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Afterschool CentralWelcome to Afterschool Central at the Keith Family YMCA!

Afterschool Central is your one-stop information center providing all the details you need to help you understand our program’s procedures, policies, schedules and more. We strive to create a hassle-free experience where parents feel secure about their kids in our care. Take a moment to review this information and set your child up for a wonderful year of learning, growth and fun. We hope Afterschool at the Y will be one of the best parts of your child’s school year!
 

AFTERSCHOOL INFORMATION

Parent Handbook
Parent Handbook
FAQs
Parent FAQs
Transportation
Transportation
Supply List
Supply List
Schedule
Schedule / Calendar
Snack
Food / Snack Info
Newsletter
Newsletter
Program Add Ons
Program Add-Ons
Pick Up
Authorized Pick-Up
Payment
Payment Procedures
Contact
Contact Us

 

Parent Handbook
Parent Handbook
This is your go-to guide for everything you and your child need to know to be prepared and have an awesome Afterschool experience! Read the Parent Handbook >>
 
FAQ
Parent FAQs
You’ll find answers to some of our most frequently asked questions and some quick details about our program in our Parent FAQs.
 
Transportation
Transportation
AFTERSCHOOL TRANSPORTATION CONNECTION
We offer a connection service to safely transport students from school to the Y. CMS buses students to our location based on their busing policy. After you register for the program with the Y, CMS Families must complete an alternate stop request form for your child. Alternate Stop Request Form >>

To schedule a bus pick-up from a school, there must be a minimum of five (5) students from that school. NOTE: A YMCA bus is sent to Blythe, Bradford and Corvian Schools. Transportation is subject to change.
 
RUNNER FORM
We have a transfer service to help get your child from our Afterschool program to another program at the branch. We offer this service for swim lessons, swim team practices, performing arts classes, and sports practices/game. If your child is participating in an additional program at the branch, we require an email from the parent containing the following information: 
  • Name of student
  • Name of program transferring to
  • Name of responsible party in transfer program that the student is to be released to
  • Day and time of activity/program
  • Start and stop dates of the activity/program
 
Supply List
Supply List
Here are some things to bring and remember for a successful day in Afterschool:
  • Homework folders and any supplemental materials needed to complete homework activities (books, worksheets, etc.)
  • Jackets or coats during colder weather
  • Closed toed shoes are preferred for active play
  • Refillable water bottle
  • No toys – toys will be taken away and kept in the office. The toy will be given back at the end of the year.
  • No electronics - phones, tablets, gaming systems are all distractions in the classrooms.
  • Label everything please!
Schedule
Afterschool runs from 3:00 PM – 6:30 PM, Monday – Friday on all scheduled school days.
 
Our program coordinates with the CMS School Calendar in regards to teacher work days, holidays and student breaks. View our Calendar >>
 
Food
Food / Snack Info
Each child will be given a healthy snack upon arrival to the afterschool program.  All snacks provided are peanut free and are a healthy option for children. Water is provided with each snack. We are a peanut free zone for the safety of all that use our classrooms at the Keith Family YMCA. Please refrain from sending peanut and nut related items in your child’s snack or lunch for the safety of all children.
 
Newsletter
Newsletter
We value regular communication with our parents and want to keep you informed of all that’s happening in our program from important reminders to program highlights. Read our latest Newsletter >>
 
Program Add-Ons 
Program Add-Ons
Add on programs offered by the Keith Family YMCA are available to Afterschool Program participants. Please register your child during the regular registration periods for each session.
  • During the program hours of 3:00 PM - 6:30 PM, a counselor will be responsible for taking your child to the particular program and returning your child to the Afterschool program unless we are notified otherwise.
  • Please be aware of your child’s arrival time from school when choosing a class. We cannot be responsible for a child missing a class or making up that class if we were not properly notified or if you child’s bus does not arrive as scheduled. 
Pick Up 
PICK-UP
We are pleased to provide a drive through service next to the Afterschool building from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM each day. To ensure the safety of our children, staff and members, please pull as close to the curb as possible so other cars can pass around you while you wait. One of our leadership staff will be on hand during these times to check your photo ID and radio for your child.
 
AUTHORIZATION
Participants will only be released to the responsible adult listed on your child’s program registration form. Every adult must present a photo ID at rides out. In the event that your child will be picked up by an adult not listed on the registration form, a parent note (including the person's name as it appears on their photo ID) is required and photo ID must be shown during rides out. Help us speed up the rides out process by having your ID ready.

EARLY PICK-UP
We understand that there will be times when you need to pick up your child early. When this occurs it is extremely important that you call or email the Director or leave a voicemail with the details of the early pick up. If you have called ahead and given ample time, we will attempt to have your child ready when you arrive. In the event that you come to pick up early and we do not have prior knowledge of the early pick up; we will try to get your child ready for you in a timely fashion as you wait.
 
Please understand that we use many areas of our facility and children may be participating in an activity away from the building. We have a hand-held radio system that allows us to communicate effectively. However, it may take a few minutes to retrieve the child from the program area. Your patience is appreciated. For the convenience of others and the safety of the children, all early pick-ups need to park in the parking lot and not in the lane in front of the building.
 
LATE PICK-UP
In fairness to our staff and because of subsequent program demands, it is very important that your child be picked up on time. A late fee will be charged for each child not picked up by 6:35 PM. The fee will be assessed at a rate of $1 per minute per child starting at 6:36 PM. The late fee will be applied to your account and must be taken care of the next business day. Cash, check or credit cards can be accepted for payment. If a child is not picked up by 6:35 PM we will begin calling parent’s and/or emergency contacts. If the child is not picked up by 7:00 PM local authorities will be called. Failure to pickup your child on time can result in dismissal from the Afterschool program.
 
Payment
Payment Procedures
REGISTRATION
Afterschool registrations are processed on a first-come, first served basis:
  • YMCA Member Registration began April 1, 2017
  • Program Participant Registration began April 15, 2017
REGISTRATION FEES
  • $25 – Member
  • $50 – Program Participant
PAYMENTS 
Monthly and weekly installment options are available. Installments will vary based on start date and number of days attended in the program. Please see our Sales & Service team for a tailored quote on your afterschool needs.
 
MY Y PRICING
As part of our My Y Pricing rate structure, an Adjusted Program Rate is available to all who qualify. Both Members and Program Participants must provide income verification at the Sales and Service Desk in order to receive an adjusted program rate.
 
2017-2018 Registration Packet >>
 
Contact Us
Contact Us
Laurie Soderholm, Family Services Director
704 716 6739 | laurie.soderholm@ymcacharlotte.org

Jacqueline Scott, Afterschool Lead
704 716 6502universityafterschool@ymcacharlotte.org

For more information, please stop by or contact:
Sales & Service Center | 704 716 6700