Childcare

School-Age

Childcare for Erie’s Returning Workforce, Remote Learning

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Now Hiring for Remote Learning @ the Y!

As schools offer virtual and remote learning options for the start of the school year, we’re working with local districts to support families. 

The Y will provide full-day access for school-age children to their remote learning lessons. We’ll have Wi-Fi and reconfigured our spaces so that students can log into their virtual classrooms and complete their schoolwork in a suitable environment.

A healthy breakfast, lunch and snack is included in your daily rate as well as transportation to and from school.

Enrollment is open at all locations.You may use the below chart to find your child’s school and which main Y site they would attend.  Other sites will remain school and community based. 

Downtown :

  • Edison
  • Harding
  • Lincoln
  • McKinley
  • Pfeiffer-Burleigh
  • East
  • Strong Vincent
  • Woodrow Wilson
  • Montessori (possible)

Eastside

  • Clark
  • Rolling Ridge
  • Klein
  • Diehl
  • Joanna Connell
  • Iroquois

Glenwood

  • Belle Valley
  • Chestnut Hill
  • Grandview
  • Grover Cleveland
  • Jefferson
  • Perry
  • JS Wilson
  • RBW
  • Roosevelt

 

UPDATED 9/9/2020

Childcare enrollment is open in compliance with local, state and CDC department health guidelines and Governor Tom Wolf’s Plan for Pennsylvania.

For enrollment information (daycare/childcare, traditional PreK/Preschool, Pre-K Counts, School-Age) click on your desired location for contact information.

Then complete the online enrollment application.

For enrollment (Pre-K Counts only), complete this online enrollment application.  Please read  this Pre-K Counts Attendance Policy and Remote Learning Agreement

Download this Parent Handbook for important information on what to expect, our policies and instructional philosophy. Download COVID-19 Health & Safety Precautions


Please print and complete the following editable forms for Enrollment at the discretion of the director:

The Y is a site-based mentoring location for Big Brothers and Big Sisters.  If your child is enrolled in our School-Age Enrichment program, at your request, he or she can be matched with a pre-qualified Big Brother or Big Sister.  Ask your Program Director for more information.

We know that teens don’t have many options outside of school-based activities.  That’s why the Downtown Y, 31 West 10th Street, opened a Teen Center in the NEW Community Learning Center.

It’s a place just for teens (12 -18) to participate in activities that interest them.  Teens have the freedom to pick and choose from a number of structured activities or elect for “chill-off” time.  

Find out more »

The Y’s wide menu of summer play and learning activities through camp give kids a chance to have fun while building a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

Find out more »

Your child’s safety and security is our top priority and is achieved through established and practiced procedures. We take every precaution to insure safety for your child, including:

  • Secure entry
  • Frequent site inspections
  • Maintenance of buildings, playgrounds and equipment

Click here for COVID-19 health and safety protocols.

Healthy meals and snacks are the cornerstone of your child’s learning throughout the day. Smart food choices are taught and modeled by our staff such as drinking water and the importance of all four food groups.

Physical activity is an important part of every day at the Y. Large motor skills are developed through daily active play. Your child’s physical skills are individually strengthened through the use of the Y’s extensive facilities—including playgrounds, gyms, pools and more.

With loads of activity and learning, kids need time to recharge. Rest time is scheduled daily in calming environments with caring supervision.

Contact US

Please feel free to call or email us at your preferred location, or chat with us for more information.

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Infants/Toddlers

Children 6 wks.-2 years bond with their caregivers and thrive in high quality educational environment.

Traditional Preschool

Children 3-5 years become Kindergarten ready through child-centered activities.

Pre-K Counts

High-quality preschool program offered to qualifying families at no cost.

School-Age

As schools offer remote learning options for the start of the school year, the Y will provide full-day, access to their remote learning lessons.

Locations

Convenient locations throughout Erie County

Keystone STARS

A recognized accreditation program ensures high quality standards and educated teachers.