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1 School Age Child Care (SACC) Presented by Michael S Case CEO YMCA of Norwalk, Inc. June 14, 2010

2 Our Mission Childcare Staff Credentials SACC licensed site locations SACC daily schedule Best Practices for the SACC program Explanation of structured activities The YMCA SACC model focus Why Choose a YMCA SACC program? Primary Developmental Assets Proposed new SACC programs for the fall of 2010 Recent CEO Assessment overview Conclusion YES- YMCA Enrichment Specials Table of Contents


4 CT DPH Certified Head Teacher CPR/First Aid Administration of Medication Child Abuse Prevention CT State Child Care Licensure Training 30 + Total Hours of Training Overview : YMCA Teacher Credentials

5 Elementary Schools:Hours Of Operation: Columbus MagnetBefore School Care : Cranbury School7:00am- Start of School Fox Run School Silvermine SchoolAfter School Care: Tracey SchoolDismissal- 6:00pm Middle Schools: Ponus RidgeAfter School Care: Westrocks2:50pm-6:00pm Overview : SACC Licensed Locations

6 Overview : SACC Daily Schedule 3:00-3:15Attendance/Check In 3:15-3:45Homework 3:45-4:00Wash Hands/ Bathroom Break 4:00-4:15Snack 4:15-4:30Clean up Time 4:30-5:00Academic Enrichment 5:00-5:30Structured Recreational Activities 5:30-6:00Student Choice (i.e. reading)

7 Ongoing opportunities are provided to enhance the following: a. quiet activities b. socializing c. active play d. cultural awareness e. individual, small group, and large group activities. Staff members extend childrens interest by introducing new concepts and activities designed to strengthen community involvement and empathy. More experienced children are encouraged to take on leadership roles, teaching new games and activities.

8 Appropriate activities and environments are provided for: a. homework as an activity choice b. reading for pleasure c. new skill development d. completion of school projects Eating time is planned as an activity choice; this includes health and nutrition as well as discussion and learning time: a. engages small groups b. allows positive social interaction c. encourages conversation and good table manners. Enrichment activities promote basic skills and higher-level thinking and stimulate an interest in science, nature, environment, music, creativity, and support academics.

9 Socialization and team building exercises focused on the YMCA core values: Caring, Respect, Responsibility and Honesty. Quiet activities such as board, card, and trivia games, Legos, and puzzles designed to enhance strategic problem-solving skills and foster academic development. Large group activities (both indoor and outdoor) such as kickball, soccer, basketball to develop the whole child in terms of fitness, health, maturity, fairness, and social skills. Small group activities such as reading, school work, arts & crafts, and science and math challenges designed to better complement class work and support homework. Structured Activities

10 The YMCA SACC Model Focus Recreation Education Enrichment Physical activity, healthy eating, healthy lifestyles Youth development (assets) Socialization Spirit, mind, and body integration A sense of belonging and connectedness Fun Current SACC Programs Include: Seasonal YMCA Youth Membership Swim Lessons Homework Help Recreation/Sports Activities Arts and Crafts

11 Why Choose a Y SACC Program? YMCA studies show that children who participate in after school programs are more successful in school (e.g., in terms of attendance, behavior, and academics). Children who participate in after school programs show growth in at least six (or more) of the 40 developmental assets as detailed by the National Search Institute. Children who participate in after school programs are healthier than their counterparts who do not participate in programs. The YMCA defines health in a holistic way: integration of spirit, mind, body, and well-being. Effective after school programs strengthen community by developing work-force skills, promoting civic engagement and youth volunteerism, and strengthening character values.

12 External Assets: Support Empowerment Boundaries and Expectations Constructive Use of Time Internal Assets: Commitment to Learning Positive Values Social Competencies Positive Identity

13 Proposed SACC Programs Fall 2010 Tutoring – aligned with teacher curriculum. Computer Lab Dance Classes – YMCA of Norwalks Cynthia Izoldi was awarded the NDI (National Dance Institute) certification and approval to roll out the NDI curriculum in Fall She is the only recipient in CT. Intramural Sports Archery (ages 8 and up) Yoga Fit Kids Program (Health and Nutrition)

14 Background YMCA CEO active in Norwalk ACTs and OST (Outside School Time) sub- committee Committed to making the YMCA SACC and Pre-school programs the model of excellence; tie enrichment/curriculum to better classroom performance Assessment commissioned in May 2010 S urveys designed for Principals, Parents and children participants Results Strong desire from Principals and parents in each school to have access to additional enrichment programs C ontent of desired programs varied by school

15 YMCA of Norwalk is committed to improving the overall programming experience and raising the bar: Se eking enhancements and measureable/actionable data through the OST sub-committee efforts in collaboration with the NPS, BOE, GE, NCF and other providers; Br inging in additional senior-level expertise on the management team; Establishing and maintaining a more frequent communication channel with parents and Principals to better enhance the programs; Offer more variable enrichment programming tailored to complement what the YMCA can already provide – this review and program costs is currently underway and will be formally introduced in August.

16 Computers Foreign Languages Science/Robotics Gymnastics Music/Theatre Art/Pottery Sports Karate Dance YES Proposed Y MCA Enrichment Services * *Determined by surveys with parents, students, and principals. Separate enrollment fee.

17 We build strong kids, strong families and strong communities

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