YMCA OF GREATER WICHITA

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JOIN US TO BENEFIT FREE AND ASSISTED YMCA PROGRAMS

Thursday, December 6 from 6:30-9PM at The Exploration Place

BEFORE SCHOOL: KEY TO POSITIVE STARTS

YMCA KEY Academy’s enrichment-based programming helps your child get the most out of their school day by preparing them spirit, mind and body to succeed in the classroom. Schedules may vary, activities include:

  • WAKE UP
  • MUSCLE UP
  • FUEL UP
  • GEAR UP
  • CLEAN UP

Peace of Mind

PROGRAM LICENSING: All KEY Academy programs are licensed by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and contract with DCF to accept Third Party payments.

PARENT INVOLVEMENT & QUESTIONS: Parents/Guardians are welcome to visit KEY Academy at ANY time. Ask your Site Director about upcoming program and parent activities f you have a question or concern, contact your site director or call 264.1610 ext 8243. 

QUALITY STAFF 
All staff undergo comprehensive background checks. Site directors and group leaders are trained in: 

  • Child Development/School Age Activities
  • CPR/First Aid
  • Signs & Symptoms of Childhood Illness & Abuse

AFTER SCHOOL: KEY TO BIG ENDINGS

NOW FEATURING enrichment-focused KWL (Know/Want/Learn). A tool that helps your child use their voice and choice to develop a passion for learning. They tap into what they already know and use it to springboard into expanded learning and deeper understanding in areas of their own interest.
Schedules may vary, afternoon activities include:

  • LISTEN UP
  • POWER UP
  • MENTAL UP
  • LEVEL UP
  • PIN IT DOWN
  • WRAP UP

Big Idea of the Month

  • August: Me and You
  • September: Change Around Us
  • October: Weird Science
  • November: Hero’s All Around
  • December: Around the World
  • January: The World of Invention!
  • February: Our Health
  • March: Zoo Exploration 
  • April: Helping our Earth
  • May: Get Into the Game

NEW! Discovery Clubs

Let your child’s creativity GO WILD! New this year, seasonal Discovery Clubs each Tuesday and Thursday will be dedicated to inspirational activities like art, cooking and even creative writing. There is bound to be something to spark every child’s imagination.

Discovery Clubs are automatically included in your KEY Academy registration, if your student is scheduled to attend on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays.

YMCA Fun Clubs

The YMCA offers Fun Clubs for elementary school students when school is not in session, excluding major holidays. Discount rates are offered as a courtesy to current KEY participants and YMCA family memberships. 

Students will experience fun and adventure at our YMCA Spring or Winter Break Fun Clubs. Over the school break, kids can play games, take field trips and make new friends at the Y. Plus, parents can have peace of mind that their child is in a safe and supervised environment.

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What to do, How to enroll, What to bring

Step 1: Visit ymcawichita.org/keyforms

Step 2: Complete updated KDHE forms for 2018/2019

Step 3: Complete the registration forms found here and bring them to any Greater Wichita YMCA location to register for KEY Academy beginning 7/16/18

Step 4: A $30 annual enrollment fee is due at registration for each child participating in the KEY Academy. 

Step 5: The weekly payment amount indicated on the back of this page is due on the MONDAY of the week of service. 

ANDOVER (All sites AM/PM)

Cottonwood, Martin, Meadowlark, Prairie Creek, Sunflower and Wheatland Elementary schools

GODDARD (All sites AM/PM)

Apollo, Clark-Davidson, Explorer, Amelia Earhart (Also serves *Oak Street)

MAIZE (All sites AM/PM)

Central , Pray-Woodman, South, Maize Elementary (Also serves *Vermillion)

RENWICK

St. Marks (AM/PM) Andale and Garden Plain (PM only)

VALLEY CENTER (All sites AM/PM)

Abilene, and Wheatland (Also serves *West)

WICHITA (Sites at Elementary schools)

Beech (AM/PM), Caldwell (PM only), Mueller (AM/PM), and Ortiz (AM only)

*Transportation is provided by the school district. Parents are responsible for requesting and scheduling transportation with schools directly. Unless otherwise noted, children must attend the school in which the program is located.

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CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

Our goal is to meet the individual needs of each child within the structure of our program, while maintaining a safe and healthy environment for all of the children and staff. Children with special physical and emotional needs will be accepted if the program is determined to be in the child’s best interest.  

Families with special needs children must schedule an interview with the Child Care and Camp Branch Director prior to attendance. 316-264-1610