Quality Before And After School Care in Your Child’s Own School
Based on a program developed by the YMCA, the nation’s largest provider of child care, the School’s Out Program is flexible and affordable. Choose from before- and/or after-care. YMCA of the Pines School’s Out Program provides a safe and fun environment led by active, adult role models who promote positive youth development. Serving children and youth from kindergarten through sixth grade in the child’s own school, the programs provide families with quality, consistent care before and after school hours.
Registration and payment for School’s Out is available online. Click on the “Register Now” button. If you have registered online for a YMCA of the Pines’ program at any time in the past, please sign in to your existing account. If your computer access is limited, you may still register using paper. A new registration must be filed for each child attending the School’s Out program, each year, before they can attend the program.
In order for your child to attend School’s Out the first week of school, registration must be completed by Friday, August 26, 2022.
For those registering after the school year starts, please call the office for registration instructions as the monthly registration portal may already be closed. Mid-year registration and payment must be completed by the Wednesday before your desired start date.
While online registration is highly preferred, you may print a registration packet from our forms section. Printed registration packets may be returned by mail, or email to email@example.com (Appropriate payments should accompany the registration, or call to charge payment to a credit card.) You can mail or drop off payments and registrations at our Welcome Center (Main Administrative Office); YMCA of the Pines, 1303 Stokes Road, Medford, NJ 08055 If dropping off after hours, please use the mail slot on the door.
The School’s Out experience is based on a set of seven objectives that characterize all YMCA school age programs:
- Promote positive youth development
- Develop strong relationships
- Build strong partnerships with young people, families, schools and communities
- Create a fun and safe environment
- Support working families
- Foster opportunities for learning
- Have fun
We hold the programs in the following local schools:
- Cranberry Pines
- Kirby’s Mill
- Taunton Forge
Medford Lakes School District (only a PM program is available)
- Neeta (Students are bused to and from Nokomis)
- Indian Mills Elementary School
- Indian Mills Middle School (Students are bused to Indian Mills Elementary)
- Tabernacle Elementary School
- Olson Middle School (Students are escorted to and from Tabernacle Elementary School)
Contact Becca Gutwirth, School’s Out Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or 609-654-8225 x 1520 with any questions.
School's Out Staff
Our Staff Members Are Professional Role Models!
Our School’s Out staff members are a diverse group of mature and caring individuals who truly love working with children. Before we send any staff member into our School’s Out before- and after-school child care program, they are rigorously interviewed, background-checked, fingerprinted and participate in a thorough orientation which addresses safety, youth development, counseling techniques, bullying resolution and required State of New Jersey policies.
These professional staff members provide children with a positive environment, as well as fun, safe and age-appropriate activities that aim to foster healthy development, new relationships, self-confidence and new skills. Inclusion, sportsmanship and learning to treat others with the six core values (Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility, Courage, Inclusion) are key values that we model for our students.