Frequently Asked Questions
Can my child attend even if they do not attend public school?
The program is open to the community and extends to those who may
attend private or parochial school or with parents who work in the area.
I left a voicemail and/or email regarding this program, when will I hear back from a Y staff member?
commitment to families is a return response within 24 hours. We
appreciate your patience as our staff are engaged in summer camp care
during the day and returning all calls that evening, if not the
following day in alignment with our 24 hour response time.
Do I have to be considered “essential” to enroll my child in the Student Success Program?
Student Success Program is is open to everyone and is dedicated to
working families and/or families who need care during the day now that
the majority of school districts have adopted virtual or hybrid learning
Why am I being asked if I would like to become a YMCA of Bucks County member?
has its privileges, including member pricing on programs such as
Student Success. Plus, youth members receive not only member pricing on
programs such as swim lessons, outdoor leagues, etc. (launching this
fall) but also access to open swim and gym (reservations for swim
required). Click here to learn more about membership.
Can I apply ELRC or Financial Assistance?
can be applied to our ELRC approved sites of Fairless Hills Branch and
Quakertown Branch. Yes, Financial Assistance can be applied. For more
information regarding Financial Assistance, please click here.
Does my child have to wear a mask while enrolled in the Student Success Program?
all students and staff are required to wear masks while inside our
buildings. While outside, masks are required when social distancing is
not possible. Masks are not required on our pool decks and while
What are the locations for the Student Success Program?
Please visit our Student Success Page on our website for more information; details are specific to each school district.
big are the student groups? Is it like Before and After School Age
Child Care where all students were in one large room such as the
cafeteria and/or gymnasium?
will be broken into “family groups” of 10-12, pending space size. These
“family groups” will remain together in their virtual learning and
activities. The objective is to decrease commingling as much as
possible. It also promotes engagement and better bonding between
students by remaining in the same “family group” throughout the time of
What are your ratios?
Each “family group” of 10-12 students will have one School Age Child Care Lead and Assistant
Will the Student Success Program schedule mirror the school district days off or will it run continuously?
Student Success calendar of days off will be provided to all registered
families prior to the start of the program. Please plan on our
mirroring “typical” scheduled days off as per your school district. Our
monthly draft fee structure includes all days off.
Do you have a sample schedule for what you expect a typical day to look like?
The day will include virtual learning, physical activity, arts and crafts, and STEAM activities.
How will the children eat lunch? Will they mix with other groups?
will continue to operate under our successful camp safety protocols
including students eating together in their “family group” of 10-12
you have different ages and attention spans, how are younger students
being encouraged to keep on masks? How are mask breaks handled?
continue to encourage mask wearing through role modeling by staff, fun
games and student affirmations. We also encourage parents to coach their
children on the importance of mask wearing while at the Y.
Will the program try to utilize outside spaces?
Yes, we will utilize playgrounds and fields as much as we can.
virtual learning, are students from the same grades going to be grouped
together? What is the expectation of independent learning? Or will a
staff member serve as the learning coach to help the students?
will do all we can to sort children into “family groups” by teacher,
followed by grade. Staff will be there to ensure the children are paying
attention, wifi is working, asking if the children need support, etc.
How will support staff communicate if a child is having difficulties with a certain subject or with leaning in general?
is the role of the school district teacher to communicate student
progress with the parent. It is the role of the Y to communicate
student’s behavior and/or engagement level; we will continue our
practices of communication with parents on an ongoing basis, this can
occur live at pickup, phone, or via email from staff; similar to our
standard of communication in child care.