At the Y, we understand that learning doesn’t end when the school bell rings. The way your children spend their time outside of the classroom makes a big difference in their personal development and your family-life balance. The Y’s before and after school Kid Zone program provides a safe place for children to keep their mind and body active while learning social skills and positive values.
At the heart of the Y’s Kid Zone program, you’ll find our dedicated before and after school care team. Every day, this amazing group of Y professionals make a difference in the lives of young people. To celebrate our before and after school care teams, the Greater Joliet Area YMCA is participating in Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week. Beginning Monday, April 22 through Friday, April 26, the Y will be devoting time to recognize and appreciate our before and after school care staff.
Join the Movement
The Greater Joliet Area YMCA encourages you to join us in thanking the before and after school care professional in your family’s life. To help make a difference in their lives, you may want to consider these thoughtful ideas:
- Give a hand-written note from you or your child to the before and after school care professional in your family’s life.
- Show your support on social media using #heartofafterschool
- Bring treats to the staff at your childcare program
- Send an email to a before or after school care professional’s supervisor describing why that person is appreciated.
As a reminder, Kid Zone registration for the 2019-2020 school year is underway! And, families who register for Kid Zone by Monday, April 29 will pay a $0 registration fee—a savings of $45. To learn more about the Y’s Kid Zone program, visit www.jolietymca.org or speak with your local Y’s Before and After School Care Director during your next visit.