YWCA Clinton to provide before- and after-school care

CLINTON — YWCA Clinton will expand its childcare programming to include before- and after-school care located in the Clinton School District’s elementary schools beginning next school year.

The program will offer participating students time to complete their homework each day; in addition, students will have daily outdoor or gym time as well as time engaged in age-appropriate activities that complement and build upon the curriculum being taught in the classroom as well as strengthen their physical, social and emotional skills.

Program locations for the 2019-2020 school year will be based on the number of children enrolled by June 30, 2019. Parents who are interested in taking advantage of this new program are encouraged to enroll their children early. A minimum of 25 children must be enrolled by the June 30 deadline for the program to be held at any given school.

“While our goal is to eventually offer programming at each of the CCSD elementary schools, we will be determining the locations for this first year based on the number of students enrolled by June 30th,” explains YWCA Youth Coordinator Colin Larson. “We are very excited about this new partnership and the convenience it will offer both parents and children."

Parents and guardians can pick up enrollment forms at the YWCA Clinton front desk or download one from the Youth page of their website at ywcaclinton.org.

The YWCA Before and After School Program will be held at select CSD elementary schools on every school day, (with the exception of early releases or cancellations due to weather). The before-school program will begin each day at 6 a.m., while the after-school program will begin immediately after school is out and end daily at 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday-only care for Wednesday early-out days is also available. Those needing care after 5:30 p.m. are encouraged to contact the YWCA Clinton Children’s Center at 244-8340 and ask about their Extended Care Program, which offers childcare until midnight, Monday-Friday.

Rates and payment options can be found on the Youth-Activities page of the YWCA website at ywcaclinton.org.

Parents and guardians wishing to enroll their children in the YWCA Before and After School Program for the 2019-2020 school year should return completed enrollment packets and the $25 per child registration fee to YWCA Clinton. If you have any questions, call the YWCA youth director at (563) 212-4001 or email at youth@ywcaclinton.org.