
- Vineyards Elementary
ON-SITE AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM
In addition to the After School program at the YMCA, the Y also provides After School programs on-site for some locations.
• Golden Gate Elementary • Royal Palm Academy
For more information, programs hours or fees regarding on-site programs, please contact our Curriculum Coordinator.
AFTER SCHOOL REGISTRATION
Annual Registration Fee: $40 per family
Registration opens soon!
*Daily rate options available for Golden Gate Elementary and Royal Palm Academy
Program Refund/Transfer Policy: The YMCA will not refund program fees unless the class is cancelled by the YMCA or the participant is unable to attend due to a medical reason or special circumstance. In addition, no program refund/transfer will be made after a program has started.
Parents can register in person for the After School program by visiting the Member Services desk. Download, print and return the completed registration forms below, you'll need one form per child. To receive the member rates, the child must be enrolled in a YMCA membership.
Sibling Discounts: Full rate first two children, then 50% off the third child
Financial Assistance: The Y believes every child deserves the opportunity to be healthy, confident, connected and secure. To ensure this, we provide financial aid to families in need on a case-by-case basis. Stop by the Member Services desk for more information on financial assistance or to apply. Scholarships for Childcare, ages Birth-12, proof of Early Learning Coalition Approval/Denial must be included. https://familyservices.floridaearlylearning.com/Account/Login
ELC Certificates: The YMCA accepts Early Learning Coalition (ELC) certificates. For more information on ELC, please call 239.213.1137 or visit their office located at 3050 Horseshoe Drive #231, Naples FL 34104.
For more information on YMCA School Age Services or to register, please contact:
Sr. Coordinator for Child Care and Youth Development