As the 2020-2021 school year begins, we know that one of the concerns is how families will navigate the new school day structure while meeting the demands of work and home. We want you to know that we are here for you. We are working with leadership in all local school districts to develop plans for how we can serve the needs of each community through the coming months.
As a thought leader and best in class provider of education, wellness, youth development and community building, the YMCA of Greater Augusta is one of the oldest, most nimble and essential nonprofits in the CSRA. The history of our organization has been one of adapting to community needs and being there for our neighbors when they need us most. The last several months have been no exception.
We are uniquely equipped for childcare this fall because we have learned over the last few months how to keep children safe in these unprecedented times. When school closed in the spring, we began providing childcare to essential workers in a safe, caring and responsible way. Through this program, we were able to help students continue their remote learning while providing parents the opportunity to return to work. Since then, we have served hundreds of children in childcare and summer camp, taking every precaution to ensure the health and safety of the children, their families, our staff and the community at large.
To meet the needs of the various school districts, we have developed plans for after-school childcare and full-day childcare with remote learning accommodations. View our 2020 program brochure here. Please contact Josh Nolan, Prime Time Executive Director, at 706.922.9611 or [email protected] for more information.
2020 FALL CHILDCARE OPTIONS
This is an ever-changing landscape and we will update our plans, procedures and curriculum as needed with guidance from area school districts. Additional options will be added as they are finalized with the branch and school. Please click here to view our COVID-19 policies. Click the options below to view specific information about each program.
Summer Day Camp
As schools push back their start dates, we have extended our summer day camp at some branches.
Prime Time Before and Afterschool
Prime Time will be in 16 school locations this fall, in addition to 6 bus-in programs at Y locations. For Aiken County Y, North Augusta Y and Burke County Y, students will attend Prime Time on their designated in-person attendance days (2 days per week).
School Days Out
On virtual or remote learning days, several of our branches offer School Days Out camps as an alternative to children staying home alone or having parents miss work during the school’s virtual/remote learning days. Other branches may also offer School Days Out on scheduled school holidays.
Virtual Support Camp
The Virtual Support Camp at the Marshall Family YMCA has been designed to support the online education and instruction your 6th, 7th or 8th grader will receive this fall.
Virtual Learning Camp
This camp experience at Thomson Family Y and North Jefferson Family Y includes time for online classes and specialty breakout sessions, like physical activity, swimming (where available), arts and sports.
This class at the Steiner Branch Family YMCA provides physical activity to children to keep their minds and body healthy. focuses on calisthenics, strength, and cardio workouts that will take place indoors and outside.