CHILD CARE

Child Watch

A SAFE
PLACE
TO PLAY

 

Child Watch is a free program that allows adult family members to drop off their children in a fun, safe and age appropriate environment, while parents participate in YMCA activities and work-outs. Child watch is for YMCA members only. Age limits vary by branch.

For a printable version of the calendar please click here.

YMCA OF MIDDLETOWN

Age 3 Months - 5 Years

Monday8:45am-1:00pm
4:15pm-8:15pm
Tuesday8:45am-1:00pm
4:15pm-8:00pm
Wednesday8:45am-1:00pm
4:15pm-8:00pm
Thursday8:45am-1:00pm
4:15pm-8:00pm
Friday8:45am-1:00pm
4:45pm-7:15pm
Saturday8:00am-1:00pm
Sunday8:30am-12:45pm

Youth Fitness Center

The Youth Fitness Center is a special activity room at the YMCA of Middletown dedicated to our youth members, ages 5 (in Preschool) to 12 years old and their family members. The Hoist equipment in this room is designed specifically for members ages 6 and older (4’1” to 5’6” tall). An equipment orientation is provided to each child during thir first visit. The gymnasium is also utilized for a variety of sports and group games. After a hard workout, kids can continue to challenge themselves by playing games on our Wii.

Click here for a printable schedule.

Youth Fitness Center

YMCA OF MIDDLETOWN

SUMMER HOURS
June 25, 2018 - September 1, 2018
SCHOOL YEAR HOURS
September 5, 2018 - June 21, 2019
Monday8:45am-1:00pm
4:15pm-8:15pm
4:15pm-8:15pm
Tuesday8:45am-1:00pm
4:15pm-9:15pm
4:15pm-9:15pm
Wednesday8:45am-1:00pm
4:15pm-8:15pm
4:15pm-8:15pm
Thursday8:45am-1:00pm
4:15pm-9:15pm
4:15pm-9:15pm
Friday8:45am-1:00pm
4:45pm-7:15pm
4:45pm-7:15pm
Saturday8:00am-1:00pm8:00am-1:00pm
Sunday8:30am-12:45pm8:30am-12:45pm

Preschool

MAKING QUALITY
EARLY EDUCATION
AFFORDABLE

First Step Preschool & Universal Pre-Kindergarten
THE CENTER FOR YOUTH PROGRAMS

6 Liberty Street, Middletown, NY 10940

Help your child develop the skills needed to succeed by enrolling in First Step Preschool at the Y where we make getting a quality preschool education fun for them and affordable for you.

Our preschool is located at our newest facility, The Center For Youth Programs, on Liberty Street in Middletown.

Each day, children are challenged by a fun-filled age appropriate curriculum developed by nurturing and experienced teachers to help students grow individually.

Our curriculum even includes weekly swim lessons.

 

Preschool Program – 3 Year Olds

Our 3 year old program encourages socialization and interaction while introducing academic elements in a fun and motivating environment. Hands-on projects and lessons using a variety of mediums such as glue, crayons, scissors, clay, sand, and occasionally “goop” helps children develop fine motor skills while gym time, weekly swimming lessons, and outdoor play builds strong gross motor skills.

  • Child must be 3 years old by December 1st and be potty trained
  • 1 Teacher and an assistant to 13 Children
  • 2, 3 or 5 Day Option
  • Half Day, Full Day & Extended Day Available

 

Pre-Kindergarten Program – 4 & 5 Year Olds

This Kindergarten readiness program helps acclimate children to the classroom setting. Our trained and caring teachers help children develop self-worth, independence and a sense of accomplishment through a curriculum designed to help master the basics required for kindergarten and stimulate a willingness to learn. Classroom challenges are modified when needed to allow children to work, play and learn at their own pace. Lessons on simple science, basic math, and early literacy are incorporated into a typical school day. Songs, gym activities, weekly swimming lessons, and games make the program complete.

  • Child must be 4 years old by December 1st and be potty trained.
  • 1 Teacher and an assistant to 15 Children
  • 2, 3 or 5 Day Option
  • Half Day, Full Day & Extended Day Available

Click here for 2018-2019 First Step Preschool Rates.

 

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE IS AVAILABLE

If you apply for financial assistance through our ACCESS program and qualify, your rates may be lower.
(Please be advised that the process takes up to 4 weeks to complete.)
Please click here for a printable ACCESS application.To register for First Step Preschool, please visit the YMCA of Middletown located at 81 Highland Avenue in Middletown.
For more information please call
845 344 9622
Click here for printable 2018-2019 Preschool Registration forms.

 


 

Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program

The YMCA of Middletown has contracted with the Middletown School District to offer a free Universal Pre-K (UPK) program to families that reside in the Middletown School District. This is a kindergarten readiness program.  Our New York State certified teacher, along with her assistant will help to acclimate your child to their upcoming kindergarten classroom environment.  A primary goal of this program is to provide students with instruction in early literacy, basic math and simple science, as well as swimming lessons and gym time.  Our teachers, along with resources from the Middletown School District, encourage your child’s learning by helping them develop a sense of self-worth, independence and a sense of accomplishment. Though the curriculum is our own, we work closely with the district to provide the basics required for kindergarten and a strong educational foundation.  All classes have weekly swim lessons. Registration is conducted through the Middletown School District. This registration does not guarantee placement, but puts your child into the UPK lottery.

  • Child must be 4 years old by December 1st and potty trained.
  • 1 teacher and an assistant to 18 children
  • Monday – Friday
  • Morning Session 9:00am – 11:30am / Afternoon Session 12:15pm – 2:45pm
  • UPK students may attend an extended school day if registered for our half-day and/or extended day preschool program in addition to their UPK day.

 

TAKE FULL ADVANTAGE

If you are enrolled in any of the above programs your family is eligible for our Family Advantage Membership Plan. For just $38 per month you will have access to all of our branch locations and their services and we’ll also waive your enrollment fee!

Please click here for details.

Club Kid

WHERE KIDS
PLAY & EXCEL
BEFORE & AFTER SCHOOL

 

IMPORTANT REGISTRATION INFORMATION FOR THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR:

  • Registration begins June 1, 2017 at the Welcome Centers of the YMCA of Middletown and the South Orange Family YMCA.
  • In order for a child to attend Club Kid on the first day of school, registration MUST be submitted by August 31, 2017.
  • Registrations submitted after August 31, 2017 are subject to a 3 school-day waiting period from the date of registation to the date a child may start Club Kid.
  • Any registrations received after August 24, 2017 must include the registration fee and September payment at the time of registration and the automatic draft will begin October 1, 2017.
  • Current immunization records MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH PROGRAM REGISTRATION FORMS for Middletown Club Kid only.

Please scroll down to the registration portion of this section for printable registration forms.


 

Club Kid, our before and after school child care program, currently runs on site at numerous elementary schools in Orange County. In most districts, we provide both before and after school care for children in grades K-5. The Monroe Woodbury school district offers after school programs for K-8. In some schools, we offer only after school care. Each Club Kid program follows their school district’s calendar. For no additional charge, we provide this program on half days for both AM and PM participants. All of our Club Kid programs are registered and licensed by the New York State Office of Child and Family Services (OCFS).

PROGRAM GOALS

Our goal is to provide safe, fun, and supervised care for school-age children before and after school. We strive to provide an exciting and stimulating environment, while recognizing children's needs for quiet, individual activity. We offer a program where children can make choices that best suit their needs and interests. In our daily program, we strive to offer opportunities for:

* Personal Growth
* Improving Social Skills
* Developing Leadership Skills
* Appreciating Diversity
* Having FUN!

Incorporating YMCA Core Values of: CARING, RESPECT, HONESTY, and RESPONSIBILITY

DAILY ACTIVITES

Children enrolled in the AM Club Kid program will have a variety of opportunities to start the day right. Activities such as arts and crafts, games, and quiet time for last-minute school projects are available. In the PM Club Kid program, we offer a supervised program that is less structured, allowing children to choose their daily schedule. Snack, homework time, arts and crafts, outside play, gym time, and special events create a diverse afternoon of activities.

STAFF

All of our staff fit the criteria set forth by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services. We pride ourselves on providing our staff with extensive training, which we continuously update. Our staff must be fingerprinted, have previous childcare experience, and be cleared by the N.Y. State Central Clearance.
We strive to provide staff that are trained, nurturing professionals who are willing to take the time to get to know each participant and their family.

REGISTRATION

You may register at any time, space permitting. When registering your child, please take note that there is a 3 school day waiting period before your child can start the program. A non-refundable registration fee is required to hold placement and monthly payments are due by the 1st of the month.

Please click here for a printable Club Kid registration packet.
Please click here for a printable Middle School Rec registration packet.

CHANGES AND CANCELLATIONS

All changes and cancellations require a 15 day notice prior to the 1st of the month draft date in order to cancel or change that draft.  All changes and cancellations are subject to a $10 fee which can be paid at the time of the adjustment or on the next draft.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

If you apply for financial assistance through our ACCESS program and qualify, your rates may be lower. (Please be advised that the process takes up to 4 weeks to complete).

Please click here for a printable ACCESS application. ACCESS applications are accepted starting July 15, 2017.

LOCATIONS

Please see the list below. If we do not currently offer Club Kid in your district, please don’t hesitate to call so that we may help you locate a before or after school program that will serve your needs.

Chester
Chester Elementary - AM/PM

Cornwall
Cornwall Elementary - PM

Florida
Golden Hill Elementary -AM/PM

Goshen
Scotchtown Elementary - AM/PM
Goshen Intermediate - AM/PM

Middletown
Students from Presidential Park, Maple Hill Elementary, W.A. Carter Elementary, Monhagen Middle School* and Twin Towers Middle School*  participate in Club Kid at The Center For Youth Programs located at 6 Liberty Street in Middletown. AM & PM programs are available. Please call us to learn more about transportation.
*Program only offered for children in 6th grade.

Minisink
Minisink Elementary/Intermediate - AM/PM
Otisville Elementary - AM/PM

Monroe Woodbury
Central Valley Elementary - AM/PM
North Main Elementary - AM/PM
Pine Tree Elementary - AM/PM
Sapphire Elementary - AM/PM
Smith Clove Elementary - AM/PM
Middle School Recreation Program - PM

Pine Bush 
Pakanasink Elementary - AM/PM
Circleville Elementary (Held at PAK) - AM/PM*
E.J. Russell Elementary - AM/PM
Pine Bush Elementary (Held at EJR) - AM/PM*
*Children will be transported to the corresponding school.

Port Jervis 
Anna S. Kuhl Elementary - AM/PM
Hamilton Bicentennial Elementary - AM/PM

Valley Central
Montgomery Elementary - AM/PM
Berea Elementary - AM/PM

Wallkill
Leptondale Elementary - AM/PM
Ostrander Elementary - PM
Plattekill Elementary - AM/PM

Washingtonville
Round Hill Elementary - AM/PM

 


 

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

Josh Horner - Wallkill, Valley Central, Minisink
845 956 1519 | 845 346 6280
jhorner@middletownymca.org

 

Irene Rumsey - Monroe Woodbury, Washingtonville, Pine Bush, Cornwall
845 956 1493 | 914 443 1976
irumsey@middletownymca.org

Krystal Cable - Middletown
845 395 1005 | 845 741 8636
kcable@middletownymca.org

 

Tanya Solan - Goshen, Florida, Chester, Port Jervis
845 394 2126
tsolan@middletownymca.org

 

FOR BILLING INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Lauren Goff
845 395 1004
lgoff@middletownymca.org

 


 

TAKE FULL ADVANTAGE

If you are enrolled in any of the above programs, your family is eligible for our Family Advantage Membership Plan. For just $38 per month, you will have access to all of our branch locations and their services and we'll also waive your enrollment fee!

Please click here for details.

 


 

SCHOOL'S OUT BUT
WE'RE HERE FOR YOU

The YMCA's School's Out Vacation Camp offers families a safe place for children to play during school vacations such as winter recess and spring break as well as other school holidays.

Click here to learn about School's Out Vacation Camp.

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