GREATER WICHITA YMCA 

NOTICE - FACE MASKS REQUIRED INSIDE OUR Ys

Face masks (covering nose and mouth) are required while inside our 10 branches and 3 YMCA Farha Sport Centers with few exceptions. Read our full policy for details. Thank you for your cooperation. 

SCHOOL DAY OUT AND BREAK CLUB

The Greater Wichita YMCA's School Day Out and Break Club programs are staffed by the Y and held at select area Elementary Schools and/or our area branch locations. The programs provide full-day programs for kids, Kindergarten through Fifth Grade, to enjoy during scheduled school closures - one-day or week-long.

School Day Out and Break Clubs programs (together referred to as Fun Clubs) offers affordable, KDHE-licensed, high quality, child care in a safe, comfortable setting that combines social and physical activities and educational content that keeps kids active and engaged when school is closed. Host sites allow for easy drop-off/pick-up but do not require Y membership or registration in specific school districts. ALL kids (based on age) are welcome at any program site during any program date. All Fun Club programs provide a nutritious breakfast to morning participants and a healthy snack for afternoon participants - all participants must bring their own sack lunch daily.

The information below is intended to provide an outline of program sites, content, and costs, required paperwork required for enrollment, useful information about our other licensed child care programs, and ways to contact our staff for additional support.

2020-2021 SCHOOL DAY OUT AND BREAK CLUB HOST SITES

We will offer SCHOOL DAY OUT programs at Elementary Schools and our Branches. BREAK CLUB programs are exclusively held at our branches:

SCHOOL DAY OUT SCHOOL SITES SCHOOL DAY OUT and BREAK CLUB Y BRANCH SITES

Explorer Elementary School (Goddard, KS)

Maize Elementary School (Maize, KS)

Wheatland Elementary School (Valley Center, KS)

 

Dr. Jim Farha ANDOVER YMCA (Andover, KS)

Dennis Schoenebeck NORTH YMCA (Wichita, KS)

Ken Shannon NORTHWEST YMCA (Wichita, KS)

Richard A. DeVore SOUTH YMCA (Wichita, KS)

(All Students - Regardless of School District - Can Participate at any School Day Out and/or Break Club Site)

SCHOOL DAY OUT and BREAK CLUB ENROLLMENT PROCESS

General, open KEY Academy, School Day Out, and Break Club enrollment will open SOON and continue throughout the school year - as spaces are available.

TO REGISTER/ENROLL

SCHOOL DAY OUT and BREAK CLUB registration is a mixture of a program-specific and KEY Academy paperwork - as outlined below.

  1. For either/both program(s) review the KEY Academy Program Overview, Policies, and Parent Information (below), at any Greater Wichita YMCA branch site, or contact our Leadership Team for materials by mail.
  2. Complete the MANDATORY KDHE forms online (website account required) - and all required registration paperwork and sign our parental policy form.
  3. Registration for School Day(s) Out and Break Club is NOT available at any KEY Academy program site.
  4. Bring your materials IN PERSON to any branch location - where you will complete registration, confirm location and session(s) and pay program fees in full.

ENROLLMENT NOTES

  • ALL KDHE paperwork, KEY Academy (used for School Day(s) out and Break Club) enrollment forms and support documents, and signed parental policy form are required for enrollment consideration.
  • Forms are not accepted by mail and those left at program sites can NOT be processed.
  • Space for your child cannot be secured with our full payment and complete registration form.
  • Children with special needs will be accepted only if enrollment is in the best interest of the child.
  • Costs are based on program/stated rates (see forms). FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE and third-party payment available (see policies document).
  • Once registered, ALL fees are due as outlined and are non-refundable - regardless of attendance. See paperwork for details.

SCHOOL DAY OUT AND BREAK CLUB ENROLLMENT PAPERWORK AND SUPPORT

As outlined above, enrollment in/registration for SCHOOL DAY(S) OUT and BREAK CLUB is based on a combination of

  • School Day Out and/or Break Club REGISTRATION FORMS (above)
  • KEY Academy ENROLLMENT PAPERWORK
  • KDHE Online Forms/Student Information

Participation in KEY Academy is NOT required for School Day(s) Out and/or Break Club(s) participation but KEY Academy participants do not need to complete the enrollment forms a second time (registration required for each School Day Out and/or Break Club). Use the tiles below to download/review Registration Forms (that include dates and locations for each district) by school district (enrollment in schools is not required to participate):

ADDITIONAL SCHOOL DAY OUT AND BREAK CLUB INFORMATION

WHY CHOOSE SCHOOL DAY OUT AND/OR BREAK CLUB FOR YOUR CHILD?

School Day Out and Break Club programs are intended to allow parents and guardians options when schools are closed. By providing full day child care for kids - ages 5-12 - these programs provide a safe, comfortable environment for kids and confidence, for parents and guardians, that they can keep their normal weekday schedules or handle seasonal demands without worrying about how their kids will fill their days. 

WHAT WILL YOUR CHILD GAIN THROUGH SCHOOL DAY OUT AND/OR BREAK CLUB PARTICIPATION?

Our goal for all children in our School Day Out and Break Club programs is to provide them with a full day of fun. We provide structured care in a safe, comfortable environment and combine physical, social, and educational activities but we also offer more freedom to choose how to engage. Kids can enjoy social time with current and new friends and explore various topics and discussions. We will also provide them with a healthy breakfast and afternoon snack. 

WHAT ACTIVITIES ARE AVAILABLE DURING SCHOOL DAY(S) OUT?

School Days Out offer a full day of activities and fun for all participants. In-school programs will rely on our existing program sites for activities. Programs in our Y branches will incorporate program studios and pools for additional options. All programs feature seasonal content including arts and crafts and feature educational, social, and physical components including a healthy breakfast and nutritious snack each day. Children must bring their own sack lunch daily. See program forms for additional information and restrictions. 

WHAT ACTIVITIES ARE AVAILABLE DURING BREAK CLUB(S)?

Break Clubs offer a full day of activities and fun for all participants that leverage our Y branches - including program studios and pools - for additional options. All programs feature seasonal content including arts and crafts and feature educational, social, and physical components including a healthy breakfast and nutritious snack each day. Children must bring their own sack lunch daily. See program forms for additional information and restrictions. 

HOW WILL COVID-19 IMPACT SCHOOL DAY OUT AND BREAK CLUB PROGRAMS?

Our School Day Out and Break Club programs will be adjusted for actual school calendars. We will not offer any programs until we know we can safely, successfully execute the program. We are following state-, regional-, and local mandates, guidance, and decisions and will modify procedures and policies, as needed, within the programs to ensure safe execution.

We strongly suggest all interested parents/guardians complete ONLINE KDHE-PAPERWORK now to start enrollment and let us know you are interested. We will update our website content and email directly with enrolled families as additional details become available. 

DOES MY CHILD HAVE TO PARTICIPATE IN KEY ACADEMY TO PARTICIPATE IN SCHOOL DAY(S) OUT AND/OR FUN CLUB? 

No. While priority at some schools is given to KEY Academy participants who want to enroll in School Day(s) Out - participation is not required. Break Clubs are entirely distinct from KEY Academy with the exception of paperwork. 

DOES MY CHILD HAVE TO ATTEND A SPECIFIC SCHOOL TO PARTICIPATE IN SCHOOL DAY(S) OUT AND/OR BREAK CLUB(S)?

No. Our School Day Out and Break Club programs are open to ALL students - based on age/grade level - including home-schooled students. While priority for School Day Out programs in schools is given to students who attend that school and/or participate in KEY Academy but that is not required. All School Day Out and Break Club programs at our Y branch locations are open to every student with no restrictions based on district. All programs are subject to availability and require all appropriate paperwork and payment, etc. (see paperwork for details)

 

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Don't join a "gym" - join the Greater Wichita YMCA community for:

  • Full access to TEN area branch locations
  • 850+ "free" Group Exercise classes weekly
  • Priority access to sports and child care
  • Discounts on all programs and activities
  • Notifications for health and wellness programs
  • Access to 2,000+ YMCA locations nationally

FIVE membership types available - all for less than $2/day with income-based pricing for those who qualify.

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