COVID – School Age Care

COVID – SCHOOL AGE CARE
YMCA OF SPRINGFIELD

While schools are planning for what back-to-school reopening will look like, you may find yourself confused and uncertain how you will be able to care for your child and return to work. At the Y we understand all of this and we are working with the school districts in our communities to develop the most comprehensive program for children in grades Kindergarten to 6th grade.

If you are looking for safe, reliable out of school care, the YMCA of Springfield is here to help. Families can expect daily health screenings for staff and children; masks worn by staff and children; cleaning of areas before and after use; and observance of state and local COVID related guidelines.  Daily activities will include two 45 minute sessions of quiet learning, assistance with any online class meetings, Art or STEM activities, and fun physical exercise.

We are providing care for children in:

  • Springfield School District 186
  • Chatham School District 5
  • Rochester School District 3-A
  • Riverton School District 14
  • Williamsville- Sherman School District 15
  • New Berlin – School District 16

**If your child does not attend the schools listed above and you need child care,  please contact Sarah Brewer:    sbrewer@springfieldymca.org

REGISTRATION

Download Parent Handbook – SAC Parent Handbook

Download Registration/Snapshot Form

District 186, Rochester, Pleasant Plains, and New Berlin are full remote.  Please select either Kerasotes or Downtown.

Remote Learning Schools – Kerasotes SAC

Remote Learning Schools – Downtown SAC

Chatham School District

Riverton School District

Sherman School District

Come in to either YMCA branch front desk to process the registration form. Payment for the weeks of August care will be due at time of registration, plus a $10 deposit for September.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Financial aid applications will only be accepted for review once BOTH of the following conditions are met:

  1. Youth program participant must have a current and active financial aid/scholarship youth membership. YMCA membership must be maintained for the duration of the youth’s participation in program. If the youth’s membership expires, you will be responsible for the full rate of program fees. Information on applying for financial aid/scholarship membership is available at the front desk of both branches, online at https://www.springfieldymca.org/financial-assistance/, or by contacting DeWayne Williams (Downtown) dwilliams@springfieldymca.org, or Bianca Hueckstaedt (Kerasotes) bhueckstaedt@springfieldymca.org
  2. Parent/guardian must first apply for assistance from Community Connection Point (CCP) and submit approval/denial letter. CCP is a third-party organization that assists families in paying for child care services. Applications are available in person from the local CCP office as well as online. The local CCP office is located at 901 South Spring Street, Suite B, Springfield, IL 62704, 217 525 2805, http://ccpoint.org. The YMCA does not provide applications for CCP assistance. Financial assistance from the YMCA is dependent on approval or denial from CCP and will not be considered until after CCP has determined eligibility.

YMCA Strong Kids Scholarship funds are available for School Age Care as well as financial assistance through third-party providers such as Community Connection Point (CCP).

CHANGES/UPDATES

If you need to make any changes to your child’s schedule or billing after you have completed the registration, please complete SAC Change Form and submit to lbarker@springfieldymca.org.  All changes must be made in writing 10 business days prior to effective change date.

QUESTIONS

For questions related to billing, fees, or tax statements contact: lbarker@springfieldymca.org

For general questions relating to SAC sites, please contact Sarah Brewer at

sbrewer@springfieldymca.org