Programs

Childcare

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BEFORE &
AFTERSCHOOL CARE

Before and Afterschool care is available for children in elementary school, with ages ranging from 5 – 12 years old. Some of our sites also offer before and after school care for middle school students, so please contact your nearest location for specific details.

Child Care Withdrawal Online Form  new_purple_forms_logo 
Child Care Change Online Form  new_purple_forms_logo 
Income Based Rates/Fee Assistance Form  new_purple_forms_logo 
Refund Request Form
Permission for Medication Administration Form
Tennessee Department of Human Services Licensing Summary

Contacts

For Billing or Payment Questions:  Childcare Services Billing Department (O)901.505.0959  (E) lfranklin@ymcamemphis.org

For General Questions and Information:  Angie Hinkson, Administrative Assistant  (O)901.505.0959 (E) ahinkson@ymcamemphis.org

About Us

Our Mission – To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
Our Vision – Healthy living, youth development and social responsibility.
Our Values – Building character through the promotion of caring, respect, honesty and responsibility.

Our Goals

  • To have fun!
  • To build character by stressing our four character values: caring, respect, honesty and responsibility.
  • To help children develop self-awareness, confidence and leadership skills
  • To help children work and play together; recognizing the differences that make each person special
  • To enable children to develop their own minds and unique perspectives through programming that encourages imagination, creativity and expression
  • Development of life skills such as self-control, cooperative attitudes, communication skills and conflict resolution
  • To strengthen families by providing peace of mind while their children are in our care.

Program Philosophy

Our childcare programs are designed to encourage youth to grow in spirit, mind and body. The foundation of our character development emphasis is based on the four core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Our goal with character development is to help the children we serve see, understand and develop a set of values that will influence them in making healthy and positive decisions in their lives. Our program provides experiences that enhance and enrich each child’s cognitive, social, emotional and physical and creative development. Within the daily schedule, each child has the opportunity to create, to explore their environment, to develop problem-solving and personal interaction skills, and to develop concepts through self-discovery and counselor assisted activities. Opportunities for solitary play, as well as group activities are provided.

Leadership Team

Pam Hipp
Executive Director, Childcare Services
phipp@ymcamemphis.org

Mandy Smith
Associate Childcare Director serving DeSoto County, MS
msmith@ymcamemphis.org

Kayte Houston
Childcare Director serving DeSoto County, MS
kayte.houston@ymcamemphis.org

Becky Kelly
Child Nutrition Director
bkelly@ymcamemphis.org

Caitlyn Hutchins
Regional Childcare Director serving Arlington and Millington, TN
caitlyn.hutchins@ymcamemphis.org

Traci Nichols
Regional Childcare Director serving DeSoto County, MS
tnichols@ymcamemphis.org

Leslie Gatlin
Childcare Director serving Bartlett, TN
lgatlin@ymcamemphis.org

Kaylie Roetker
Childcare Director serving Collierville, TN
kroetker@ymcamemphis.org

Amanda Johnson
Childcare Coordinator serving Marion and West Memphis, AR
amanda.johnson@ymcamemphis.org

Lori Franklin
Childcare Services Billing Supervisor
lfranklin@ymcamemphis.org

Angie Hinkson
Childcare Services Administrative Assistant
ahinkson@ymcamemphis.org

For any questions concerning Before & After School Care, Holiday Camps or Summer Day Camps, please call the Childcare Services office at 901.505.0959.

 

Mississippi Before School Holiday Camps

Need a few extra days to wrap up the back to school hustle? Take advantage of our all day care Back To School Camps!

July 31, 2017 Holiday Camp
August 1, 2017 Holiday Camp
August 2, 2017 Holiday Camp

 

School Sites

The YMCA of Memphis and the Mid-South provides before and after school care at locations throughout the tri-state area. Click the school name below to register for before or after school care.

Arkansas
Avondale Elementary
Marion Elementary
Marion Intermediate 

Mississippi

Center Hill Elementary
Chickasaw Elementary (after care only)
DeSoto Central Elementary (after care only)
DeSoto Central Primary
DeSoto Central Middle School* (after care only)
Greenbrook Elementary
Hernando Elementary (after care only)
Hernando Hills Elementary (after care only)
Hope Sullivan Elementary
Horn Lake Elementary (after care only)
Horn Lake Intermediate (after care only)
Lake Cormorant Elementary (after care only)
Lewisburg Elementary (after care only)
Lewisburg Primary (after care only)
Oak Grove Elementary (after care only)
Olive Branch Elementary (after care only)
Olive Branch Intermediate (after care only)
Olive Branch Middle School* (after care only)
Overpark Elementary
Pleasant Hill Elementary
Shadow Oaks Elementary (after care only)
Southaven Elementary
Southaven Intermediate
Walls Elementary

*Bus transportation picks up at these schools and brings them to the Olive Branch Family YMCA

Tennessee

Appling Middle (after care only)
Arlington Elementary
Bailey Station Elementary
Bartlett Elementary
Bon Lin Elementary
Bon Lin Middle
Collierville Elementary (before care only at the YMCA at Schilling Farms)
Crosswind Elementary
Donelson Elementary
E.A. Harrold Elementary
Ellendale Elementary
Elmore Park Middle
Millington Elementary
Oak Elementary
Sycamore Elementary
Tara Oaks Elementary
Trenton Elementary Preschool
Trenton Elementary School

SCHOOL’S OUT HOLIDAY CAMP

When school is out the Y is in! Holiday day camps are available during school holidays at several locations throughout the area.  Registration is available online.

Mississippi

July 31, 2017 Holiday Camp
August 1, 2017 Holiday Camp
August 2, 2017 Holiday Camp

Olive Branch – Olive Branch Elementary
Location:
 9549 E. Pigeon Roost Rd., Olive Branch, MS 38654
Hours: 6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Price: $115 per week or $25 per day
What To Bring: morning snack, sack lunch, swimsuit and towel

Southaven – Southaven Intermediate School
Location:
 175 Rasco Rd. W, Olive Branch, MS 38671
Hours: 6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Price: $115 per week or $25 per day
What To Bring: sack lunch

Tennessee

Arlington – Arlington Assembly of God Church
Location:
 11056 Highway 70, Arlington, TN 38002
Hours: 6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Price: $20 per day
What To Bring: 2 snacks and a lunch

Bartlett/Cordova – Faith Cumberland Presbyterian
Location:
 3427 Appling Rd., Bartlett, TN 38133
Hours: 6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Price: $115 per week or $25 per day
What To Bring: 2 snacks and a lunch

Collierville – YMCA at Schilling Farms
Location:
 1185 Schilling Blvd., Collierville, TN 38017
Hours: 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Price: $35 per day; includes admission to all daily field trip destinations
What To Bring: sack lunch, swimsuit and towel

Downtown Memphis – Fogelman YMCA
Location:  245 Madison Ave., Memphis, TN 38103
Hours:  7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Price:  $115 per week or $25 per day
What To Bring: snack, sack lunch, swimsuit and towel

Memphis – Cherokee Baptist Church
Location:
 5340 Quince Rd., Memphis, TN 38119
Hours: 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Price: $115 per week or $35 per day*
What To Bring:  snack, sack lunch, swimsuit, and towel

*Discounted rates are available for qualifying families who are not already enrolled in before or after school care.

Millington – Millington YMCA
Location:
 7725 E. Navy Cir., Millington, TN 38053
Hours: 6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Price: $20 per day
What To Bring: sack lunch, swimsuit, and towel

Trenton – Northwest Gibson County YMCA
Location:
 110 YMCA Dr., Trenton, TN 38382
Hours: 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Price: $85 per week or $20 per day
What To Bring: snack, sack lunch, swimsuit and towel

WANT TO WORK IN CHILDCARE?

Positions Available

If you are interested in joining our Childcare Team at the Y, let us know! Visit the Career Center to see Current Job Openings

FAQ

How do I register?

All of our registration is available online and can be completed on a computer, laptop or mobile device. Kiosks are available at YMCA branches if you need access to a device to complete registration.

If you have trouble registering, please contact the Childcare Services office at 901.505.0959 for more information.

How do I retrieve my login information?

If you have participated in YMCA programs before and have never received your login information or forgot it, click Forget Your Password and complete the prompts to reset your password. If your email is not recognized or you cannot remember the one associated with your account, please contact the Childcare Services office at 901.509.0959 to update your information.

If you have never participated in a YMCA program before, create an account on the Sign Up link.

My family doesn’t need care every week. Can I register for only the weeks I need care?

In order to maintain consistency within the program, Y Care is not able to accommodate rotating schedules. All program participants must be continuously enrolled in the program. Fees are based on enrollment rather than attendance and fees are not prorated if your child is unable to attend. Some exceptions apply in the case of illness or family emergency. Please contact the Childcare Services office at 901.509.0959 for more information.

What if we want to change our schedule once we are enrolled?

Any changes in enrollment, such as a change in location or program (before school, after school or before and after school care) are based on current availability. Please complete the Childcare Change Form or contact the Childcare Services office at 901.505.0959.

If I remove my child from Y care during the school year, is it possible to re-enroll again during the same school year?

Yes, if spots are available. Re-enrollment into Y Care is based on availability. There is no registration fee required to re-enroll during the same school year. To remove your child from Y Care, submit the Childcare Withdrawal Form at least one week prior to the withdrawal date to stop the bank draft.

How much does Y Care cost?

Fees vary by location and include weekly tuition and a one-time registration fee. The registration fee is waived for families who have a household membership with the YMCA. Income based discounted rates are available at all of our locations. Some of our locations accept DHS Childcare certificates. Please contact the Childcare Services office at 901.505.0959 for more information.

What payment is due at registration?

The registration fee and a $25 deposit for the first week of care. The registration fee is waived for families who have a household membership with the YMCA.

How do I pay?

All payments are due weekly and are required to be automatically drafted from a debit or credit card. Payments are drafted each Friday.

When are payments due?

The registration fee and a $25 deposit are due at the time of registration. Full payment for the first week of care is due before the week begins. Subsequent payments are drafted each Friday for the following week of service.

What if my payment is denied by my bank or credit card company?

A $20 late payment fee will be charged if the payment is not made by midnight on Friday. A $30 returned item fee will be charged for any payments returned or denied by the bank or credit card company. Late or returned payments may result in a lapse in childcare services.

I need assistance for with my Y Care payments. Is financial assistance available?

Yes. Income based discounted rates are available at all of our locations. Some of our locations accept DHS Childcare certificates. Please contact the Billing Department via email or phone, or fill out the Income Based Rates/Fee Assistance Form to apply.

I already receive financial assistance for summer camp. Do I need to reapply for Y Care?

Yes. Please contact the Billing Department via email, phone or fill out the Income Based Rates/Fee Assistance Form and your paperwork from summer camp will be used to determine your afterschool rate.

Once I am registered, what else is required to begin the program?

Please notify your child’s teacher if they will be attending an after school program, so your child can be dismissed from the classroom properly. Only parents or guardians can inform the school of dismissal changes.

Is care available on days when school is not in session?

We offer School Holiday Camps at select locations in various districts when school is not in session. School Holiday camps are typically available during professional development days, fall, winter or spring breaks and other days out.

Are fees prorated for days my child does not attend Y Care, such as holidays or days my child misses Y Care because of illness, other commitments, or inclement weather?

No. The weekly fee is the same every week. Fees are based on enrollment rather than attendance and fees are not prorated if your child is unable to attend. Some exceptions apply in the case of illness or family emergency if a child is unable to attend a full week of care. Occasionally a week will be prorated if the school calendar schedules 2 or fewer days of school. Fees will not be prorated due to inclement weather.

What should my child bring to Y Care?

Nothing special is required. Your child can come straight to Y Care from their classroom with their backpack, homework and anything else they need to take home that evening. Please leave all personal items such as toys and electronics at home unless your site director communicates otherwise.

Do you help with homework?

Yes. Students have time to begin homework and receive assistance from Y Care staff, however staff cannot provide one to one assistance or tutoring.

What snacks are provided?

Each day during after school care, students receive a healthy snack that follows the Healthy Eating and Physical Activity guidelines established by the USDA.

Is Y Care licensed?

All of our before and after school Y Care sites are licensed child care centers under the supervision of the Department of Human Services in Arkansas, Tennessee and Mississippi.

What are the staff to student ratios for Y Care?

We follow state laws that requires a 1 to 20 staff to student ratio.  In many cases, our staff to student ratio is as low as 1 to 15.

How do you ensure the health and safety of children in Y Care?

The safety of the children in our program is our first priority. All childcare staff receives multiple training opportunities and are First Aid, CPR and AED certified.

No child, regardless of circumstances, is allowed to leave the care of the YMCA staff with an unauthorized person. Children are released only to the people listed on the registration forms. Adults authorized to pick up a child must be at least 18 years old and will be required to show a valid photo ID.  Additions of persons must be made in person with the school site director.

In the event a child is not picked up by the time the program closes, the child will remain supervised at all times. A late pick-up fee is charged to the account. Staff members will make numerous attempts to contact the parent and/or emergency contact.

For General Questions and Information contact Angie Hinkson, Administrative Assistant  (O)901.505.0959 (E) ahinkson@ymcamemphis.org