Y LEARNING LABS FOR SUPER SCHOLARS

Led by committed, professional leaders, our Y Super Scholars Program teaches youth the foundational skills needed to develop healthy, trusting relationships and build self-reliance while getting academic support to ensure future success.

At the YMCA, we continue to make safety a priority to protect our families and staff. YMCA fall programs have been adapted to ensure that the environment adheres to the strictest COVID-19 regulations from the CDC and local guidance. To meet the needs of our community while youth are distance learning, we will be offering academic support in a safe and socially supportive environment through stable learning groups consisting of no more than 12 youth. In collaboration with our school districts and other community partners, the YMCA has successfully provided full-day support for families in need since March. While we continually update our practices to fit the current health and safety regulations, the constant focus of our program continues to be fostering friendships, belonging and achievement. We look forward to welcoming you and your child to our community.

 

COVID-19 CONSIDERATIONS

At the YMCA, we continue to make safety a priority to protect our families and staff. YMCA fall programs have been adapted to ensure that the environment adheres to the strictest COVID-19 regulations from the CDC and local guidance. To meet the needs of our community while youth are distance learning, we will be offering academic support in a safe and socially supportive environment through stable learning groups consisting of no more than 12 youth. In collaboration with our school districts and other community partners, the YMCA has successfully provided full-day support for families in need since March. While we continually update our practices to fit the current health and safety regulations, the constant focus of our program continues to be fostering friendships, belonging and achievement. We are look forward to welcoming you and your child to our community

REGISTRATION OPEN NOW

Current locations include: East Valley Family YMCA, El Camino YMCA, Mt. Madonna YMCA, Monta Loma, Northwest YMCA, Palo Alto Family YMCA, Sequoia YMCA, South Valley Family YMCA, Theuerkauf and YMCA Camp Campbell.

Current school partnerships include: Mountain View Whisman School District, Morgan Hill Unified School District, Los Altos School District, Cupertino School District, Morgan Hill Charter, Gilroy Prep School, Santa Clara Unified School District, Rocketship Education, Moreland School District, ACE, Evergreen School District.

More locations will be added as they are secured. Check here for updates.

Frequently Asked Questions

Health Procedures
  • We will be asking parents to fill out a health check form each day confirming their child does not exhibit symptoms of illness before allowing children into program
  • We will be asking staff to fill out a health check form each day confirming they do not exhibit symptoms of illness before coming to work.
  • We will take temperatures of all children, staff each day.
  • We will be increasing our hand washing schedule to include 20 second handwashing for all participants and staff before program, between each activity, before lunch and snacks , after lunch and snacks, and before program ends, at minimum.
  • Face coverings will be asked of all staff and participants while program hours are running.
  • We will provide signs related to healthy habits throughout program
  • We will be sending home guidance from the CDC regarding safe health procedures to our families during program.
  • Social distancing will be practiced at all times
    • In rooms (set up space for social distancing)
    • Outdoor (State and local regulations state that programs should operate outdoors as much as possible)
    • Transitions (walking to the bathroom or an new activity space)
    • During games
  • Groups will be limited to maximum of 12 participants 
  • Groups will not interact with each other throughout the day
  • Staff will be assigned to specific group and will not interact with other groups to the best of our ability.
  • A medical isolation space will be established for any child or staff that is feeling ill and in process to be picked up.  
  • Parents will be required to arrange a pick up within 1 hour of being contacted their child is not feeling well.
  • All activities and games will be individual based or adjusted for safe interactions following social distancing rules.
  • Staff will monitor health by doing visual health checks of children and staff throughout the day.  
  • We have adjusted program activities to adhere to state and local guidelines.
Does the Y provide financial assistance?

YMCA memberships and programs are open to everyone. Scholarships are made available through generous Annual Campaign contributions. Individuals and families may apply for scholarships toward YMCA memberships and programs. YMCA of Silicon Valley is a non-profit organization. 

To download the application for aid, click here.

Once you've completed the application, please submit it to yafterschool@ymcasv.org.

 

 

Sanitation Procedure

 

  • We have increased our cleaning schedule to wipe down surfaces throughout the day and at minimum, all surfaces will be cleaned
    • Before program
    • Between activities
    • Before lunch
    • After lunch
    • Before pick up
    • After pick up
  • We will be cutting down paper as much as possible during check in/out procedures and throughout the day
  • We will minimize shared equipment as much as possible. When sharing is necessary, equipment will be cleaned between each use
    • Balls and outdoor equipment will be assigned to a child and sanitized after use
    • No outdoor shared activities will be allowed until local and federal guidelines expand to allow this
      • No ball catch
      • No basketball (individuals shooting hoops ok)
      • No playgrounds (this will be reevaluated as local and state rules change)
      • Games and activities will be adjusted for non-touch
  • Backpacks will be kept with separation from other children’s items
  • We ask that participants bring no more than what they need for the day.
    • If food is served, it will be single serve packaged
    • Bathrooms will be wiped down every 30 minutes
    • Hand sanitizer will be provided at all time
    • Gloves to be worn during cleaning and meal time and any time transmission is higher than normal
Have additional questions?

Contact our Youth Development Leaders at yafterschool@ymcasv.org


 

How do I register if a third party pays for my care?

If a third party pays for your child care, you cannot register online. Please email membersupport@ymcasv.org to register.