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Before & Afterschool

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Childcare at the Y is about more than looking after kids. It’s about nurturing their development and providing a safe place to learn. For more than 30 years, the Y has been offering Before and After School Care. Y-Kids is a School-Based State Licensed Child Care Program designed to help families build self-sufficiency by providing safe, affordable, high-quality childcare.

Y-Kids sites for children are located in the following partnering school districts of Berkeley, Manchester and Toms River. Our school day AM program begins at 6:30AM until the start of school.

Our PM program begins when school ends and goes until 6:00PM. Families can choose either a 2, 3, 4 or 5 day per week program throughout the school year.

Grades by School District:

  • K-8 Toms River School District
  • K-6 Berkeley School District
  • K-5 Manchester School District
  • Berkeley AM Program is held at Potter Elementary School. All children are bused to their assigned schools for the start of the school day.

Berkeley PM program is held at the school they attend.
South Toms River students attend Pine Beach Elementary for YKids.

For students at the intermediate level our Y-Kids program will be held at the following schools:

  • Intermediate East will attend Silver Bay Elementary
  • Intermediate North will attend Walnut Street Elementary
  • Intermediate South will attend Beachwood Elementary

Our Y-Kids program includes an Annual membership for your child at the Y.

Check our Youth Arts & Enrichment and Health & Fitness Sections for additional exciting programs your child may participate in.

Y-Kids Program Information:

All fees are valid thru August 31, 2019, and will be renewed each September.

Registration, payment and family schedule changes must be completed by the Wednesday prior to the week you plan to start, with the exception of the 1st week of school.

No credits will be issued for absences, or for snow days, delayed openings or early weather-related dismissals.

Emergency closings or late openings will be posted on ocymca.org and on Facebook. Delayed school openings cancel AM Y-Kids.

A 10% sibling discount is applicable when two or more siblings are enrolled.

Jennifer Friedhoff, Youth Development Director (732) 341-9622 ext 2217, jfriedhoff@ocymca.org.

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