Drop in virtually for an afternoon of engaging exploration and playful fun! Program starts October 26.
Play Zone connects kids virtually after school with a drop-in, play-based program geared towards students in kindergarten to 3rd grade that promises to engage with silly games and fun projects. It brings what the Y knows best about after-school child care into the home virtually to help parents bridge the gap between the end of the school day and dinner time.
Choose when you drop in — whether it's once a week or every day! The program is 90 minutes long (from 3:30-5:00 pm) and is offered Monday to Friday. Program starts October 26.
Weekly themes help encourage curiosity and exploration.
October 26 - October 30
Celebrate the colors of the fall season, pumpkin picking, apple cider, and more. If autumn isn't your favorite season already, it will be by the end of this week!
November 2 - 6
From Dr. Seuss to Mo Willems, and so many more, this week is all about honoring the authors and wordsmiths who brought us our favorite stories!
November 9 - 13
It's time to appreciate the great outdoors! You won't need your boots and jacket, but we will learn all about animals, nature, and our planet!
November 16 - 20
Do you already know what you want to be when you grow up? Join us while we explore careers, life goals, and even try to predict the future!
November 23 - 27
Friends, family, and even strangers — everyone deserves kindness, respect, and patience. This week, we'll celebrate everyone in our lives and show them how much they mean to us.
November 30 - December 4
This week is all about biographies! Join us as we learn about scientists, entertainers, artists, and everyone else who helped make our planet what it is today.
December 7 - 11
Writing a picture book is all about teamwork, and sometimes the best part of a story is the pictures! It's time to celebrate the illustrators of our favorite books and make some artwork inspired by those classic stories!
December 14 - 18
What's better about winter than getting comfy with a good book? Join us in celebrating the chilly season with a week of stories dedicated to hot cocoa, cozy fireplaces, and snowball fights!
The Y is committed to ensuring all families have access to quality and enriching youth programs. We provide financial assistance and a sliding fee schedule. Please fill out this quick form to learn more about scholarships or financial assistance available for the Y's Play Zone.
$13 per day for Facility Members | $15 per day for Community Members
Play Zone is offered daily at 3:30 pm, Monday to Friday. The program is hosted on Zoom with dynamic youth development staff leading fun every day. Students must be registered one day prior, by 3:00 pm, to participate. Zoom meeting information, including links for logging on, will be emailed the morning of each program.
A typical day follows this schedule:
3:30 - 3:40 pm | Welcome and warm-up activity
3:40 - 3:50 pm | Review daily schedule and reflect on the school day
3:50 - 3:55 pm | Sing along
3:55 - 4:10 pm | Theme-based literacy read aloud
4:10 - 4:20 pm | Stretch break and physical activity
4:20 - 4:40 pm | Theme-based guided project
4:40 - 4:50 pm | Group game
4:50 - 5:00 pm | Review, reflect, and look forward to tomorrow's program
Bring the Y's education and enrichment activities into your home. Add variety and creativity into days without school, child care, or work through our virtual family room.
Find on-demand workouts, resources to keep your brain and body healthy, and other activities for the whole family.
We are so excited to welcome you back to the Y. Learn more about our current hours, reservation information, and safety protocols. See you soon!