As a provider of important before and after school care, the Galowich and Smith Family YMCAs have the distinct pleasure of working each day with youth in the Joliet area. With the start of the new school year quickly approaching, we are continuing to monitor updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local, state and federal health officials to ensure our YMCA is prepared to safely welcome students this fall.
Although the start of the school year will look a little different for many of our families, we remain dedicated to working with our partner school districts to provide much-needed child care. We are currently working with these school districts to finalize our plans for the fall, and look forward to sharing these details in the days and weeks ahead.
Families looking to secure child care through the YMCA for the 2020-2021 school year are encouraged to register for the Y’s Kid Zone program online by clicking below:
Because we are anticipating some changes to our traditional Kid Zone program based on the districts’ instructional plan for the fall, registered Kid Zone families will have the opportunity to opt-in or opt-out of the program without penalty once the districts finalize plans for the 2020-2021 school year. By registering for Kid Zone now, families will secure child care for the fall and help the Y plan for staffing in advance of the school year getting underway.
We will share further updates via email, on social media, and on our website when they become available. In the meantime, we encourage all those with questions to contact:
Galowich Family YMCA
(815) 744-3939, ext. 316
Smith Family YMCA
Youth, Family and Outreach Director
(815) 726-3939, ext. 417