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The YMCA offers programs to help your child succeed in the classroom. Whether you're a new parent looking to learn how to best prepare your young one for school, or looking for a fun, enriching place for your older child to spend time after school until you get off work, the YMCA of Austin has programs aimed at helping giving them the best chance at a bright future. Browse the programs below to see how we can positively affect your child today!
The YMCA of Austin is offering an Afterschool Meal Program to help children stay healthy and succeed in school. Through a national partnership between YMCA of the USA and the Walmart Foundation, the program combines learning enrichment activities with physical activity to keep minds and bodies active, while also serving a healthy meal to kids who may otherwise be at risk of hunger when the school day ends.
The YMCA of Austin offers afterschool care for children in grades K - 5 at 27 licensed sites in four Austin area school districts. The Afterschool Care Program provides on-site care for your child, beginning when school is dismissed and continuing until 6:30 p.m.
The YMCA’s Early Learning Readiness Program provides a stimulating environment for children 2–4yrs to play and learn while developing the physical, verbal, and social skills they’ll need to start school ready to succeed. Thanks to grant funding, the program focuses on increasing the school readiness of young children in low-income families.
YMCA Learning Centers are unique partnerships between the YMCA of Austin and the developers of Austin area moderate housing apartment complexes.