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   Child Care

The YMCA Child Care program is a year round state certified pre-school program that offers age specific (1 thru 5 yrs) class curriculum during the school year (Aug-May). Our school year begins in August relative to the start of Ashland Independent schools. YMCA Child Care is a State of Kentucky licensed Day Care and Pre-School program.  The YMCA Child Care is proud to include SWIM LESSONS by our certified lifeguards year round Monday - Thursday for children age 2 and up who are completely potty trained.

The following forms are required at the time of registration:

  • child's immunization
  • physical
  • child's birth certificate. 

All children are registered full time status (5 days per week), fees are pre-paid at the beginning of each week.

To enroll your child, Contact the YMCA. To read the Handbook, click here.

WHO TO CONTACT:
Kelly Hunley
Child Care Director

Ashland Area YMCA
3232 Megan Neyer Way
Ashland, KY 41102
Phone: (606) 329-6784
Fax: (606) 324-3676

 

REFUNDS:
There will be no refunds unless you provide a written doctor's excuse or proof of family emergency.
Please Note:
There is a late fee charge of $2 per minute that a child is picked up after 5:30 p.m.

 

 

   After School Program

After School is available to children in Kindergarten through Fifth Grade (Ages 5-11).  Monday through Friday 2:45PM to 5:30PM while Ashland Schools are in session.  Currently, Hager, Poage, Charles Russell, and Oakview are the only schools that provide transportation to the YMCA.  You can contact your school board to find out if your school can too.

The cost is $35 per child per week for Y Members and $60 per child per week for Non-Members. We have a limited amount of space available so all registrants are charged for the entire week each Monday whether the child attends or not to hold their spot. Balances cannot be tolerated. We will allow for one week of vacation time per school year.

To request a spot for our After School Program you will need to speak with someone in our Child Care Office. If we have an opening you will be able to register your child there as well.

If you are a state subsidy recipient, you must provide your contract prior to beginning care.

In addition to filling out the entire School Aged Program Packet, we will need a copy of your child’s immunization record which must include the Commonwealth of Kentucky Seal and expiration date. If you have previously given us an approved copy of this record, please check with us to see if we need an updated copy.

We strive to provide a safe fun-filled, positive place for your child to come to each evening after school.  Children will arrive to the YMCA on an Ashland Independent School bus. We will wait at the main YMCA entrance for the buses for your child’s safety. Each day your child will be provided with a healthy snack and drink as well as a chance to relax and watch some TV after a long day at school.  On Mondays, homework help will come next.  If your child does not have homework, reading a book will be encouraged.  During this time there will be no TV or playing games so that the kids have a chance to concentrate and get some work out of the way.  Throughout the year we will do some art projects and various other activities throughout the building.  Otherwise, we will wrap up each evening with free play or group games.  You will always find a sign on the After School Room door letting you know where we are at pickup time. Overall, we want to provide your child with a fun-filled, learning rich environment for them to grow and thrive.

Comfortable clothing and tennis shoes are preferred as we will be playing hard!  The After School Program ends at 5:30PM.  You will be charged $2 for each child for each minute you are late past 5:30PM.  If you do not pick up your child by 6:30PM authorities will be contacted.

Contact Jennifer Layne, Program Coordinator for additional info.

   Nursery

Our nursery located on the first floor near our Chapel and is open Monday thru Saturday. Our Nursery is loaded with toys and games for children ages 3 months to 5 years of age. There are separate play areas for infants and toddlers. Parents are required to supply their child's needs while in the Nursery (i.e. diapers, wipes, snacks and drinks).  Our Nursery staff is not permitted to change diapers or clean up children who have “potty” accidents. Parent/Guardian will be paged or called to change diapers and take care of accident cleanups.

HOURS are: Monday thru Saturday Mornings: 8:00AM - 12:00PM & Monday thru Thursday Evenings 4:00PM - 8:00PM

The nursery is free of charge to children on a Family Membership and there is a 2 hr. time limit. Parent/Guardian must remain in facility while using our Nursery service.

Contact Jennifer Layne, Program Coordinator for additional info.

   Fun Factory Activity Center

The Fun Factory is located on the 2nd floor beside the Racquetball Courts and is available for children ages 5 to 10 years of age with while their Parent/Guardian is in the facility. 

HOURS: Monday thru Thursday 4:00PM-8:00PM   

Children must get a "Ticket" at our Front Desk by leaving their (child using the service) membership card as a holder.  Children also must be signed in and out with the Fun Factory attendant on duty. Children will not be accepted or dismissed without a Parent/Guardian.

The Fun Factory a free service to children on a Family Membership and there is a 2 hr. time limit.  Click here for  complete rules.

Contact Jennifer Layne, Program Coordinator for additional info.

**Weather permitting and at the attendant’s discretion, the Outdoor Playground may be used instead of the Fun Factory Activity center.**

Day Camp is available to children in Kindergarten through Fifth Grade (Ages 5-11)

7:00AM-5:30PM Monday – Friday most days that Ashland Independent Schools are not in session.

 

The cost is $85 per child per week for Y Members and $110 per child per week for Non-Members.

To request a spot in our Day Camp Program you will need to speak with someone in our Child Care Office. If we have an opening you will be able to register your child there as well.

If you are a state subsidy recipient, you must provide your contract prior to beginning care.

In addition to filling out the entire School Aged Program Packet, we will need a copy of your child’s immunization record which must include the Commonwealth of Kentucky Seal and expiration date. If you have previously given us an approved copy of this record, please check with us to see if we need an updated copy.

We have a 9AM cutoff each day after which we will not accept any children without a doctor’s note.

 

Comfortable clothing and tennis shoes are preferred. Also, your child will need a labeled lunch (we provide breakfast and an afternoon snack), swimsuit and towel each day they attend.  Our activities include structured play and free play indoors and outside, swimming, art activities as well as some fun educational projects. We move and play all day long!

 

The Day Camp Program ends at 5:30PM.  You will be charged $2 for each child for each minute you are late past 5:30PM.  If you do not pick up your child by 6:30PM authorities will be contacted.

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