Child Care Handbook
Child Care Handbook - Fillable


Begins August 31, 2015
Children Ages 5-12
Before Care available at 7:00am
After Care runs 3:00-6:00pm
Parent pick-up 6:00pm
Swim 2 days a week
Field trips once or twice a month
Holiday camps, half days and snow days included*
Cost: $80 week
$55 part-time week (3 days or less)
Transportation is available from the following schools:
Kistler Elementary
St. Nick/St. Mary School
Dana Street Elementary
Solomon Plains Elementary
Dan Flood Elementary
Third Avenue Elementary
Chester Elementary

Children will need swimsuit, towel, and play clothes.

Coordinated child care accepted and Scholarships are available upon request. Keystone Star 2 and DPW licensed facility.
Call the YMCA for more information,570-823-2191
*Please note: No transportation provided on snow days or during holiday camps)

The Y is a cause-driven organization that is for youth development, for healthy living and for social responsibility. That's because a strong community can only be achieved when we invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors.



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Lead Tomorrow


Now is the time to join the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA Summer Scholars Program. Studies show that children fall behind in their studies and tend to gain weight over the summer due to lack of educational and physical activity. With our program you kids will beat the odds and better yet, they will get ahead!

Summer Scholars Includes:

Daily reading & math enrichment

Swimming, art & science twice weekly

Dance lessons

Computer work

Weekly field trips

Online registration is available here:
Summer Scholars Kindergarten
Summer Scholars Live Y'ers
Summer O.F.F.
Summer Scholars Preschool

Day Care (6 weeks to 5 years old)
The Y's state licensed Day Care is open to serve the community's need for quality childcare. The program is for children ages 6 weeks through 5 years old and is designed to meet the child's needs socially, emotionally, physically, and intellectually with age appropriate activities. For those children who are 3 years old and 100% potty trained, we offer structured swim lessons during the morning hours twice a week. The YMCA's well trained staff provides the best possible care in a warm and loving atmosphere. We are part of the Keystone Stars program to provide nothing but the highest standards.

Live "Y"ers, (2 and 3 years old)
A readiness for preschool program designed for our younger friends who do not necessarily have to be potty trained. We emphasize on socialization, listening skills, and sharing. Children enjoy arts and crafts, songs, stories, games, and group play. Classes meet twice a week for two hours a day. Class sizes are limited.
Class Times:
Monday & Wednesday
9am - 12:00pm
Tuesday & Thursday
9am - 12:00pm
*Before and aftercare is available at an additional hourly fee for those in need of extended hours.
Preschool Little Beavers (3 to 5 years old)
A September through May pre-school program designed for children to encourage growth and stimulate learning. This curriculum based program includes concepts such as, apples, wheels, outer space, rocks, and shadows just to name a few. The children participate in gym class each day they are here and receive structured swim lessons twice a week. We also go on field trips once a month weather permitting. Classes meet 2, 3, or 5 days per week for 4 hours per day. Children must be between the ages of 3 to 5 years old and 100% POTTY TRAINED. Class sizes are limited.
PART TIME PROGRAM: (4 hours a day)
Monday through Friday: 9:30 - 1:30; 9:45-1:45
3 Days
Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 9:00-1:00; 9:15-1:15; 10:00-2:00; 10:15-2:15
2 Days
Tuesday & Thursday: 9:00-1:00; 9:15-1:15; 10:00-2:00; 10:15-2:15
*Before and aftercare is available at an additional hourly fee for those in need of extended hours.
Little Beavers Brochure

Financial Assistance

Financial assistance is available for those in need for any of the child care programs except drop in babysitting.

For more information please call:

Heather Cuff
Child Care Director
823-2191 ext. 5041

When school's out, the Y is there to keep kids safe and engaged in fun, healthy activities to let working moms and dads rest easy. Y Holiday Camp engages kids in healthy physical activity and fosters positive social interactions. Each program offers the highest quality instruction and supervision, provided by trained and qualified staff members.

Holiday Dates and Times TBA

Ages 5-12
$25 Member/$30 Non-Member
Current Afterschool participants: $15 Activity Fee
For more information or to register contact Kimberly Bronson 570-970-5053.