Child Care

The YMCA

 Northview Public Schools is excited to partner with the YMCA to provide expanded childcare offerings for our families.  Our new partnership with the YMCA enables us to host before and after school-year programs for grades K-6 directly at the East Oakview, North Oakview, and West Oakview buildings.  Summer child care is offered at the Wolverine YMCA in Belmont.

Students from Highlands Middle School can also be registered and will attend the West Oakview location.

A Quick Message

Greetings Northview YMCA Child Care Families,

We sure have missed our school age child care communities during this time, which has us looking forward to the start of YMCA Child Care programming for the 2020/2021 school year! Below is A LOT of information to help you understand and navigate our registration system this year as we adjust our childcare opportunities to match the NVPS school schedule.

Starting today, updated program registration for the YMCA School Age Child Care is open!

Taking into account current circumstances, the YMCA will not be increasing rates for families this coming school year. We have also created additional registration choices to better accommodate your scheduling needs. We are offering the following options for before and after school care, as well as full day care with 1 -Day through 4 – Day rate plans as well as full day care options.

School Age Childcare Enrollment Packet: With this being the start of a new school year, we need updated enrollment packets for each of your students. Please click here to complete this year’s packet and have it submitted no later than noon on Wednesday, August 19th! We must have a completed packet for your student before they can start in our program and this deadline will give us enough time to process your student’s information ahead of their start in our childcare program.

Half Day and No School Day Child Care: Outside of regularly scheduled weekly programming, the YMCA will continue to offer child care opportunities on half days and no school days for your child when school is not in session. Half Day Child Care will be $25 per half day and No School Day Child Care will continue to be $50 per day.

Sibling Discount: We will also maintain the sibling discount, which is 5% off your weekly registration rate for each additional sibling utilizing our child care program.

Enrollment Fee: There is an enrollment fee of $25 per child that will be billed upon your completion of registration.

Contact

Contact Sarah Maze at  smaze@grymca.org or (616) 855-1443.

Program Rates

1 day Before or After $15

2 day Before or After $25

3 day Before or After $35

4 day B or A rate – $55/week

4 day full time B & A rate – $92 (discount will be applied on the back end)

Wednesday No School Child Care at the Wolverine Branch – Free for NVPS Families

Registration

Registration for the 2020-2021 school year is now open!

Families will need to register for the days they need care for each specific week. We apologize for the inconvenience, however we want to ensure we have your child registered for the correct days of attendance. If you have any registration questions please reach out to Jodi Phaneuf, YMCA Registration and Billing Coordinator, at jphaneuf@grymca.org

*When registering for Wednesday care at the branch, select the one day rate plan and then select any and all Wednesdays you’d like to register for care.

Schedule Changes and Program Cancellation Policies for the 2020/2021 School Year

Wednesday No School Child Care: The YMCA is partnering with NVPS to provide free child care on Wednesdays for NVPS students at the Wolverine Worldwide Family YMCA Branch. You must register on the YMCA website for this day of care. If you have already registered for these days of care, our original start date was listed on our registration platform as Wednesday, September 16th. However, we have updated the registration for Wednesday Care to begin on Wednesday, August 26th. If you are already registered and need to add August 26th, September 2nd, and September 9th, you can add these dates of care by going on your YMCA account and adding these days. Please note that when you register for the Wednesday care online, it will say the charge is $50 for the day. The YMCA will adjust that on the back end so all NVPS families are not charged for this day of care.

Scheduling for 1-Day through 4-Day Rate Plans: Any previous registrations are going to be left open on your account (you have a spot but will not be billed). When registering for 1-Day through 4-Day rate plans, you will be asked to confirm which days of the week you will utilize care for the duration of the school year. You can go into your online account to update the days you need care for yourself. If you require assistance with this process, please reach out to our Billing Coordinator, Jodi, at 616-855-9563 (jphaneuf@grymca.org). Due to capacity of registration each day, we will need to assess the ability to adjust your request. If schedule adjustments are made, your financial rate plan may increase or decrease. YMCA will not pro-rate days of care.

Wait List Fee: All School Age Programs will have a non-refundable wait list placement fee of $25 per child. If you have registered your child for programming and need to cancel care until a later date a onetime wait list fee will be applied to your account. This will secure the child’s name on the wait list but does not guarantee that care will become available.

Cancellation of Individual Weeks and Holding Fee: If you need to cancel individual weeks of care throughout the school year, you may hold your space in the YMCA Child Care program, however you will be charged a holding fee of 50% of your weekly tuition rate for weeks that your student(s) does not attend child care and it will guarantee your spot.

Cancellation of Enrollment: If circumstances change during the school year and you plan to end enrollment with the YMCA Child Care program, you will need to notify your program director with a two week cancellation notice to ensure you are not improperly billed. If you are not able to attend due to COVID-19 guidance from the state or your doctor, you will not be billed during that time.

Spring & Summer Break Camps

Stay tuned for dates and registration information for the Wolverine Worldwide Family YMCA Branch Winter Break Camp and Spring Break Camp programs!

Keeping Healthy At Home

Stay engaged and healthy at home this summer with the YMCA! Click here for family-friendly resources focused on fun, out-of-school activities and lessons.

Times

North Oakview

Before/After School Care

AM Care | 6:30 AM – 9:15 AM

PM Care | 3:15 PM – 6:00 PM

West Oakview/Highlands

Before/After School Care

AM Care | 6:30 AM – 9:15 AM

Highlands students are picked up at 8:30 AM and bused to Highlands by 9 AM.

PM Care | 3:15 PM – 6:00 PM

Highlands students are picked up at 3 PM and bused to West Oakview by 3:30 PM.

East Oakview

Before/After School Care

AM Care | 6:30 AM – 9:45 AM

PM Care | 3:45 PM – 6:00 PM

Daily Reminders

Because our programs involve outdoor activity, please send your students with adequate winter wear, including a coat, hat, and gloves.

 

To ensure the safety of the children in our programs, staff may request a photo ID to confirm the identity of any authorized pickup before releasing the child.

Branch Leadership

Liz Whaley

Youth Director

ewhaley@grymca.org

(616) 855-1447

Emma Bailey

Assistant Youth Director

ebailey@grymca.org

(616) 855-1443

East Oakview

West Oakview

North Oakview

Frequently Asked Questions

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions Document for answers.

Parent Handbook

How Will School Age Programming Look Different This Year?

Ensuring the health and safety of our Y community is everyone’s responsibility. This means that things at our Before and After School Programs will look and feel a little different. Here’s how:

Regular Temperature Checks & Health Screenings: Both staff and children will receive temperature checks and health screenings before being allowed to start their work shift or to check in.

Designed for Social Distance: We are keeping children in the same group together and avoiding co-mingling of groups as much as possible. In addition to group social distancing, our programming will also promote social/physical distancing within the group.

Altered Drop-off and Pick-up Procedures: Parents will be asked to stay in the car and/or not enter the facilities. We are limiting access to the building for camp participants and staff only, parents will be asked to not enter program spaces. Each site has a phone number to call if someone is not readily available at the designated drop-off and pick-up spot.

PPE for All Staff & Youth: All staff will be required to wear masks and other personal protective equipment when in close interactions with youth. Youth over the age of 4 will be required to wear a mask in common spaces and will be encouraged to wear their masks while inside. Children ages 12 and up are required to wear a mask during programming with the exception of outdoor/gym time.

Regular Cleaning & Disinfecting: We will be cleaning with great frequency our equipment, facilities, and curriculum items between use and/or groups. Disinfecting will occur every thirty minutes to all high-touch surface areas. A third-party cleaning service will fog each of our facilities several times a week.

Stay Home if You’re Sick: We request parents partner with us in keeping our staff and students healthy by monitoring the health of your child(ren) by not sending them to the program if they exhibit any symptom of COVID-19. If your child exhibits symptoms, you should seek COVID-19 testing promptly and report results to the YMCA given the implications for other children, families, and staff.

Questions? Concerns?

If you have any questions or concerns regarding our program at North Oakview, East Oakview or Highlands Middle School, please contact Sarah Maze via email at smaze@grymca.org or by phone at (616) 855-1443.  Alternatively you can contact Ryan Rose at rrose@grymca.org or by phone at (616) 855-1447.