Y-CARE (BEFORE & AFTER SCHOOL)

​Research shows that children who participate in

afterschool programs are more successful in academics, are healthier, and more often maintain positive behaviors. Afterschool Programming is specially geared to achieve these results.  Call  us for details at (570) 784-0188.

 

Y-Care is available Monday through Friday, before and

after school. We also provide all-day care for scheduled,
non-weather related school closings.

 

We have three locations to serve your needs.

Bloomsburg Memorial Elementary

W.W. Evans Elementary

Central Columbia Elementary

 

PA Department of Public Welfare

All of the  sites are licensed by the PA Department of Public Welfare.

 

Y-CARE

Keystone STARS program

We participate in the Keystone STARS program which is an initiative of the Office of Child Development and Early Learning.  Keystone STARS  improves, supports, and

recognizes the continuous quality improvement efforts of early learning programs in Pennsylvania.

 

We accept CCIS

 

Y-Care gives young people an experience that can last a lifetime and inspire them to continue an

involvement with the Y for years to come.

 

All Y-Care programs and special days off require a

minimum number of participants for the program to run.

 

Afterschool Programming is designed to help kids in every community succeed, developmentally and academically.  Afterschool Programming focuses on five core content areas: teaching values and social skills, creative expression, health and well-being, and academic

achievement.

 

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT

The staff is versed in academic tutoring.   Homework time is offered every day, and academic improvements are a focal point of our program.

 

CREATIVE EXPRESSION

Art is a great way for children to express themselves.

Every week the kids are encouraged to be creative through crafts or individual projects using many types of media.

 

HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Childhood obesity is on the rise. The Y-Care program is

determined to help fight this epidemic.  Wholesome snacks are offered to the children every day.  The children engage in physical activities on a daily basis.

 

TEACHING VALUES AND SOCIAL SKILLS

The four core values at the Y are respect, honesty, caring and responsibility. Every day these values are implemented in the structure of our program. Staff members practice positive reinforcement, and encourage students to work together to create a healthy positive atmosphere.