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