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THE Y IN YOUR DISTRICT

 Before & After School Care

We believe that building strong children and families will strengthen the foundation of our communities. The YMCA provides an inclusive before and after school care program that supports the needs and priorities of the child, the family, and the school. Our programs facilitate the development of the whole child through meaningful experiences, programs, and collaborations that build relationships and a sense of community.

7,698 students served

$699,181 in financial assistance provided

504 students supported through financial assistance

SUCCESS THROUGH STEAM

The Y prepares children for success with enrichment programs that develop knowledge and application of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math through a S.T.E.A.M. focused curriculum.

Educational activities may include:

  • Computer Coding
  • Painting
  • Experiments
  • Writing
  • Building
  • and much more

YMCA P.E. Program

The YMCA Physical Education (P.E.) Program provides students in grades K-5 with a weekly structured 60-minute physical fitness program that is modeled after the Physical Education Content Standards for California Public Schools and supplements the P.E. curriculum provided by classroom teachers.

Program Overview
As a community leader and advocate for healthy, active lifestyles, the Y can assist you in meeting physical activity requirements for students by providing professional staff and a cost-effective, easy to implement physical education (P.E.) program that will keep kids active and having fun. The YMCA PE Program is modeled after the Physical Educational Content Standards for California Public Schools and provides opportunity for students to interact with each other, allowing them to strengthen their self-esteem, social skills, teamwork, and sportsmanship.

The Need For Better Physical Education
The evidence is clear, youth need more outlets for physical activity and sports if we are to reduce the alarming trends regarding activity levels and childhood obesity. Below are just a few of the statistics:

Only 26 percent of the state’s 5th grade students achieved the fitness standards in 2015 (California Department of Education, 2015)

Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the last 30 years. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2015)
Overweight children are more likely to become overweight adults and are at risk for a variety of health issues including cardiovascular disease, behavior problems, and diabetes.

Children and adolescents who are obese are likely to be obese as adults and are therefore more at risk for adult health problems such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, several types of cancer, and osteoarthritis. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2015)

The YMCA PE Program focuses on keeping kids active – which has a number of cognitive and emotional benefits beyond the physical well-being.

Benefits of YMCA P.E. Program

  1. Aids in the prevention of childhood obesity and diabetes by providing students with the opportunities to be physically active and learn how to live a healthy lifestyle.
  2. Modeled to fully comply with Physical Educational Content Standards for California Public Schools.
  3. Lead by fully trained YMCA staff that understand best practices in physical education and youth development and can meet the physical and emotional needs of children.
  4. Activities are developmentally appropriate and customized based on age groups, abilities, and students needs.
  5. Curriculum will expose students to different sports/games, rules, movements, traditions, vocabulary, and strategies resulting in the basic understanding of the fundamentals of the sport/game.

Information
View/Download Program Curriculum

Contact Us

For more information on starting a YMCA P.E. Program at your school, please contact us at contact@ymcaoc.org or (714)508-7641.

YMCA Noontime Sports Program

The YMCA Noontime Sports program focuses on keeping kids active through organized sports during lunch or recess hours. The program is intended to reach national state standards for physical activity, primarily the development of motor skills and knowledge of a variety of physical activities.

Program Overview
As a community leader and advocate for healthy, active lifestyles, the Y is reaching out to principals, teachers, community leaders and PTAs to offer Noontime Sports programs for their students. The Noontime sports programs can be customized to meet the specific goals of the school and the students. The program model is based on research of benefits of sports and physical activity programs as well as years of experience working with local schools to implement the program.

The Need For Better Physical Education
The evidence is clear, youth need more outlets for physical activity and sports if we are to reduce the alarming trends regarding activity levels and childhood obesity. Below are just a few of the statistics:

Only 26 percent of the state’s 5th grade students achieved the fitness standards in 2015 (California Department of Education, 2015)

Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the last 30 years. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2015)
Overweight children are more likely to become overweight adults and are at risk for a variety of health issues including cardiovascular disease, behavior problems, and diabetes.

Children and adolescents who are obese are likely to be obese as adults and are therefore more at risk for adult health problems such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, several types of cancer, and osteoarthritis. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2015)

The YMCA Noontime Sports Program focuses on keeping kids active – which has a number of cognitive and emotional benefits beyond the physical well-being.

Program Highlights

  • The program is held 2 or 3 days a week during lunch/recess periods for approximately 2 hours per day.
  • Professional, qualified YMCA staff deliver the program on school campus.
  • Program activities are developmentally appropriate and customized based on age groups and student needs.
  • Program focus is team sports (soccer, basketball, kickball, t-ball, flag football, track & field) and organized group activities (skills practice and drills, warm-ups, CHARACTER COUNTS! Education).
  • 20:1 ratio of students to staff; supplemental school staff may be requested to assist with supervision of larger groups.
  • Program is suggested as a supplement to regular physical education programs to ensure kids have outlets for exercise and skill development.

Information

View/Download Program Brochure

Contact Us

For more information on starting a YMCA Noontime Sports Program at your school, please contact Tricia Quinn, tquinn@ymcaoc.org.

Youth experience curriculum through a variety of content areas, hands-on activities, clubs, service learning projects, and enrichment centers. YMCA curriculum is flexible and fun and children are included in the planning process.

Children engage in hands-on activities that develop critical-thinking skills, problem solving, working within a team and more. In addition, the program especially allows children in lower-income areas the opportunity to see themselves in a S.T.E.M. based career, which is growing at 1.5x faster rate than average jobs.

What is Club Curriculum?
Core Components of the Club Curriculum

  • Homework Support
  • Healthy Eating & Physical Activity
  • Art & Culture
  • Science
  • Core Elements of the Club Curriculum
  • Social Competence and Personal Development
  • Character Education
  • Literacy
  • Diversity & Cultural Awareness
  • Y Kids are Club Kids
club curriculum

Clubs will engage your child and encourage them to explore their talents, interests, and abilities in a safe & supportive environment. Current clubs include:

  • Art
  • Computer Science
  • Cooking
  • Engineering
  • Gardening
  • Sports
  • Photography
  • Science

Clubs offer the chance for kids to develop new hobbies and help in the activity planning process.

Camp, like many Y programs, is about learning skills, developing character and making friends. But few environments are as special as camp, where kids become a community as they learn both how to be more independent and how to contribute to a group as they engage in physical, social and educational activities. The Y has camps for every season! See below for more information.

SEE CAMPS

The YMCA Inclusion program can be utilized for all children with special needs and/or challenging behaviors. We provide services to children with developmental and learning disabilities, sensory challenges, epilepsy, autism, ADHD, emotional disturbance, as well as assist with self-care (diapering, feeding, etc.) if needed.

INCLUSION INFO
Inclusion

Director of Operations, Child Care Services
Tricia Quinn
(714) 508-7651
tquinn@ymcaoc.org

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