Helping Elementary School-Age Children Reach Their Potential
Program Dates & Times:
Beginning August 16, 2021 with the start of the school through May 23, 2022. We generally follow Marion City Schools (MCS) and Pleasant Local Schools calendars.
Before School Care: Starting 6:30 am until school bus picks up at the Y. MCS will pick up for George Washington & Benjamin Harrison. Pleasant picks up for Pleasant Elementary.
After School Care: Arrival at Y by MCS bus from George Washington & Benjamin Harrison or from Pleasant by Pleasant bus until 6:00 pm.
One-Time Non-Refundable Registration Fee: $30 per child
Before School only:
$35 per week for Y Members
$42 for Program Participants
After School only:
$54 per week for Y Members
$65 for Program Participants
Both Before & After School:
$77 per week for Y Members
$90 for Program Participants
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.
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.
Our health protocols 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.
The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) helps families who are working or in school pay for childcare through the Publicly Funded Child Care (PFCC) program. Child Care Centers must have at least a 1 Star Rating in order to accept PFCC payments. With our 1 Star Rating, we are able to accept PFCC payments, which may mean that your out of pocket costs could be reduced. Families qualifying for PFCC may be required to pay for part of your child care in the form of a co-payment. The amount you pay is based on your gross income and family size.
You may apply at https://rom the Y Service Center.jfs.ohio.gov/cdc/Page4.stm or call Missy Davidson with Marion County JFS at 740-223-1921. If don’t qualify for PFCC, but meet our financial assistance requirements, then you can apply for our in-house financial assistance. The application process is simple and quick. You can download an application from the Y’s website at www.marionymca.org or pick one up from the Y Service Center.
Register in person at the Y or online at marionymca.org/register. After initial registration, parents will need to complete all required registration forms prior to your child’s first day at the program. Parents will receive these forms by email.
STEP UP TO QUALITY 1 STAR
Step Up to Quality (SUTQ) is a five–star quality rating and improvement system administered by the Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. SUTQ recognizes and promotes learning and development programs that meet quality program standards that exceed licensing health and safety regulations. The program standards are based on national research identifying standards which lead to improved outcomes for children.
Standards include: low child to staff ratios, higher staff education, on–going specialized staff training, and utilization of a research-based curriculum that aligns to Ohio’s Early Learning and Development Standards.
Families and children attending our program will benefit from: highly trained teachers; emphasis on the development of school readiness skills; assurance that the program is committed to continuous improvement; and a focus on family engagement.
For information about how to apply for Publicly Funded resources, visit https://jfs.ohio.gov/cdc/Page4.stm.
More Information: Contact Nicole Brown at 740-725-9622 or firstname.lastname@example.org