THE HELENA FAMILY YMCA LAUNCHES AFTER SCHOOL CARE
YMCA AFTER SCHOOL CARE TO BE A LICENSED CHILD CARE PROGRAM ON MARCH 1ST
(HELENA, MT) – With the shift to 4-day school weeks, the Helena Family YMCA is adapting, and will offer afterschool childcare in partnership with Lewis and Clark County. We are excited to announce that the YMCA will also be offering afterschool transportation from the student’s schools to the fairgrounds with our newly purchased vans (thanks to the CARES ACT). The YMCA is offering all day “Virtual Wednesdays” where trained staff will make sure kids are in virtual meetings and they complete any homework that needs to be done.
Our price is $435 for a month which includes afterschool care for four days a week, and one full day of care on Wednesdays. If you opt for the transportation from school to the fairgrounds, it will be $475 for the month. On after school days we will be open until 6:00 pm, but on Wednesdays the time is 7:30 am to 5:30 pm. Our daily price for Wednesdays only, will remain the same, $65 per day.
Starting March 1st, the Helena YMCA will also be able to offer new scholarships, thanks to our NEW childcare license. The Y will be offering the Best Beginning scholarship, administered through Childcare Connections. This Scholarship is better than our financial aid packet as the income range is broader. In addition, if a child has a diagnosis, a family may qualify for the special needs subsidy.