South Mountain YMCA

After School Care Program

(SACC) School-Age Child Care Program serves children in all elementary schools for the South Orange/Maplewood School District and follows the School District’s Calendar. Our YMCA offers Vacation Camp, a Child Care Program, for most of the days that the school district is scheduled to be closed. 

AFTER CARE PROGRAM: IN-School and Off-Site

Activities include: A healthy snack provided by the program, activity time that may include art, crafts, games, dance, outdoor play/organized recreation and a designated quiet time when homework is encouraged. A tutor may be available twice weekly to assist students. This is a group tutorial and not intended as one-on-one tutoring.   

The Horizon Blue Cross Foundation has sponsored a 'Healthy U!' program, for all New Jersey YMCA After School Care programs. The aim is to combat childhood obesity by creating behavioral changes through nutrition education, increased physical activity and a focus on family. All SACC participants have a minimum of 30 minutes of physical activity and are offered healthy snack choices each day. The CATCH (Coordinated Approach to Child Health) program is also applied which guides children and families to develop healthier habits and lifestyles.


at Maplewood/South Orange Elementary Schools

IN-SCHOOL After School Care Programs run from school dismissal until 6:30pm. Your child will be directed to their school cafeteria after dismissal. These programs have the convenience of remaining at their home school and have the ability to join other school related programs for which you may choose to register them. It is mandatory to call the site directly if your child is going to be absent.

Direct Lines for the After Care Program Staff:

Clinton                   973.762.0218
Jefferson                973.762.3499 After School Activities.jpg
Marshall                 973.761.5801
Seth Boyden           973.762.0256
South Mountain      973.762.8914
S. Mount. Annex     973.761.1238
Tuscan                    973.762.0241

Fees: $285/month for the 2016-17 School Year. This includes all scheduled half days. This is a 5 day/week program and follows the South Orange/Maplewood School district calendar. Students will need to bring a peanut-free bag lunch on scheduled half days.

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at Y Facility Sites: Program Center or Civic House

OFF-SITE After School Care Programs run from school dismissal until 7:00pm. The Y will pick up pre-registered children at school dismissal and bus them to the after school care site for which you have registered: Program Center or the Civic House.  It is mandatory to call the site directly if your child is going to be absent.

The Program Center (Grades K-2) 973.762.3658. 13 Jefferson Avenue, Maplewood.
Located directly behind the South Mountain YMCA's Early Childhood Learning Center. This site is easy for pick up of siblings attending the ECLC and allows access to other Y programs for which you may register for an additional fee (like Basketball or Gymnastics) Children participating in these pre-registered programs will be escorted by staff to and from their class. 

The Civic House (Grades 3-5) 973.762.0183. 124 Dunnell Road, Maplewood. Located in the heart of Memorial Park with all it's amenities, this site is just one block from the Maplewood Train Station. Students attending this location have access to use Kindles and Espresso stationary bikes: the ultimate ride inside.  

Fees: $405/month for the 2016-17 School Year. This 5 day/week program follows the South Mountain/Maplewood School District calendar. When schools close for inclement weather or other school emergencies, our programs are canceled.

Families, currently registered in either SACC programs or our Early Childhood Learning Center who are entering kindergarten, have priority re-enrollment for the 2016-17 school year.
Priority Re-Enrollment: March 22 - April 19, 2016 (or until program is full)
Registration Open to the Public: April 20, 2016 (until program is full)
Fill out all forms completely. Indicate Before and/or After School Child Care and the location for which you are registering your child.

Return completed registrations to the South Mountain YMCA Welcome Center, 13 Jefferson Avenue, Maplewood with the following:

1) SACC Registration Form
2) Medical Release Form
3) Parent Agreement Form
4) $50 Registration Fee
5) Current Annual Membership Fee ($80 Individual or $150 Family) 
6) A current photo of your child with name and school site written on back.
7) Security Deposit=one month's tuition (to be used for June or the last month's tuition with 30 days written notice of withdrawal)
8) First Month's Tuition (*1st month will be charged on 9/1/16 when signed up for Auto Credit card payments)
9) *Credit Card Auto Pay AgreementOPTIONAL but recommended

SACC Registration Applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Confirmation e-mail will be sent for each application once required paperwork and payment has been received.  Parents confirm with the school and teacher that their child is participating in the YMCA After School Care Program and enrolled in either IN-SCHOOL or OFF-SITE Program.

Required Reading:

SACC Program Info & Parent Handbook 

Questions for (SACC) School Age Child Care Programs contact:

Briana Curtis  SACC Registrar    973.762.4145   x 112
Adrienne Mtume
 Director of SACC    973.762.0183  x 11
Tommy Donaldson  After School and Teen Director  973.762.0183   x 12
Nicole Williams  SACC Administration at the Civic House  973.762.0183

Additional forms that may be needed: Permission to Administer Medication     Alternate Pick-Up Form    Late Arrival Notification  Credit Card Auto Pay Form          Letter to the teacher


13 Jefferson Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040

Welcome Center

P  973.762.4145
F  973.762.2064

Mon: 8:30am-7:00pm
Tues-Fri: 8:30am-5:00pm

Early Childhood

Learning Center


10 W. Parker Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040
Mon-Fri: 7:00am-7:00pm


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