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Download – Fox Run & Columbus Elementary School Before and After School Registration Forms
Download – West Rocks & Ponus Ridge Middle School After School Registration Forms
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Registration for 2015-2016 School Year will open JULY 1st, 2015
School Age Child Care Before and After School Care
YMCA of Norwalk School Age Child Care (SACC) programs are designed to meet the needs of school-age children and the needs of our parents. Parents can be assured that their children are being well cared for in an enriching environment where the top priorities are safety, supervision and fun! YMCA School Age Programs are structured to offer activities that benefit children’s social, physical and educational development. The YMCA of Norwalk operates 2 convenient elementary sites and 2 middle school sites throughout the Norwalk school system, with Elementary sites providing before and after care and Middle School sites providing after care.
Elementary School Sites for 2015-2016 school year:
Before and After School Care
Columbus Magnet Elementary School
Fox Run Elementary School

Middle School Site for 2015-2016 school year:
After School Care
West Rocks Middle School
Ponus Ridge Middle School

Each day’s activities are planned and organized to provide just the right balance of education and fun so that our program is not an extension of the school day, but an enhancement to your child’s daily routine. Academic enrichment such as chemistry allows students to learn with hands on experiential education techniques. Sports, games and outdoor activities help children develop fine and gross motor skills, teamwork, and physical fitness. While arts and craft projects allow kids to express their creative ideas freely. YMCA School Age Program activities also include homework support, weekly swim lessons, arts & humanities, environmental education and community service projects. The YMCA of Norwalk SACC curriculum focuses on the the daily activities in all aspects of a program; and uses the overall quality of the program to reach the desired outcome of fostering the child’s overall development. School Age Programs offer seven core areas:

Homework Support & Academic Enrichment
• Literacy/Literature
• Character Development
• Health & Fitness
• Socialization
• Arts & Humanities
• Science/Technology

The YMCA of Norwalk is part of the After School Achievement Program a collaborative effort with the Norwalk Public Schools and Norwalk Education Foundation to provide high quality before and afterschool programs throughout the City of Norwalk. The YMCA of Norwalk understands that the programs quality depends on the staff working with your child on a daily basis. All YMCA SACC staff have gone through extensive state and federal background checks and successfully passed a drug screening prior to working in our program. In addition, the YMCA has increased our hiring state certified teachers and Norwalk Public Schools Teachers Aids to improve the academic link between the school day activities and the SACC program. Our quality instructors for swim lessons, academic enrichment, soccer instruction and arts and humanities coordinator help balance our programs academic and enrichment components to fit with our mission of a child’s overall development.

School Age Childcare Hours / Tuition
Before School program: 7:05am until school begins- Including delayed openings After-school programs run from school dismissal to 6:00 pm- Including scheduled early dismissals
All participants are required to have a monthly draft for SACC payments.
Please contact Desiree Edwards, Childcare Coordinator at 203-866-4425 or for more details. We also encourage those in need of financial assistance to contact Care 4 Kids at 1-888-214- KIDS before applying for YMCA fee assistance.
YMCA scholarships are available. Download application here.