Before & After-School Enrichment Essentials Checklist

Last updated: November 14, 2022, at 4:42 p.m. PT

Originally published: November 8, 2022, at 8:21 a.m. PT

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We know planning for school days can be challenging so we have provided a handy list of essential items to bring (and what not to bring) plus a few other helpful hints to make it easier!

  • Label all possessions with permanent marker, preferably on the tag at the neck or waist.
  • Dress appropriate for the weather of the day with closed-toe shoes.
  • Backpacks, books, and other personal belongings are the responsibility of the child

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Weather Appropriate Clothing

At the Y, we go outdoors to play in rainy, cold, and hot weather. Please ensure your child brings clothing appropriate for the day's weather. Wearing layers is a great way to prepare your kids for Y programs each day.


Personal Belongings

Personal Belongings

Please ensure that all possessions are labeled, preferably on the tag at the neck or waist with permanent marker. Children are responsible for their own belongings including backpacks, books, clothing, and other personal items.

We discourage children from bringing their own electronic devices, phones, other special toys, game cards, money, or sports equipment (unless specified for the program). If these items are brought, the Y staff may collect them and will return them when the child is picked up at the end of the day. 

Personal Belongings

Lost and Found

Children are responsible for personal belongings. When items are missing, check the lost and found area. Items are returned to their owners as soon as possible. The Y does not take responsibility or replace lost or damaged items. Unclaimed items are held for two weeks then discarded or donated to charity.