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South Mountain YMCA

Before School Care Program

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

Starting Times & Locations: This Program is offered to children in grades K-5 and is held on site, in the individual school cafeterias at the following elementary schools: (before school care is  not available at Jefferson Elementary) w Sean com.JPGOpening at 7:00am**  as of the 2014/2015 School Year!          


Opening at 7:15am**
South Mountain/South Mountain Annex       

Opening at 7:30am**
Seth Boyden

*The program for South Mountain Annex students is held at the South Mountain Elementary School, and it is the responsibility of the parent to ensure that there is a space reserved with the school district for bus transportation to the Annex site each morning.
** A delayed opening cancels the Before School Care Program at that School.
Program Description: Students will be engaged in activities and playtime until it is time to be accompanied to their class line-ups.
Fee: $178/month - for the 2014-15 school year - This program runs 5 days a week. There is not an option to register for a partial week.


Required Reading:

2014-15 SACC Program & Parent Handbook

Required Paperwork:


REGISTRATION Information for the 2014/2015 School Year

PUBLIC Registrations for 2014-15 School Year will be accepted as of Monday, April 28, 2014 (until program is full)

All enrollment forms must be filled out completely returned with the following payments:
1) $50 Registration Fee
2) Annual Membership Fee ($80 Individual or $150 Family-membership must remain current throughout participation in the program)
3) Security Deposit/one month's tuition (to be used for June or the last month's tuition with 30 days written notice of withdrawal)
4) First Month's Tuition (1st month will be charged in Sept '14 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.

Communications for all School Age Child Care Programs (SACC) should be addressed to:
(just click on the name for the email address)

Adrienne Mtume, Director of SACC   973.762.0183  x11

                        Asst. Director of SACC   973.762.0183  x12

                        SACC Administrator   973.762.4145  x112

13 Jefferson Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040

Early Childhood Learning Center
10 W. Parker Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040

  • Mon-Fri: 7:00am-7:00pm

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

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2/9 Winter 2 Registration Starts

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