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YMCA to offer before and after school child care services to families in Palisades School District


camp circleYMCA of Bucks County is proud to announce they will partner with Palisades School District to provide school-age child care beginning fall, 2019.

YMCA of Bucks County School Age Child Care Program at Palisades School District will serve families with students in kindergarten through fifth grade at all Palisades’ elementary schools including Durham Nockamixon, Springfield, and Tinicum Elementary Schools.

With a focus on safety, health, social growth and academic enhancement, the Y will provide care from 7:15AM to the start of school and from dismissal to 6:00PM, with options for families who prefer to pick up their child by 5:00PM. The Y will also provide “School’s Out Care,” an optional program that provides care on days off from school, including holiday breaks and faculty in-service days. 

The school-age child care program will offer learning centers and homework help, physical activities, group projects, games, breakfast and afternoon snack. All participants in the program also receive a free youth membership to the Quakertown branch of the Y, welcoming students to participate in year-round sports, fitness, swimming and arts programs.

“Palisades is thrilled to work with the YMCA to offer this service for our families. Supporting our families by extending the option to use quality services they may need at a reasonable price is very helpful to everyone! We are grateful for this partnership with the YMCA,” said Donna Holmes, director of community relations and development at Palisades School District.

"A primary pillar of our mission is ‘youth development’ so we are pleased to provide this needed service,” said Trish Feinthel, chief operations officer of YMCA of Bucks County.  “We are looking forward to partnering with Palisades Schools to serve youth and families in the Upper Bucks region.”

YMCA of Bucks County currently operates six Youth Education Centers across Bucks County with locations in Fairless Hills, Morrisville, New Britain, Newtown, Quakertown, and New Hope. The Y also provides before and after school care to families in the Bristol, Pennsbury, Morrisville, Neshaminy, and Quakertown school districts. New for the 2019-2020 school year, the Y will provide school-age care services in New Hope-Solebury School District in addition to Palisades School District.

Registration is now open. Contact Carlie Bearn, director of youth education at 215.536.9622, x112, cbearn@ymcabucks.org.  Or, visit the webpage for information ymcabucks.org/sacc-palisades

YMCA of Bucks County is a charitable, nonprofit organization committed to strengthening communities through membership and programs that foster youth development, healthy living and social responsibility for all. Annually, the Y serves nearly 60,600 members and participants at its five member branches, six youth education centers, and ten camp locations across Bucks County. YMCA of Bucks County provides over $5 million of community impact annually in the form of financial assistance to individuals and families in need and free programming for veterans, cancer survivors, older adults and more. To learn more visit ymcabucks.org.