Before and After School Programs

WHAT YOUR KIDS DO AFTER SCHOOL IS AS IMPORTANT AS WHAT THEY DO AT SCHOOL.

Children need a safe, nurturing place to go when their parents are at work. Time gaps before and after school can be empty and lonely for kids—and a challenge for busy parents.

Research shows that participation in quality before & after school programs is associated with a positive attitude towards school, better school attendance and higher aspirations for further study, better interpersonal skills, less time spent in unhealthy behaviours, and reduced drop-out rates. Our Before & After School program will deliver programming that encourages children and youth to engage in activities that foster their personal and social development during these criticalhours.

The Before & After School program, for children ages 6-12 is located in our Health & Fitness Centre at 220 Fairford Street East. Transportation by the YMCA is available to and from north hill schools.  Care can be provided to children outside of pick-up routes, however transportation will not be available for these children.  The program will be mutually beneficial to the YMCA, the city, the schools and the school boards, but most of all, to the families and students enrolled.

The Before & After School program will give the opportunity for children to grow while learning the six core values of the YMCA – Caring, Honesty, Respect, Trust, Inclusiveness and Responsibility. Time spent being physically active and learning healthy behaviours is more important now than ever before. In fact, this is the first generation of children and youth in modern history to inherit a lower life expectancy than their parents.  In our programs, kids not only get the opportunity to be active, have fun and develop confidence through games (gross/fine motor), arts & crafts, and outdoor activities, but parents also get the peace of mind that their children are active and learning while spending time with their peers.

As part of the Before and After School Program your child(ren) will:

  • Participate in a minimum of 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity
  • Have time allotted for homework (homework is optional)
  • Engage in age-appropriate activities that focus on character development and team building
  • Be supervised by well-trained, qualified staff that will treat your children with care and respect
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For more information or to register please contact: 

Jenna Englesman- Director of School Age Services

(306) 692-0688 extension 1

childrensprograms@mjymca.ca

Program Locations

 

FAIRFORD

220 Fairford Street EastMoose Jaw, SKS6H 6H2

Jenna Englesman, Director of School Age Services 

306.692.0688 ext 1

Monday to Friday  6:30am - 8:15am & 3:00pm - 5:30pm

 

Our goal is to be accessible to all families in the community of Moose Jaw. Bus transportation will be provided by our YMCA School Buses to all north hill schools including children at our YMCA childcare centres.  We also provide transportation after school to the Fairford YMCA.  Transportation is provided to the following local schools:

  • Sunningdale
  • Palliser Heights
  • Lindale
  • St. Michael’s
  • Prince Arthur
  • William Grayson
  • King George
  • St. Agnes

Transportation is provided by the local school divisions from the following schools:

  • St. Margaret’s                                                
  • Cornerstone Christian School

 

SACRED HEART

1020 12th Ave SW Moose Jaw, SKS6H 5X8

Jenna Englesman, Director of School Age Services

306.692.0688 ext 1

Monday to Friday - 6:30am - school start & dismissal time to 5:30pm 

Non School Days (6:30am - 5:30pm) 

  • Meal program provided by school

 

ST. MARY

720 5th Avenue South WestMoose Jaw, SKS6H 5W3

Jenna Englesman, Director of School Age Services

306.692.0688 ext 1

Monday to Friday - 7:00am - school start & dismissal time - 5:30pm 

Non School Days (7:00am - 5:30pm)

  • Meal program provided by school
Thank you CIF for your continued support of the YMCA's Before and After School Program

Thank you CIF for your continued support of the YMCA's Before and After School Program