Sept., 1 2020 – May, 29 2021
Monday through Friday
6:45 am 5:45 pm
Ages 3 through 5
The Marion Family YMCA is excited to announce the opening of our new, Preschool Full Day Child Care program. Our preschool program is created to prepare your child for kindergarten and meets all ODJFS licensing requirements.
In YMCA Preschool our goal is to provide a safe, nurturing, and enriching environment for young children to learn, thrive, and grow.
Our program is designed to meet the developmental needs of young children ages three to five years. We provide experiences that enhance and enrich each child’s cognitive, language, social emotional, physical and creative development. Key components include literacy, mathematics, science, social and emotional development, problem solving, health and diversity. The pro-gram is designed to foster each child’s ability to develop a positive self-concept through a balance of self-directed activities and teacher-assisted activities.
The YMCA’s Preschool program will use The Creative Curriculum by Teachings Strategies as recommended by ODJFS.
The Preschool Curriculum will be delivered daily 9:00 am—3:00 pm. We encourage parents to have their child in the classroom prior to 9:00 am and to pick up after 3:00 pm.
Breakfast, lunch and snack will be served at scheduled times each day.
COVID-19 Health Protocols
The YMCA has been holding child care / camp since we opened Marion’s only Pandemic Child Care Center n late March. Based on our experience, recommendations from the CDC and best practices from national resources we will have stringent health protocols in place. These will include daily health screenings of children & staff, daily temperature checks, limited access to the classroom by parents, handwashing and frequent sanitizing. Our full health protocols are in the Preschool Handbook. Protocols are subject to change based on changing conditions in the community, CDC and health department recommendations.
However, no matter what precautions we take, by having your child attend YMCA child care you are assuming the risk that you or your child may be exposed to communicable diseases including COVID-19.
Parent Registration Meeting:
By appointment August 31, 2020: 8:00am-6:00pm Please contact Justis Davis, Program Director to reserve a meeting time. We’ll help you complete the registration forms and introduce you to your child’s classroom. This meeting is optional and is for one parent only, no children please. If you choose not to have a Parent
Registration Meeting, you must turn in all registration forms at least two business days prior to your child’s first day in the program.
YMCA Members: $183
YMCA Participants: $199
One-Time Registration Fee: $30 per child
A second child in the same household participating will receive a 20% discount off of the regular fee.
Once registered, your child is considered registered for the entire school year unless you withdraw. Fees are due the Friday before each week regardless of your child’s attendance (exceptions made for COVID-19 illness or quarantine).
Fees apply for weeks when the Y offers 4 or 5 days of care. Fees are adjusted for weeks when we offer 3 or fewer days of care. The program will be closed Nov. 26 & 27; Dec. 24,25, & 31.
Register online www.marionymca.org or in person at the Y. After you register, you’ll receive an email with required registration forms to complete & return at least two business days prior to your child’s first day in the program.
Fees are due the Friday prior to each week. We encourage automatic payment through a credit card or bank account. If you choose not to set up an automatic payment, there is an additional $5 per week fee.
The YMCA is working with ODJFS to accept Publicly Funded Child Care. We hope to have this service available before the start of Preschool, however we cannot guarantee that process will be complete. If you need help applying for Publicly Fund Child Care, please contact Justis Davis. If you need Financial assistance please read the paragraph below.
As with all Y programs, financial assistance for preschool fees is available for families who demonstrate financial need. The application process is simple and quick. You can download an application from the Y’s website at www.marionymca.org or obtain one from the Y Service Center.