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Massillon Family YMCA Child Care
Children are like sponges – they watch and absorb knowledge, skills and values from everything and everyone around them. At the Y, we believe the values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for quality of life and future success. That’s why our child care programs are staffed with people who understand the cognitive, physical and social development of kids, the need children have to feel connected and supported in trying new things, and the caring and reinforcement parents and families need to help each other. At the Y, babies develop trust and security, preschoolers experience early literacy and learn about their world, and school-age kids make friends, learn new skills and do homework. Most importantly, children learn how to be their best selves. That makes for confident kids today, and contributing and engaged adults tomorrow.
The Massillon Family YMCA offers preschool, academic preschool, a before school program, an after school program, a school day off and snow day off program, and a summer day camp. All focus on youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Families who receive publicly funded assistance from ODJFS are welcome.
Preschool at the Massillon Family YMCA is available as early as 6:00am and as late as 6:00pm, with academic preschool included. Part-time (1-3 days per week) and full-time (4-5 days per week) care is available. Registration packets are available at the Y or online.
Preschool Pals is an academic preschool at the Massillon Family YMCA and is a 2 1/2 hour program, 2-3 days per week focusing on the growth and development of the 3 to 5 year-old child. We are a state licensed program and believe in age appropriate activities. Preschool Pals follows the Massillon City Schools schedule for days off.
Before and After School Programs
The Massillon Family YMCA Before & After School Programs are state licensed and run Monday through Friday. The Before School Program is open as early as 6:00 am while the After School Program is open as late as 6:00 pm. Before and After School Programs are held at Gorrell Elementary School, Whittier Elementary School, and Massillon Intermediate School. Children that go to Franklin Elementary School come to the Massillon Family YMCA and are bussed to and/or from school. Children in either program can participate in various physical activities as well as arts and crafts. Homework help is also available.
Beginning the 2013-2014 school year, the YMCA will have Before & After School programs in Perry Local's Genoa and Lohr Elementary Schools.
School Days Off and Snow Days
When there's no school, planned or at the last minute, the Massillon Family YMCA is ready with fun and learning for children in our before and/or after school program. School Day Off and Snow Day Off programs are open from 6:00 am until 6:00 pm and include physical activities, sports, arts, crafts, and games. We even sneak some learning in there - but the kids never know because they are having too much fun.