School Age Child Care: You, Me, & Our Community

Published: August 23, 2019, at 1:49 p.m. PT

Last updated: September 5, 2019, at 2:33 p.m. PT

Students engaged in lesson by teacher

Students discover what they love through our proprietary curriculum centered around STEM, career-connected learning, arts, literacy, education, and diversity and global learning. Discovering the world is fun and safe with the Y, the experts at helping kids grow and learn in spirit, mind, and body.

Check out our September theme, You, Me & Our Community. Kids find their place at the Y and in their community this month through hands-on activities including the ones featured below.

Child's hands using a colored pencil and graph paper to create art

STEM

Graph a Wall Hanging

In this collision of art and math, youth will create a three-dimensional wall hanging representation of a two-dimensional drawing using graph paper as their template for inspiration.

Teacher reading to students

Career-Connected Learning

My Dream Job

In this activity, youth will write creatively as they discover a path to their future dream job.

Fall Leaves with paint brush and paint

Arts

Collaborative Art Branch

Art doesn’t have to be a solo experience! In this fun activity, youth will work together to design, paint, and decorate a beautiful Collaborative Art Branch, straight out of nature!

Students writing

Literacy

Name Poem Acrostics

In this writing activity, youth will have the opportunity to explore acrostic poetry as they write and share about themselves and learn about their new friends at the Y!

Young hands adding blueberries to top of muffins

Education

Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins

Our young chefs will have a chance to prepare, bake, and eat Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins, which are healthy AND delicious! At the Y, education is fun and intertwined through all of our activities. Kids have so much fun, they don't know that they are learning!

Students looking at maps

Diversity & Global Learning

How Far Have We Come?

Youth will discover their roots as we explore all the places our families have come from over time, from all over the world!