South Mountain YMCA

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(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. We offers Vacation Camp, a Child Care Program, for most of the days that the school district is scheduled to be closed. We also offer Snow Camp, for most school snow days.

  • Priority Re-Enrollment for 2017-2018 School Year is March 20-April 7th (or until program is full)
  • Open Enrollment for 2017-2018 School Year begins April 13th at 7am in the Welcome Center, 13 Jefferson Ave. (until program is full)

AFTER CARE PROGRAM: In-School and Off-Site

Includes: A healthy snack, activity time: 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.


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 school and have the ease to join other school related programs for which you may choose to register. 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
Marshall                 973.761.5801
Seth Boyden           973.762.0256
South Mountain       973.762.8914
S. Mount. Annex      973.761.1238
Tuscan                    973.762.0241
Civic House             862.438.1730

Fees: $305/month for the 2017-18 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 need to bring a peanut-free lunch on scheduled half days.

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Y Facility Sites: Program Center or Civic House

OFF-SITE After School Care Programs run from school dismissal until 7:00pm. The Y picks up pre-registered children at school dismissal and busses students to the registered After Care site: 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 pre-registered programs will be escorted by staff to and from class. 

The Civic House (Grades 3-5) 862.438.1730 124 Dunnell Road, Maplewood. Located in the heart of Memorial Park and just one block from the Maplewood Train Station. Students attending this location have access to Kindles and Espresso stationary bikes: the ultimate ride inside.  

Fees: $415/month for the 2017-18 School Year. This 5 day/week program follows the South Mountain/Maplewood School District calendar. Our programs are canceled when schools close for inclement weather or other school emergencies. 

Families, currently registered in SACC programs or our Early Childhood Learning Center who are entering kindergarten, have priority re-enrollment for the 2017-18 school year.
Priority Re-Enrollment: closed
Registration Open to the Public: Begins April 13th (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.

Return completed registrations to our 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 9/1/17 when signed up for Auto Credit card payments)
    9. *Credit Card Auto Pay Agreement - OPTIONAL but recommended
    10. 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.  

Confirm with the school and teacher that your 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 School Age Child Care Programs contact:
Leah Greene
Senior Director School Age Child Care 973.762.0183
Tommy Donaldson  Director, School Age Child Care 973.762.0183 
Briana Curtis  SACC Registrar    973.762.4145   x 112
Anjole King Program Coordinator    973.762.0183  
Nicole Williams  SACC Administration 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