The YMCA continues to be a leader in childcare and education and we have been committed to meeting the needs of Kingston and Ulster County families for over 150 years. As school districts continue to alter their plans in light of the current pandemic, we realize that parents need our support now more than ever.
Y Academy is an in-person program supporting students who are e-learning through their school district. Y Academy is sure to support your child’s virtual learning and keep them active and engaged during the day.
To help your child stay on task, avoid backslides during their school’s virtual learning program, and support our children’s academic, physical, and mental health the Y has created a fun, safe, controlled environment in which your child can continue their educational journey with the support of a great team. Your child will benefit from:
- Lower group size than a traditional classroom setting at school
- Coordination with your school district for synchronous and asynchronous instruction
- YMCA Staff available to assist with remote learning assignments
- An infusion of physical activities and fun brain breaks every day to support the body, mind, and spirit!
- Spelling/Sight Word Support, Independent reading
- Times/Rates vary by location
- Updated health practices to ensure safe environment for all
Y Academy will be offered in select locations starting the first day of school September 8, 2020. Small overall facility capacity to further ensure the health and safety of our children and families. Limited Space Available
*Students must bring school supplies, laptop/chromebook, headphones, face mask, snacks, lunch, water bottle, and be dressed appropriately for outdoor play.
Grades: K – 6
Dates: Monday – Friday beginning September 8, holiday schedule TBD
School locations with before and after care: Lenape Elementary School in New Paltz will be hosting pre and post care. (Due to low registration / interest at the Edson pre and post care has been suspend until further notice.)
Drop In Academy at the YMCA 7AM – 6PM or 9AM -3PM and NP Rec Center 8 AM – 6 PM, billed daily.
Program Cost for school locations:
5 day: $95/week
4 day: $84/week
3 day: $75/week
2 day: $56/week
Those receiving assistance through DSS will only be able to participate in Edson, and Lenape Y Academy program.
Daily Drop in costs at the YMCA of Kingston:
**The YMCA drop in program will accommodate those who are looking for pre and post care as well as the Y Academy. **
Drop in Y Academy (9AM – 3PM) is $25 a day for the 1st child and $22 for the second child and each additional child.
Drop in Full Day program (7AM – 6PM) is $40 a day for the 1st child and $35 for the second child and each additional child.
Daily Drop in costs at NP Community Center:
Program at NP Community Center has been discontinued. If you are interested in the Y- Academy in New Paltz please see information above for program being offered at the Lenape Elementary School.