School's Out Holliston | Metrowest YMCA | MetroWest YMCA

All New School's Out Program in Holliston!

We are very pleased to announce that the MetroWest YMCA will be opening a new EEC licensed School’s Out after school program in Holliston! 

 

Who: Children in kindergarten through 5th grade who attend Placentino and Miller Elementary Schools. 

What:  The holistic daily program schedule will include at least 30 minutes of physical activity, a healthy snack, opportunities for children to complete their homework, and participation in a wide variety of hands-on and project based learning experiences prioritizing STEM/STEAM, health & nutrition, arts education, service learning, teambuilding, leadership development, college & career exploration, and global learning & inclusion.  Based on the interest of the children enrolled, single time enrichment activities and multi-session clubs will focus on specific themes, interests, or concepts such as performing a puppet show written by and using puppets created by the children enrolled or a junior astronaut-training program that includes creating a hovercraft and constellations diagrams.  Personal technology such as phones and chrome books will only be available with adult supervision for homework or for specific activity objectives.  Family events will take place three times per year.

Where: At dismissal from school, Holliston Public School buses will transport children to the Christ the King Church, 600 Central Street, Holliston, where they will participate in a wide range of activities in the Church’s classrooms, function hall, and outdoor spaces.  On early release days, children will be transported to the MetroWest YMCA’s Family Outdoor Center, 45 East Street, Hopkinton, for experiences with archery, rock climbing, nature trails, teaching kitchen and more.

When: The program will start school release and end at 6:30pm.  Families can choose 2, 3, 4, and 5 day options with early release days included.  Optional vacation, snow day, and summer camp programming is available.

Why: Our focus on youth development means that we consider the whole child as we create a welcoming, safe, and enriching experience. Children explore new opportunities and build relationships with children and adults, build confidence and growth mindset, and improve academic success and social-emotional skills.

Lead by whom: We hire our educators carefully and include comprehensive background record checks.  Our onboarding process and ongoing professional development include an emphasis on developing positive relationships with individual children, youth development & positive guidance, health and safety, and child protection.  We hire to maintain a 1 to 10 ratio of educators to children.

How much:  See rate sheet for details. Financial assistance is available.

Next steps:  The first step in the registration process is for you to return the completed registration form with the registration fee.  In the late spring, we will send an email to families with processed registration forms that includes information explaining how to complete the enrollment documentation using the SchoolDoc online system.  Once we have processed your registration form we will send an email with information explaining the online enrollment process.

Questions:  Please contact schoolsout@metrowestymca.org or call Greg Dustin, School’s Out Director at (508) 435-9345 x115.

 

We are very excited about this opportunity and look forward to serving you and your family.