Kids
Grow Strong
at the Y

Find fun programs and resources for kids of all ages.

YMCA Licensed School Age Child Care Curriculum

YMCA School Age Child Care features nationally validated and recognized curriculum that enhances the out of school time experiences for kids in Y Child Care. Reading, math, and science activities ensure that your child's mind is engaged and help create a lifelong love of learning and exploration. CATCH will build upon the Y’s commitment to creating programs that support physical activities and healthy eating.

AfterSchool KidzLit®

  • Reading enrichment program designed specifically for use in out-of-school settings
  • Increases young people’s motivation to read and build literacy
  • Develops helpfulness, fairness, personal responsibility and respect
  • Five part process that includes books read aloud or independently and making connections to their own lives
  • Express ideas through discussion, drama, art, movement, and writing
  • Aligned with the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Standards

AfterSchool KidzMath

  • Math enrichment program designed specifically for out-of-school settings
  • Uses cooperative games and storybook-based activities to promote mathematical understanding and social development
  • Develops math skills, gain confidence in math abilities, increase enjoyment of mathematics and ability to work with others
  • Aligned with National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Standards

Science Explorer

  • Collection of experiments that blend academic content with curiosity-building activities
  • Uses ordinary materials to look at how things work and change
  • Develop a variety of skills from measuring and classifying to predicting, experimenting, and forming hypotheses
  • Created by the Exploratorium, San Francisco’s nationally recognized leader in inquiry-based, hands-on education

CATCH Kids Club

  • CATCH stands for Coordinated Approach To Child Health
  • Evidence-based, coordinated school health program to promote physical activity, healthy food choices
  • Includes stories, games, songs, handouts, nutritional facts, nutritional snack recipes
  • Strongly aligns with the National Afterschool Association (NAA) Program Standards