After School

Child Care

2017-18 Healthy Out of School Time (HOST)

At the Y, we believe children should have a place to explore their talents  & interests. The YMCA  HOST program focuses on healthy eating, physical activity, education & social development for students grades K - 5. Conveniently located at each elementary school, we ensure your students are safe, nurtured & supported after the bell rings. Open during select half days, school breaks & snow days, you can count on us as a place your student will learn, grow & thrive!

In our care, your child will receive:

  • Garunteed 30 minutes of physical activity

  • Healthy snacks served daily

  • Dedicated homework & learning time

  • Youth Development based on the YMCA's 4 core values:
      • Caring • Honesty • Respect • Responsibility •

  • Enrichment Opportunities

  • Care during select half days, school breaks & snow days

                                                                    

The HOST program uses a curriculum called "Coordinated Approach to Children's Health" or CATCH to help drive home the importance of healthy eating habits and regular physical exercise.

HEALTHY EATING:
Each day, your student has access to healthy snacks. We serve a fruit or vegetable paired with another healthy option such as a dairy or whole grain with water being the beverage of choice. All snacks served at HOST sites follow the HEPA guidelines:

•Less than 8 grams of sugar • No sugar sweetened beverages •
          •No partially hydrogenated oils or trans fats •

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY:
At HOST, we choose to forgo the electronics. The CATCH curriculum puts an emphasis on keeping everyone moving for the whole 30 minutes as opposed to a game where they may get "out" and have to wait on the sidelines to rejoin the game.  

HALF DAYS:
When school has a scheduled half day HOST will be offered at your students school. HOST will operate from the dismissal of school until 6:00PM.

SCHOOL BREAKS*:
There will be certain days during the school year, when school is on a break, where full day HOST will be offered. On those days HOST will be offered from 9AM to 5PM at the First Presbyterian Church.

SNOW DAYS*:
HOST may be offered on snow days. It is up to the discretion of the Y to decide if it is safe to travel on the roads. When this service is offered, it will be held from 9AM to 5PM at the First Presbyterian Church. 
*These services are included at no additional cost to participants attending 4 or 5 days/week.

 

Families may apply for financial assistance for programs such as day camp, youth sports & enrichment & HOST. We make financial assistance available to those in need. Awards are based on a number of factors including total household income & number of dependents in the household. The process is confidential and the application forms are available a the YNM office in Downtown Petoskey or by clicking below. Please contact Kari Manthei at kmanthei@ymcanm.org or 231-348-8393 for more information. We look forward to to hearing from you!

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2017-2018 HOST Registration Form

• Registration is ongoing throughout the school year & space is limited. Check with the YNM office to see what is available.

• Questions? Please email Liz Eddington at Leddington@ymcanm.org

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