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.
Fall registration opens in June. To receive registration notifications for the 2023-2024 school year, please complete this quick Google Form. Early registration discounts are available in June. Schedules need to be submitted by August 20 to start in September. A $25 late fee will be assessed for schedules/payments submitted between 12AM on August 21st and 9AM on August 25th. In order for your child to attend School’s Out the first week of school, they must be registered prior to 9AM on Friday, August 25th.
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 Tuesday 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 Becki Kidder, School’s Out Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or 609-654-8225 x 1507 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.