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KANKAKEE AREA YMCA

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 Y KIDS CHILD CARE

   With a focus on safety, health, social growth and academic enhancement, 
   Y afterschool programs serve kindergartners through middle schoolers 
   with a variety of programmatic and activity options to explore 
   and develop their interests and talents.

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Before & After School Child Care

Our Promise 

We're the YMCA. Meeting the needs of children, strengthening families and building strong communities have always been, and remain, central to the YMCA mission. As a part of this mission, we promise that YMCA child care programs will:

Assist children in developing positive attitudes of caring, respect, honesty and responsibility for themselves and others.

Offer programs that are safe, enriching and developmentally appropriate. We challenge children to grow in imagination, creativity, self-directed initiative and leadership.

Employ caring people who are trained to help children set limits and develop their own self-control. Staff will become counselors to the children, developing friendships that promote trust, sharing and openness.

Supplement the child's experience at school and at home, creating partnerships with school staff and parents.

Enable families of all income levels to participate in all YMCA programs, including child care. No one will be turned away due to inability to pay.

Focus on individual children and help them, one life at a time.

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Program Elements

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An array of daily learning experiences in the program can be found in our Activity Centers.  These choices, based on age appropriate activities in a child-centered, fun environment, offer our children a chance to learn, to imagine, to relax—a chance to grow.

  • Dramatic Play
  • Creative Art
  • Quiet Time
  • Active Games
  • Manipulative and Table Games
  • Building
  • Music
  • Discovery & Science

CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT

The four core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility form the basis for all activities in the Kankakee Area YMCA Child Care Program. Our staff model YMCA values and assist children in developing positive attitudes based on these core values.

SESSION DATES

FALL II  (Oct 23 - Dec 16)
Registration Opens:
Members - September 25th
Prosp. Members - October 2nd

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ACTIVITY CENTERS

An array of daily learning experiences in the program can be found in our Activity Centers. These choices, based on age appropriate activities in a child-centered, fun environment, offer our children a chance to learn, to imagine, to relax—a chance to grow.

  • Dramatic Play
  • Manipulative and Table Games
  • Creative Art
  • Building
  • Quiet Time
  • Music
  • Active Games
  • Discovery and Science

SNACK

Nutritious snacks are available to keep our children satisfied and active in those long hours between lunch and dinner. Special dietary needs are considered.

KANKAKEE AREA YMCA MISSION
To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.