YMCA Licensed School Age Child Care Curriculum

YMCA School Age Child Care features nationally validated and recognized curriculum that enhances the out of school time experiences for kids in Y Child Care. Reading, math, and science activities ensure that your child's mind is engaged and help create a lifelong love of learning and exploration. CATCH will build upon the Y’s commitment to creating programs that support physical activities and healthy eating.

AfterSchool KidzLit®

  • Reading enrichment program designed specifically for use in out-of-school settings
  • Increases young people’s motivation to read and build literacy
  • Develops helpfulness, fairness, personal responsibility and respect
  • Five part process that includes books read aloud or independently and making connections to their own lives
  • Express ideas through discussion, drama, art, movement, and writing
  • Aligned with the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Standards

AfterSchool KidzMath


  • Math enrichment program designed specifically for out-of-school settings
  • Uses cooperative games and storybook-based activities to promote mathematical understanding and social development
  • Develops math skills, gain confidence in math abilities, increase enjoyment of mathematics and ability to work with others
  • Aligned with National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Standards

Science Explorer

  • Collection of experiments that blend academic content with curiosity-building activities
  • Uses ordinary materials to look at how things work and change
  • Develop a variety of skills from measuring and classifying to predicting, experimenting, and forming hypotheses
  • Created by the Exploratorium, San Francisco’s nationally recognized leader in inquiry-based, hands-on education

CATCH Kids Club

  • CATCH stands for Coordinated Approach To Child Health
  • Evidence-based, coordinated school health program to promote physical activity, healthy food choices
  • Includes stories, games, songs, handouts, nutritional facts, nutritional snack recipes
  • Strongly aligns with the National Afterschool Association (NAA) Program Standards