ATB at Dry Creek Elementary School

CHILDCARE AVAILABLE FOR FALL 2020 SCHOOL YEAR

Let the Y help you with your childcare needs this fall. With the new school year rapidly approaching, and plans still being finalized by local school districts, we know this is a difficult time for families to find the care they need. We are working in coordination with school districts to make sure your child can be safely taken care of before and after school. 

If you are in need of childcare this fall, please take a few minutes to fill out this Childcare Inquiry Form. Once you fill out this form, we will contact you and let you know what we're able to offer for you and your child this fall. 

Childcare Inquiry Form

We are still waiting for Port Angeles School District to finalize their school year model for the 2020-2021 school year. Once we get more information from the school district, we can give you more information about what childcare we can provide for your family. 


ENROLLMENT OPTIONS FOR FAMILIES

After the Bell Licensed Childcare is designed to promote and enhance academic achievement, spark your child’s imagination and expand their confidence, skills and talents by pairing physical activity with homework support and project based learning. This program is available at Dry Creek Elementary School in Partnership with the Port Angeles School District. 

Registration for After the Bell Licensed Childcare is open for the Dry Creek Elementary School site only. We welcome kids from any elementary school to register for After the Bell, however the YMCA is not able to provide transportion for all schools in the Port Angeles area. The YMCA will continue to provide transportation for kids at Hamilton Elementary School to After the Bell Childcare at Dry Creek Elementary School. The YMCA is not able to provide transportation for kids coming from other elementary schools in Port Angeles at this time. 


Childcare Available During COVID-19 Closures

The YMCA of Port Angeles is here for our community. During the COVID-19 (coronavirus) mandated school closures, childcare will be available at Dry Creek Elementary School from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday for families in need of care. We are putting children whose parents or guardians are first responders or healthcare workers as a first priority for childcare so they can continue to keep our commuities healthy. Financial assistance is available for families who are experiencing financial hardship. We do not want to turn away any families in need of care due to the inability to pay. Please contact Montesz Kelley-Shears, Childcare Director, if you are in need of financial assistance at montesz@olympicpeninsulaymca.org.

Cost: $40 per day YMCA members
         $45 per day Community Members

If you have any questions about childcare, please contact Montesz Kelley-Shears, Childcare Director, at montesz@olympicpeninsulaymca.org or Rosalind Sylvester, Childcare Site Coordinator, at rosalind@olympicpeninsulaymca.org


Regular Part Time Students:

Activities are from school dismissal until 5:30 pm. Part time students get the same physical activity and tutoring with Americorps as full time students without the 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm enrichment class. Part time students should be picked up by 4:00 pm each day.

Prices for Part Time Students:

  • 2 days a week/8 classes a week for $70/month for Y Member; $80 Community Member
  • 3 days a week/12 classes a week for $90/month for Y Member; $110 Community Member
  • 4 days a week/16 classes a week for $115/month for Y Member; $145 Community Member
  • 5 days a week/20 classes a week for $135/month for Y Member; $ 170 Community Member

Regular Full Time Students:

Activities are available from school dismissal until 5:30 pm. This includes a healthy snack, exercise, homework help and one enrichment class each day.

Prices for Full Time Students:

  • 2 days a week/8 classes a week for $115/month for Y Member, $135/month Community Member
  • 3 days a week/12 classes a week for $160/month for Y Member; $195/month Community Member
  • 4 days a week/16 classes a week for $205/month for Y Member; $250/month Community Member
  • 5 days a week/20 classes a week for $250/month for Y Member; $315/month Community Member

Financial Assistance:

Everyone is welcome at the YMCA! No child or family will be turned away due to inability to pay. The YMCA is a non-profit agency supported in part by generous donations from our community. We are proud to offer financial assistance  to those in need. If you are seeking financial assistance for After the Bell, you must first apply for the Child Care Subsidy Program through the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS). Please call 1-360-565-2180. Our provider number is 320709. DSHS will notify you if you qualify for childcare assistance, when assistance will begin and end, the amount of your co-payment and which child or children assistnace is for. 

DSHS will also notify you if you do not qulify for childcare assistance. 

Financial Assistance by DSHS


If approved, you and our YMCA of Port Angeles office will receive written notice of your approval from DSHS. The YMCA needs confirmation from DSHS that approval has been granted prior to your child attending After the Bell. If you are denied by DSHS, please bring your letter to the YMCA of Port Angeles office. Please note if you are denied DSHS assistance, you may apply and use whatever YMCA financial assistance you qualify for. 

It is very important that you seek DSHS approval before making changes to your child's registration status (for ex. going from part-time to full-time). If DSHS does not cover services you have received, you will be personally responsible for paying the remaining balance. 

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Part Time Students

2:30 – 3:00 pm    Super Rec and Snack Time
3:00 – 3:30 pm    Fundamentally Fit Physical Activity Period
3:30 – 4:00 pm    Fundamentally Fit Library Period

Full Time  Students

2:30 – 3:00 pm    Super Rec and Snack Time
3:00 – 3:30 pm    Fundamentally Fit Physical Activity Period
3:30 – 4:00 pm    Fundamentally Fit Library Period
4:00 – 5:00 pm    Enrichment Classes
5:00 – 5:30 pm    Supervised Rec

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Super Rec Time:

Every child needs the opportunity to unwind after a day of being “on” at school. We provide that at the Y, allowing down time and a healthy snack before classes start each afternoon.

Fundamentally Fit:

This innovative component of After the Bell pairs physical activity with project-based activities. Research shows this pairing provides positive results for both health and academic achievement. Each 60-min class includes group games, project based learning, and traditional tutoring thanks to the support of Americorps and the Port Angeles School District. Each day students utilize fitness spaces at the school for physical activity and then return to the cafeteria at Dry Creek for academic work.

Components of Fundamentally Fit:

  • Daily Physical Activity Period- Fun, quality movement and varied activities are the basis for Fundamentally Fit, providing a solid foundation for a healthy lifestyle. Group games, circuit style exercises, dance and sports are introduced throughout the school year.
  • Daily Library Period – Children have access to tutors and staff for traditional homework help with all school subjects and are introduced to additional exercises and stimulating activities that promote literacy and hone skills.

Enrichment Classes:

Offered in 1 month sessions, the Y is proud to present a variety of Arts, Hobbies and Sports classes. Classes begin at 4:00 pm and are held at the YMCA facility unless otherwise indicated. Classes are open to students in grades K-6. Children in Grades K-1 are grouped into a class called Arts and Action that explores all of these subjects throughout the course of a month. Children in grades 2-6 will choose which classes they would like to participate in at the beginning of each month. The Y provides a schedule of classes by month at the beginning of each school year.

  • Art Classes: Y Staff and a variety of local experts teach a full range of art skills. From metal working to oil painting to printmaking, students have the opportunity to find their artistic outlet.
  • Hobby Workshops: Y Staff and a variety of local volunteers share their hobby passion with our students. Everything from Legos to chemistry and architecture can be found at the Y at some point during the year. Sewing, and cooking are also on the schedule.
  • Sports Skills Clinics: Y Staff and local volunteers work with students to learn new skills and develop those they already have in sports both old and new. Archery, Gaga Ball, Volleyball and many other sports are offered at different times throughout the year.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Early Release Days:

On early release days the kids will follow their regular bus routes arriving 30 minutes earlier for extra Super Rec time before classes begin.

Supervised Recreation:

“Super Rec” The Y understands that everyone, including children, needs time to unwind from the days pressures. Children arriving at the Y for after school classes can enjoy short periods of supervised recreation time in our game room and gym, while they wait for classes to begin. Super Rec is also offered from 5:00-5:30 pm each day after classes conclude.

Healthy Snacks:

Each day during Super Rec there will be fresh fruit or vegetables and water available for all students who want them. Students are welcome to bring and eat their own snack. Sharing is allowed only if enough is available for all children.

Holidays:

After the Bell classes will follow a holiday schedule similar to public schools. If public schools are closed for holidays there will be no After the Bell classes. Watch for Day Camp offerings on in-service days and during extended school breaks at the YMCA of Port Angeles. 
Please see the schedule of Day Camps being offered. 

 ATB DAY CAMPS 

Parking at the YMCA:

Pick up for After the Bell classes will be at Dry Creek Elementary School with a designated white board stating where your child is located. Please use regular parking if you intend to be in the building for more than pick-up.