Before Attending Care - YMCA of Southwestern Indiana

Before Attending Care

We can’t wait to see your kiddos this summer! In the last few months, we’ve been consulting with state and local health officials to ensure that our children and our counselors will have a fun, safe experience this summer at YMCA Summer Y-Care.

Please read the following information to learn more about what we’re doing to maintain a healthy environment and what you can do before you bring your child to YMCA Summer Y-Care.

DROP OFF/PICK UP

  • Summer Y-Care hours are 6:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Drop off and pick up will be curbside outside the building. Look for signs to direct you to the right entrance.
  • Our staff will greet you outside when you arrive and when you come to pick up your child.
  • Staff will take temperatures of children at drop off.
  • You must fill out an Authorized Pick Up List Form to give permission to those individuals able to pick up your child. Counselors will be checking IDs so please have your ID readily available all summer.
  • We ask parents not to enter the building.


PROGRAM ACTIVITIES

  • Children will be placed in groups of 12 according to age with one YMCA counselor. Children will remain in this small group with their YMCA counselor rotating to different activities.
  • All planned activities will be fun! Our creative staff team has planned activities that are engaging and that will also keep your children as safe as possible while allowing for social distancing, no equipment being passed from person to person and no large group interaction. These activities include Arts and Crafts, Gym Games, Outside Time, Brain Games, Reading, STEM activities and more!

DAILY SCHEDULE

WHAT TO BRING

  • a healthy lunch and snack
  • reusable water bottle
  • sunscreen
  • comfortable play clothes
  • closed toed athletic shoes
  • a good attitude

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • cell phones/electronic devices
  • toys/stuffed animals
  • trading cards
  • jewelry

WHAT TO WEAR

  • Comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing for gym games and outside time
  • Closed-toe athletic shoes
  • If you would like to send a mask with your child, you are more than welcome and we will do our best to make sure they keep it on.

BEHAVIOR POLICY

On Day 1 of Y-Care, your child will learn what behavior is expected. The child care programs o the YMCA of Southwestern Indiana provide a safe environment for children to develop in spirit, mind, and body. The overriding principle of the YMCA’s discipline policy is to help children become individuals that can make their own choices and who take responsibility for their actions. The primary basis of this policy is that discipline is a function of engaging children in meaningful and stimulating activities, focusing on positive role models, and promoting the core values of the YMCA: Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility, and Faith.

NEW SAFETY MEASURES & HEALTH SCREENING

SAFETY MEASURES

  • We will take the temperature of all YMCA Counselors each day.
  • We will take the temperatures of children prior to entry each day.
  • YMCA Counselors wear facemasks.
  • We will not require children to wear masks, but if you would like to send a mask with your child, we will do our best to make sure they keep it on.

COVID GUIDELINES

HEALTH SCREENING

We will require all YMCA staff and participants to meet the health screening criteria below. Please review the information below before registering your child(ren).

PRESCREENING TOOL