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About The Program

The YMCA of Central Ohio offers State Licensed Before and/or After School Care at over 50 locations throughout Central Ohio. While our programs allow for activity choice, they provide an educationally based curriculum which in includes KidzLit and homework assistance. KidzLit is an after school literacy program. The Y-Club curriculum is designed around these eight core services:

  • Arts & Humanities
  • Character Development
  • Health
  • Wellness & Fitness
  • Homework Support
  • Literacy
  • Science & Technology
  • Service Learning & Social Competence
  • Conflict Resolution

Our Y-Club participants learn the importance of performing community service projects, and staff incorporate Character Development into the daily lesson plans by emphasizing the four core YMCA values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility into all our Y-Club activities. YMCA Y-Club activities combine to help children grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. The YMCA of Central Y-Club program is a wonderful place for children to spend their out of school time!

Why Parents Love Y Club

Parents were asked to rank 8 program outcomes in terms of importance including making meaningful progress on homework and structured enrichment programming.

Why Parents Love Y Club

Success in School & Life

The Y's afterschool program provides youth with a safe place to go when school lets out. More importantly, it helps youth realize who they are and what they can achieve.

Success in School & Life

We Listen To Our Families

We use survey feedback to grow to fit our families’ needs.

Our Response

Safety & Quality Matter at the Y

Our highly-qualified staff consists of post-graduates and college students with a desire to work with children.

Safety & Quality Matter at the Y

Learning Together

The Y is the largest provider of before/after school programming nationally, statewide and in Central Ohio with a history of loyalty, trust and satisfaction.

Learning Together

Kindergarten Plus Program

The Kindergarten Plus full-day program takes place at Grace Church on non-school days. The program curriculum is aligned with the Olentangy Local District’s Kindergarten curriculum and is designed to complement classroom learning. 

Kindergarten Plus Program

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