WEST BROAD STREET YMCA EARLY LEARNING CENTER
INFANTS THROUGH PRESCHOOL
Pre-K THROUGH 12TH GRADE
BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL CARE
FREE STATE LOTTERY FUNDED PRE-K
A Georgia Bright From The Start Licensed Facility
For more information call (912) 233-1951
Or stop by: 1110 May Street Savannah, GA
WEST BROAD STREET YMCA
EARLY LEARNING CENTER
1.FULL DAY CHILD CARE CHILDREN 6 WEEKS TO PRE-K
2.SCHOOL AGED CHILD CARE (K-8TH GRADE BEFORE/AFTER SCHOOL; SCHOOL BREAKS)
II.PRINCIPLES OF YMCA:
1.Build healthy spirit, mind, and bodythrough youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.
YMCA child care is a good place for children to grow. The West Broad Street YMCA uses a developmentally appropriate approach with attention to the children's social, emotional, cognitive, and physical growth. We take children along a pathway from simple to more complex levels of learning and maturity utilizing a creative curriculum.
2.A place to belong, people who care, and fun. In Y child care, children live and learn through play and by having fun. The values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility are instilled through nurturing teachers, while they help children explore the world around them.
III.HOURS OF OPERATION:
The program, operated in our Youth Services Building, is open from 6:30 A.M. To 6:00 P.M., Monday through Friday.
Thanksgiving (2 days)
New Years Day
Martin Luther King Day
V.WEEKLY FEES: (Sliding Fee Scale Based On Income)
1.Early Learning Center infants through Pre-K: Registration: $45 (one time,annual,non-refundable)
Tuition Infants $75 - $95
Tuition Toddlers $75 - $85
Pre-School $70 - $85
2.School Aged Child Care (Before and After School):
Registration: $45 (one time,annual, non-refundable)
Tuition: Before School Only $15 - $25
After School Only $35 - $65
Both $45 - $75
WE OFTEN HAVE PARTIAL SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE. PLEASE ASK.
3.Drop In rates (as space allows – child must be registered) No charge for members up to 2 hours per day if using facility. If child is in our before or after school program the drop in rate is $10 per half day and $15 per full day.
If the child attended our summer camp within the past 9 months, the rate is $15 per half day and $20 per full day. All others are at the rate of $5 per hour or $30 per day, which ever is less.
10% per child for multiple children
10% per child for Members of the West Broad Street YMCA
$15.00 per child for late payment
$15.00 for first 15 minutes and $1 per minute per child for failure to pick up by 6:00 P.M.
6.Returned Checks: the amount of check plus $50.00
7.P.E.A.C.H./Maximus is accepted in both programs. Maximus provides child care benefits and subsidies to support the efforts of parents moving from public assistance to employment. See your case manager at The Department of Family and Children Services.
•Fees are due on Monday unless other arrangements in writing have been made with the director.
•Late fees are assessed on Monday evening.
•Children are charged for the full week regardless of attendance. (No pro-ration of fees.)
•There is no reduction in fees for holidays or days when we are forced to close for weather or related reasons.
•Children are allowed up to 2 vacation weeks per year (September through August). The Director must be informed in writing of vacation weeks, otherwise full charges apply.
1.Immunization Record (Form 3231 – must use this approved form)
3.Registration Fee and first week fees
4.Extra Clothing (labeled)
5.Large towel, blanket, etc. (labeled)
We have an open door policy. Parents are welcome at any time. If you wish to eat lunch with us, please inform us that morning and we will accommodate you. The cost is $2.00.
VIII.MEALS AND SNACKS:
Early Learning Center children are provided breakfast, lunch, and dinner. School aged children are provided dinner.
After two (2) weeks of absence without explanation or notice, children are “dropped” from the roll and must be registered again. Fees will be charged for these two weeks.
We promise and require positive discipline in all of our children. Staff and teachers are required to attend the State approved continuing education courses on discipline on an annual basis. Children are disciplined only in accordance with State Guidelines as promulgated and executed by the Georgia Department of Human Resources. Occasionally, we have children that do not respond to those methods, and sometimes present a threat to themselves or other children. Parents are then contacted and conferred with. We use suspension and expulsion as methods of last resort.
Child care staff members are always available to discuss any grievances or complaints with parents. Should a parent not be satisfied with the response of staff, the Program Director, and the Chief Executive Officer shall then be available.
We are regulated by State Law and are subject to the Rules and Regulations of Bright From The Start of the Department of Human Resources. Thus, we are required to report any cases of suspected child abuse or neglect to the Child Protective Services Division of the Chatham County Department of Family and Children Services. Parents will be asked to confer with staff and have those suspicions stated before any contact is made with anyone else. We are also required to notify parents in the case of emergencies or natural disasters (hurricanes, storms, etc.) and in the case of illness. You will be asked to pick up your child.
XIII.ILLNESS AND EMERGENCIES:
We are required to remove any children with communicable diseases from the Child Care Center. Parents will be contacted and are required to pick their child up. Children with a temperature over 100 degrees, vomiting, or with diarrhea will be considered “sick” and parents will be contacted. Parents are required to sign and maintain an emergency medical authorization and waiver. Parents are also required to keep emergency contact information current.
XIX.ADDITIONAL REGISTRATION INFORMATION:
Registration fees must be paid at the time of enrollment. Tuition is due and payable on Monday, or the first day of the week that your child attends. If the fees are not paid by Monday, or the first day after the first day of attendance, parents are assessed a late fee of $15.00. If you pick up your child after 6:00 P.M., there is a $15.00 late charge for the first 15 minutes that you are late and $1 per minute per child thereafter. Late fees are assessed to encourage parents to pay and pick up on time. We will work with you to handle any special problems. All tuition must remain current. If your child attends one or more days of the week, the full tuition is due. If your child is absent the entire week, full tuition is due, unless special arrangements are made.