Introducing Y Academic Support Centers

Y Academic Support Centers are available in over 25 schools and some Y centers in Baltimore City and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, and Howard Counties, with more locations expected to be added. Parents can confidently drop their children off at a location so they can logon and participate in their school's virtual learning program and receive in-person academic support from Y associates specially trained in virtual learning support, many directly trained by your child's school system -- all while parents work and get their jobs done. 

In addition to the Academic Support Centers in Harford County, we also offer Y Before & After School Enrichment in 16 schools to supplement the Harford County in-school program. LEARN MORE & REGISTER.   

The Y is extremely well-versed in keeping children and families safe during these times. Since March 2020, we have served thousands of children and families in Y Emergency Childcare for Essential Workers, Y Preschool, Y Camp, and in Y Centers.


KEY BENEFITS

  • Children receive a safe, structured environment where they can focus on their schoolwork, complete their assignments, and get help from well-trained Y associates as needed.
  • Parents can re-focus on their work with the peace of mind that their children are safely cared for and their virtual education is being supported.
  • Affordable and flexible options: single full days, weekly full days, weekly half days
  • Weekly full day registration includes a complimentary Y family membership for as long as you are fully enrolled in the program. Not valid for existing Y members.
  • 10% Y member discount, 2% sibling discount (use code SIBLINGASC at checkout)
  • Children regain a sense of normalcy and balance by safely interacting with other children, participating in age-appropriate enrichment activities, and getting their bodies moving again with physical activity.
  • After initial registration, you have the flexibility to register for future sessions at least 24 hours in advance of your desired date.
  • All Y Academic Support Center locations and spaces are licensed by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) Office of Childcare.


PROGRAM DETAILS

  • Students ages 5-12
  • Monday - Friday: weekly sessions or single full days
  • Full-day: 7am - 6pm, 
    Half-day: 7am - 12pm, 1 pm - 6pm
  • Students must wear a mask and bring their laptop, headphones, school supplies, a water bottle, and lunch (if needed). Note: If you are participating at a school location, you have the option of buying a school lunch.
  • Students will be in small groups of 10-12 in quiet spaces for study and remote learning time.
  • Your child's school teacher(s) will lead all instruction and assignments virtually. Y associates, specially trained in virtual learning support (many directly trained by your child's school system), are there in-person to help students navigate virtual learning, stay on task with their schoolwork, help as needed, and provide fun activities and exercise to balance the school day.


HEALTH & SAFETY FIRST

The Y is extremely well-versed in keeping children and families safe during these times. Since March 2020, thousands of families have trusted us to put their health and safety first and have confidently participated in Y Emergency Childcare for Essential Workers, Y Preschool, Y Camp, and our Y Centers.

We strictly follow all health and safety guidelines set forth by the Maryland Department of Health, the CDC, and state and local officials, including:

  • Maintaining small groups of no more than 13. Students will remain in their groups all day. Groups are not able to mix.
  • Y associates and students are required to wear a mask at all times. Y associates also use gloves when necessary (in food handling and first aid).
  • Daily temperature checks and health screenings for Y associates and students.
  • Drop-off and pick-up will be curbside where available. Y associates will come to your vehicle, complete the health screening questions and check temperatures. Masks are required for Y associates and everyone in the car during drop-off and pick-up. If curbside is not available, this process will take place at the school doors.
  • Frequent hand washing by Y associates and students throughout the day, between activities and use of equipment.
  • Social distancing - floor markers, signage, and more will be used to designate safe distance.
  • Limiting shared supplies and disinfecting all supplies after each use.
  • Propping interior doors open where appropriate to reduce contact points.
  • Continuous cleaning and sanitizing of high touch points using CDC approved disinfectant and practices.


LEARN MORE OR REGISTER NOW

Y Academic Support Centers are available in over 25 schools and some Y centers in Baltimore City and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, and Howard Counties, with more locations expected to be added.

In addition to the Academic Support Centers in Harford County, we also offer Y Before & After School Enrichment in 16 schools to supplement the Harford County in-school program. LEARN MORE & REGISTER.

Students can participate at any Y Academic Support Center, regardless of where they live or where they attend school. Space is limited at each location ranging from approximately 26-52 students per day. Sign up today!

When registering, all dates are preselected. Deselect the dates you don't need.