Drop in virtually for an afternoon of engaging exploration and playful recess fun!
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 recess games and fun projects. It brings what the Y knows best about after-school child care and active play 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 60 minutes long (from 4:00-5:00 pm) and is offered Monday to Friday.
Weekly themes help encourage curiosity and exploration.
With the cold weather mostly behind us, join us for a weak of seasonal celebrations. Flowers are growing, birds are chirping, and we're celebrating it all!
When it comes to storytelling, things aren't always as they seem! Join us as we dive into fantastic worlds, explore what's hidden there, and try to uncover as many secrets as possible!
Argh! Join the crew as we set sail for distant shores through storybooks and games in search of treasure, laughter, and whatever else the open sea has in store for us!
This week we're recognizing the long and storied history of picture books! Join us while we read books from as far back as the 1950s and work our way back to the present day!
From Dr. Seuss to Mo Willems, and so so many more, this week is all about honoring the authors and wordsmiths who brought us all of our favorite stories!
It's time to appreciate the great outdoors (from the comfort of your home)! You won't need your boots and jacket this time, but we will learn all about animals, nature, and our planet!
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!
This week is all about biographies! Join us as we learn about scientists, entertainers, artists, and all others who helped make our planet what it is today.
May 31-June 4
It's time to celebrate our loved ones with a week that's dedicated to stories about our friends and family! Each day we'll explore the relationship between our guardians, our siblings and our friends through iconic children's books.
Let's get active! This week we'll read a story about a new sport or game each day, and focus our enrichment on games and activities that get the body moving!
"The hosts were simply incredible with the kids."
"My daughter just attended the session today and was so excited she begged me to do it everyday."
"I haven't seen my kids this engaged and happy in ages!"
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.
$5 per day for Facility Members
$8 per day for Community Members
We also offer Play Zone for a monthly fee of $70 for Facility Members or $100 for Community Members. To inquire about the monthly option, please contact us.
Play Zone is offered daily at 4:00 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:
4:00 - 4:10 pm | Welcome and warm-up activity
4:10 - 4:30 pm | Movement and recess games
4:30 - 4:50 pm | Theme-based literacy read aloud and activity
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!