School Age

Kindergarten Extension

A Kindergarten Extension informational meeting will be held in late Jan/Feb. Registration opens for the following school year in Feb. Please see website for specific dates. Children attending half-day kindergarten at District 15 schools including Hunting Ridge, Jane Addams, Lincoln, Marion Jordan, Paddock, Pleasant Hill, Sanborn, Virginia Lake, Whiteley, Thomas Jefferson, Willow Bend and Winston Campus can extend their school day to include the Kindergarten Extension program at the Buehler YMCA. Kindergarten Extension is a DCFS-licensed program taught by early childhood educators with a curriculum based on the Illinois Common Core Learning Standards and includes Creative Curriculum and Guided Reading. Our program also includes weekly work which focuses on number and letter recognition, pre-literacy and reading, writing, simple math and creative art experiences. Students participate in educational, physical and social enrichment activities. Students in AM Kindergarten at District 15 schools are transported to the YMCA to attend the Kindergarten Extension program until 4 p.m. Care can be extended to 6 p.m. through enrollment in our kindergarten after school program. Students in PM District Kindergarten can be brought to the YMCA for our AM Kindergarten Extension program that begins at 8 a.m. Before care starting at 6:45 a.m. is included with both AM & PM options. For more information about our kindergarten program or to schedule a tour please contact the Early Learning Director at 847.410.5230.  Click here to register

TRANSITIONAL KINDERGARTEN

Transitional Kindergarten acts as a bridge between preschool and kindergarten and is designed to provide our youngest learners with the pivotal skills and experiences needed for success in Kindergarten. This is for children who miss the district cut-off age for kindergarten or for those that are not quite ready for kindergarten. Child must be 5 by October 31 of the enrollment year. Those children whose birthdays fall after Sept. 1 will be evaluated to determine if transitional kindergarten is the best option or if Pre-K would be more beneficial for your child's academic and social needs. This class has a half-day option (9 a.m.-noon) or a full day option (9 a.m.-4 p.m.). Before care is available starting at 7 a.m. and after care until 6 p.m. Transitional kindergarten runs according to District 15's yearly schedule. School Days Out options are available for an additional fee. Online registration is not available for our preschool programs. For more information, contact the Early Learning Director at 847.410.5230.each child.  Click here to register

Kindergarten Extension Aftercare

Students enrolled in our PM Kindergarten Extension program can extend care to 6 p.m. through enrollment in Kindergarten Extension Aftercare. Students in our AM Kindergarten Extension program can be bused back to the YMCA after their PM District Kindergarten class. Activities offered during our Kindergarten Extension Aftercare Program include character development, games and fitness activities, creative art experiences, swimming and much more. Additionally, staff will transfer children to and from other YMCA programs that operate during Aftercare Program times. Click here to register


BEFORE & AFTER SCHOOL CARE

Before School Care

Ever wish your child’s school hours lined up better with your work hours? Our in-house before school care lets you stay flexible, with DCFS-licensed programs beginning at 6:45 a.m. throughout the school year. We provide breakfast, structured activities, and transportation from the Y to your child’s school. Activities offered during our Before School Care program include character development, classroom games and activities, and arts and crafts. Current schools serviced include Hunting Ridge, Jane Addams, Lincoln, Marion Jordan, Paddock, Pleasant Hill, Sanborn, St. Theresa, Virginia Lake, Whiteley, Thomas Jefferson, and Winston Campus.  Click here to register

After School Care

The Buehler YMCA operates an in-house, DCFSlicensed after school program throughout the school year. Students are transported from school to the YMCA and provided care until 6 p.m. A snack is provided daily. Activities offered during our after school program include homework support, character development, games and fitness activities, arts and crafts, swimming and much more. Additionally, staff will transfer children to and from other YMCA programs that operate during the after school program times. Current schools serviced include Hunting Ridge, Jane Addams, Lincoln, Marion Jordan, Paddock, Pleasant Hill, Sanborn, St. Theresa, Virginia Lake, Whiteley, Thomas Jefferson, Winston Campus and Immanuel Lutheran. Online registration is not available for our before or after school programs. We open current participant registration for the upcoming school year in April and for the public May 1. Our registration closes August 1 and will re-open Sept 1. For more information on before or after care please contact the Youth Development Director at 847.410.5233. Click here to register


MIDDLE SCHOOL & TEEN AFTER SCHOOL CARE

Youth Days Out

The Buehler YMCA offers a School Days Out program for upper elementary and middle schoolers. We will plan activities and will split activities based upon the age levels. Drop-off is as early as 7 a.m. and pick up as late as 6 p.m. This group will go on field trips each day. Jr. High After School Leaders’ Club Beginning the 2019-20 school year, we’ll transport students to the Y from all District 15 junior highs for homework help, leadership activities, and supervised use of parts of the YMCA. Registration for this Leaders’ Club will begin in May. For more information contact School Age Coordinator at 847.410.5238. Click here to register

YOUTH ENRICHMENT

Jr. Chefs (ages 6-10)

Jr. Chefs is a hands-on cooking class that will introduce your child from start to finish how to follow a recipe using different tools and ingredients. Please alert instructor to any food allergies. Young Artists (ages 6-10) Get out your drawing pencils, chalk, paint brushes, clay and imagination. Your child will have fun creating art in many different forms. Children will experiment with many artistic techniques and create wonderful works of art. Click here to register
 

Jr. High After School Leaders’ Club

Beginning the 2019-20 school year, we’ll transport students to the Y from all District 15 junior highs for homework help, leadership activities, and supervised use of parts of the YMCA. Registration for this Leaders’ Club will begin in May. For more information contact School Age Coordinator at 847.410.5238. Click here to register

 

 

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