The after school and nursery school programs at the Athol Area YMCA are designed with purpose, targeting children’s skills and interests with a choice of active experiences to develop the whole child. Caring teachers and staff build quality relationships with every child and develop close partnerships with parents and families to best support the child emotionally, physically, socially and academically.
The Y~ACES is an EEC licensed childcare program for Grades K-5 where children have fun, learn new skills and ideas, and make good friends in a warm and supportive atmosphere. Out-of- school time is filled with range of hands-on experiences such as sports and games, arts and crafts, clubs, cooking and free play. At a time when the typical school day often has less time devoted to science, health and other curriculum areas, Y-ACES offers weekly hands on STEM lessons. These active learning opportunities are balanced with daily homework help and “chill time”.
The Athol Area YMCA Nursery School is an EEC licensed program. In Nursery School your child will have a variety of opportunities to explore, imagine, discover, play, learn and grow. Our hands-on and developmentally appropriate curriculum enhances the growth of your child’s cognitive, social and motor skills, while nurturing their natural curiosity of the world around them.