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South Mountain YMCA

After School Care Program

Our School-Age Child Care (SACC) Program serves children in all of the Elementary schools for the South Orange/Maplewood School District and follows the School District’s School Calendar. Our programs do not run when the schools close for inclement weather or other school emergencies.  Our YMCA does offer a Child Care program called “Vacation Camp” for most of the days that the school district is scheduled to be closed. REGISTRATION INFORMATION

AFTER CARE PROGRAM   - Both IN-School and Off-Site

Daily 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 those students who request help with their assignments. This is a group tutorial and not intended as one-on-one tutoring).  Special enrichment programs are scheduled. Please refer to the linked calendar to see details.  

The Horizon Blue Cross Foundation has sponsored a program called the “Healthy U!”, for all New Jersey YMCA After School Care programs. It's goal is to combat childhood obesity by instituting behavioral changes in children in a multi-pronged approach that includes nutrition education, increased physical activity and a focus on family. The program insures that all after-school child care participants get a minimum of 30 minutes of physical activity and that they are offered healthy snack choices each day. The CATCH (Coordinated Approach to Child Health) program is also utilized by our Y, which helps to guide children and their families in the development of healthier habits and lifestyles.

Locations for this program:

IN-School at your child's elementary school cafeteria until 6:30pm
Off-Site until 7:00pm at either the South Mountain YMCA’s Program Center, at 13 Jefferson Avenue in Maplewood or at the Civic House, at 124 Dunnell Road in Maplewood in Memorial Park.


at Maplewood/South Orange Elementary Schools

The After School Care Programs held on-site in your child’s school (Clinton, Jefferson, Marshall, Seth Boyden, South Mountain, South Mountain Annex and Tuscan Elementary Schools) run from school dismissal time until 6:30pm. Your child should be directed to go to their school cafeteria for this program after being dismissed from their school day. Children in 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 important that you inform the site directly by calling the site number below if your child is going to be absent from the program. 

Direct Lines for the After Care Program Staff at Elementary Schools: After School Activities.jpgClinton                     973.762.0218
Jefferson                973.762.3499
Marshall                  973.761.5801
Seth Boyden           973.762.0256
South Mountain      973.762.8914
So.Mount. Annex    973.761.1238
Tuscan                    973.762.0241

Fees: $260/month for the 2014-15 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".


at Y Facility Sites - Program Center or Civic House

The After School Care Programs, held off-site from your child’s school, run from school dismissal until 7:00pm. The Y will pick up pre-registered children at school dismissal time and bus them to the after school care Site for which you have registered your child - either the Program Center or the Civic House.  It is important that you inform the site directly by calling the location's number below if your child is going to be absent from the program.

The Program Center (for children in Grades K-2) is located at 13 Jefferson Avenue in Maplewood. 973.762.3658
Located directly behind the South Mountain YMCA's Early Childhood Learning Center, this site allows for easy access to pick up siblings attending the ECLC and allows access to other Y programs for which you may register for at a additional fee (such as Basketball or Gymnastics programs); children participating in these pre-registered programs will be escorted by staff to and from their class.  Registrations for the Program Center location will only be accepted for children in grades K through 2 as of the 2014-15 school year.

The Civic House (for children in Grades 3-5) is located at 124 Dunnell Road in Maplewood. 973.761.1545
Located in the heart of Memorial Park with all it's amenities, this site is just one block from the Maplewood Train Station. Registrations for the Civic House location will only be accepted for children in grades 3 through 5 as of the 2014-15 school year.  Students attending this location will have access to the use of Kindles. This is a pilot program we hope to expand, in response to the growing amount of web-based homework the children are being assigned.

Fees: $392/month - for the 2014-115 School Year - This is a 5 day/week program and follows the South Mountain/Maplewood School District calendar. The cost of this program includes the early pick-up and longer days associated with the School Districts scheduled "half days".  Students will need to bring a peanut-free bag lunch on these "half days".


Required Reading:
2014-15 SACC Program & Parent Handbook
Required Paperwork:


Families, who are currently registered in either our SACC programs or our Early Childhood Learning Center who are entering Kindergarten, will have first priority to re-enroll for the 2015-16 school year until April 15th or until registration at your preferred site is full.  As of April 27th, we will begin taking registrations from the general public on a first come, first served basis.
Priority Re-Enrollment: March 30 - April 15, 2015 (or until program is full)
Registration Accepted from Public: Monday, April 27, 2015 (until program is full)

Pre-populated Re-registration forms for the 2015-16 school year will be handed out to each current participating family at the site of your child’s care. Please thoroughly review the registration form - updating any information directly on the form - and indicate the programs (Before and/or After School Child Care) and location for which you are registering your child.

NEW this year – Families are asked to provide a CURRENT photo of each child who is new to our program – especially incoming siblings, kindergarteners and children switching sites.

All enrollment forms must be filled out completely and returned to the South Mountain YMCA, 13 Jefferson Avenue in Maplewood with the following payments:
1) $50 Registration Fee (Waived if currently enrolled and re-registered by April 15th
2) Current Annual Membership Fee ($80 Individual or $150 Family)
3) A current photo of your child with their name written on the back along with their school site.
4) Security Deposit/one month's tuition (to be used for June or the last month's tuition with 30 days written notice of withdrawal)
5) First Month's Tuition (1st month will be charged in Sept '15 when signed up for Auto Credit card payments)

SACC Registration Applications will be confirmed on a first come first served basis.  Once we have received all required paperwork and payments we will confirm via e-mail each application.  We also ask that parents confirm with the school and teacher that their child is participating in the YMCA After School Care Program and whether they are in the IN-School or Off-Site Program.

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

Comments/Communication/Concerns for all School Age Child Care Programs (SACC) should be addressed to:

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

Darren Paquette  SACC Registrar    973.762.4145   x 112

13 Jefferson Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040

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Maplewood, NJ 07040

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