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Parents Love the Y

YMCA After School Care

Why Parents Love the Y

“The program has been a great experience for my child. He is always happy when I arrive to pick him up and excited to tell him about what he did and learned at After School. This keeps my husband and I happy to not have to worry about how he is or how he’s doing while we finish up our work days. The cost is also very affordable for us.”

Parent, McNeill ES (Lamar CSD) 2019
YMCA After School

Why Kids Love the Y

"I see nothing but smiles every time I walk in. My daughter has been to many different day cares, and the Y has the ONLY after school program that she actually loves going to. The teachers are great with the kids and are always playing games with the children. My daughter is finally at a place where she is happy and enjoys going. Thank you Y teachers!"

BB Rice (Conroe ISD)


CDC Guidelines and Safety Protocols

We are committed to keeping our participants and staff safe and healthy and the following procedures will be in place for the foreseeable future:

  • Small group sizes with a 1:10 ratio with a significantly reduced capacity for the entire program
  • Separate areas/rooms for reach group of young people with the same staff each day
  • Scheduled hand washing and access to hand sanitizer
  • Staff are currently wearing face masks while in program area
  • Increased cleaning and disinfecting processes throughout the day

 

Safety Protocols

 

We Hear You


We asked over 5000 parents across all programs in 22 school districts (25% response rate)

  • 96% agree their child has opportunities to socialize and have positive interactions with adults and peers
  • 92% agree their child is physically and emotional safe
  • 83% agree that staff communicates with parents on a daily basis
  • 87% agree their child is supported by qualified, well trained staff
  • 77% agree their child receives structured time for homework help and academic enrichment


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Billing Policies and Procedures

For policy and payment information and answers to a wide-range of frequently asked questions, please review our parent handbook.

PARENT HANDBOOK

The YMCA of Greater Houston has balanced billing with the exception of August, December and June. Monthly fees are based on your individual school district calendar year. All early dismissal days and in-service days are included in the monthly fee. Holiday camps and school holidays may require an additional fee.

Payments are due prior to the first of each month. To ensure a spot and to avoid late fees, it is recommended that you schedule payments with an auto-draft. Your payment will be drafted from your account on the 1st of each month. (Check with your YMCA for additional drafting options such as weekly and daily drop in rates). Drafting is available through a credit card or EFT. Payment may also be made in-person at the Y prior to the first of each month. Space is limited so your spot is not guaranteed until your payment is scheduled or paid in full. Cash, check, credit card, money order or cashier’s checks are accepted as forms of payment. No payments will be collected at the school site.

Inclement Weather Policy

In the event of program cancellations due to inclement weather or facility issues that prohibit children from attending school, the YMCA recognizes three days of care as a full week of service. Based on this balance billing, accounts will be credited for a maximum of 3 days in any full week of cancellations.

Program Withdrawal

When withdrawing from the program or putting your draft for the after school program on hold, written notice must be turned in to the Y, and must be provided at least two weeks prior to your draft date. No refunds will be issued to anyone withdrawing after the first day of the month. All membership fees are non-refundable.

Child Protection Policy