SUMMER 2021

SCHOOL AGE CARE

ONLINE PLACEHOLDER REGISTRATION - NEW FAMILIES

La Crosse, Onalaska and Holmen
March 9th at 6:00am-9:00pm

Current School Age and Returning Summer 2020 participants will be able to register for a Summer Care Placeholder by school district through the Y’s website or via phone. A Placeholder is simply a time-stamped request for Summer Care 2021.  This time-stamped request will allow families to indicate their interest in signing up for summer care without having to physically attend a registration in person. 

 

Once this request has been received, families will then be responsible for completing a Summer Care 2021 Registration Packet.Families who complete a placeholder registration on March 9th, will receive an email on  Wednesday, March 10th to include a link to complete and submit the registration forms electronically. The deadline  for completing the registration forms will be Friday, March 19th.  Summer Care registration forms that are received by the deadline will be processed in the order of time-stamped Placeholder requests beginning Monday, March 22nd. Families who do not submit forms by this deadline will not have their registrations processed per their time-stamped request. Families will receive a confirmation email of the completed registration from [email protected] by Friday, April 9th.

KEEPING THE THINGS THAT ARE IMPORTANT TO YOU

PARENTS TRUST US

YMCA  School Age Care provide high-quality experiences for your child, to help build a healthy spirit, mind and body.

THE EXPERIENCE

YMCA School Age Care allows children the opportunity to explore, build friendships, develop new skills and discover their creativity. YMCA staff focus on character development and emphasize accomplishments and successes in all participants.

PROFESSIONAL ROLE MODELS

Our staff are “Professional Role Models” selected based on their experience, attitude, skills and their ability to EXPECT and demonstrate the YMCA Core Values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

SAFETY

Our programs are safe and full of fun activities that encourage physical activity, social interaction, educational opportunities, personal growth and creativity. All YMCA staff attend trainings that cover YMCA mission,
character development and child abuse prevention. 

KIDS LOVE US

YMCA programs offer your child a chance to have fun while building a healthy spirit, mind and body. Plus they get to…

  • Build life-long friendships
  • Be physically active
  • Get messy and creative
  • Learn fun songs and skits
  • Have a blast
  • BE A KID!

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

The Y will continue providing state-licensed childcare in our best effort to meet community needs. Now, maybe more than ever, it is necessary to give kids a place to be kids and families peace of mind that their child is well cared for as we all continue to bounce back from incredibly stressful times for everyone.

The Y’s School Age Childcare programs are eligible for Flexible Pricing options through the Y and we continue to accept Wisconsin Shares Childcare Subsidy payments.

The Y always makes safety our priority. All School Age Care programming operates to meet/exceed the WI DCF licensing requirements, DHS & La Crosse County Health Department guidelines, and in cooperation with local school district protocols. Regardless of statewide mandates, School Age Care programming will follow licensing guidelines that require

  • A face covering/mask without a vent that covers nose and mouth, and stays in place without being held by the individual, unless otherwise indicated by a medical professional
  • All staff and children in programming will practice physical distancing of 6-feet
  • Frequent and regular handwashing and disinfecting of shared/high-touch areas will be practiced

NO-AD 30SPF sunscreen is provided for all participants and is applied prior to all outdoor activities and reapplied according to product instructions.

 In partnership with local school districts, the Y school age care programming will offer breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack to participants at all locations through June 30th, 2021. Federal funding changes may affect what meals can be provided at certain locations beginning July 1; all changes will be communicated when they are available.

Full time (4-5 Days a week):
1st Child – $184/week
2nd Child – $129/week
3rd Child – $110/week

Part Time (2-3 days a week): 
1st Child – $136/week
2nd Child – $95/week
3rd Child – $82/week

4 day week (July 6-9):
1st Child – $155/week
2nd Child – $109/week
3rd Child – $93/week

Onalaska Summer School AM/PM care at Northern Hills
Only FULL TIME registrations available
AM Care (6:30am -8:20am) Rates:
1st-$32  2nd-$22  3rd-$19
PM Care (2:25pm -6:00pm) Rates:
1st-$71  2nd-$50  3rd-$43 
 
2-day rates for Supplemental Care
$74 per child

 

Families can receive a 25% discount on a family membership to the Y with a child enrolled in School Age Care (School Year).  Click here for more information on member benefits and pricing. 

A general day in the Summer School Age program consists of the following activities:

6:15 or 6:30-8:30am Child Arrival-Choice Activities

8:30-9:30am Healthy Breakfast

9:30-11:30am Morning Activities Group Physical Activities and Small Group Arts & Humanities or S.T.E.M. Activities

11:30am-12:30pm Lunch

12:30-3:30pm Afternoon Activities – possible activities include swimming, field trips (at and away from childcare), group physical activities, small groups arts & humanities, and STEM Activities. Access to pools and field trips will be subject to availability and safety of traveling off-site. Updates will be communicated via email closer to start of the summer.

3:30-4pm Healthy Snack

4-6pm Choice Activities-Child Pick Up

Emerson – 6/7-8/20
Harry Spence – 6/7-8/20
Hintgen  – 6/7- 8/20
Northside – 6/9-7/8

Supplemental Care at the Dahl Branch  – 8/23-8/24

Eagle Bluff –  6/7-8/18
Irving Pertzsch – 6/7-8/18
Northern Hills – 6/7-8/18 (Full Time AM/PM only during summer school 7/6-7/23)

Supplemental Care at Houser Y  – 8/19, 8/20, 8/23 & 8/24

Evergreen  – 6/7-8/20
Holmen Lutheran Church –  6/7-8/20
Sand Lake – 6/7-8/20
Viking (FULL TIME ONLY) – 6/7-8/20

Supplemental Care at Holmen Lutheran Church  – 8/23-8/24

FORMS AND HANDBOOKS

SUMMER SCHOOL AGE CARE CONTACTS

Katie Tischer
Director for Onalaska
608.519.5487
[email protected]

Catie Deysach
Director for Holmen
608.519.5471
[email protected]

Kristin Seifert
Director for La Crosse
608.519.5482
[email protected]

Shane Drey
Senior Director of School Age
608.519.5495
[email protected]

Holly Kleiner
Child Care Accounts Specialist
608.519.5478
[email protected]

Melissa La Fond
Community Nutrition Director
608.519.9968
[email protected]