South Mountain YMCA

Montrose Before Care & After Care

School Age Child Care (SACC) extends your child’s learning day in a fun and meaningful way! We emphasize the Y’s four core values: caring, honesty, respect and responsibility  in all activities. School-Age Child Care serves children in all elementary schools for the South Orange/Maplewood School District and follows the School District’s Calendar. 

This 5 day/week program follows the South Mountain/Mapelwood School District calendar. This includes all scheduled half days. Students need to bring a peanut-free lunch on scheduled half days.  Our programs are canceled when schools close for inclement weather or other school emergencies.


Activities include: A healthy snack, activity time: art, crafts, games, dance, outdoor play/organized recreation and a designated quiet time when homework is encouraged.  

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. 

ON-SITE After School Care Programs run from school dismissal until 6:30pm. Your child is directed to their school cafeteria after dismissal. These programs have the convenience of remaining at their home school and 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. Failure to communicate any absence results in $15 Failure to Communicate Fee.

Land Line
: 973.378.2086 ext. 7708 
Cell 862.400.8994

2019-2020 Program Registration:

Priority Registration: Priority Registration is for families currently in our Before and After School Program, siblings of those members, and rising kindergarteners in our ECLC program. Registration is on a first come, first serve basis.

Priority Registration does not mean spaces are guaranteed to current Before and After School families, only as the designated time for registration.

New Online Registration: The Y is introducing a new member-focused online account management and registration system. Our 2019/2010 online registration for Priority Members will be Monday, May 13th. Registration start time will be shared closer to the registration start date.

Please read our FAQs to learn more about this enrollment for our Priority Members.

Community Enrollment: Please stay tuned for additional information regarding our Community Enrollment.

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 Before/After School Care Program.

Required Reading: SACC Program Info & Parent Handbook 

Questions? Contact:
Leah Greene Senior Director School Age Child Care (973) 762-0183 ext. 12
Adam Shuzman Program Administrator (973) 762-0183 ext. 11
Marian Judge SACC Administrator (973) 762-0183
Morgan Lewis Administrative Assistant (973) 762-0183

Additional forms if needed: Permission to Administer Medication 
Alternate Pick-Up Form Late Arrival Notification          

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