Cassville YMCA offering After Summer School Care

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Program to provide parents with affordable child care

The Cassville YMCA will be offering a new program to help working parents this summer After Summer School Care.

The program, which will run from May 22 through June 16, is designed to help working parents who have a child enrolled in the Cassville school district's summer school program cover the gap of time between school dismissal at 3 p.m., and the end of the work day.

"Our After Summer School Care is a new program geared toward parents who want to take advantage of Cassville's amazing summer school program, but whose children still need a fun and safe supervision between the time summer school ends and when their parents get off of work," said Rick Ragsdale, Cassville YMCA program director.

In essence, the program works just like the center's regular After School Care during the school year, and will include a daily snack and planned activities, but also some additional fun for summer with two trips each week to the Cassville Aquatic Center.

Children in grades K-6 will be picked up at the end of the day and bussed to the center.

With the YMCA Day Camps running concurrently, children from summer school will join in activities with camp participants until pick up time at 5:45 p.m., which also gives parents a view of the summer day camp program.

Given that summer school starts on Tuesday, and most parents are required to work Mondays and need child care, children registered for the After Summer School Care program, Ragsdale said, are invited to join in the center's Summer Day Camp program on Monday.

Rates are $90 for members and $130 for non-members. Financial aid is available if needed. It is the mission of the YMCA that no one should be denied based on the ability to pay.

Registration forms may be picked up at the Cassville YMCA, or online at: www.orymca/org/cassville.

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