Daniel Boone School District Expands Partnership With Pottstown YMCA
New half day Kindergarten program supports hundreds of children and working parents in the Daniel Boone School District.
[POTTSTOWN, PA] July 11, 2014 – Beginning September 3, 2014, the Pottstown YMCA partnership with Daniel Boone School District will expand to include a Half Day Care Kindergarten program for children attending Amity and Monocacy Elementary Schools.
With the District’s shift from a full day to half day Kindergarten program in 2011, many working parents were left without morning or afternoon care due to the shortened school day. The Y program will offset schedules of working parents and extend the school day for children.
“This type of child care program is unique to the Daniel Boone School District, but not new to the Y,” says Dan Albert, Executive Director, Pottstown YMCA. “Our YMCA staff will work closely with each kindergarten teacher to enhance and support the work they are doing in the classroom. Through this partnership, kindergarteners will enjoy all the benefits of expanded educational, physical and social opportunities and a full day of learning.”
Providing programs in the elementary school will allow the Y to continue their promise of delivering youth development programs to hundreds of children in a safe and enriching environment. While Monocacy Elementary School located at 576 Monocacy Creek Road, Birdsboro, PA will host the program, Daniel Boone School District will transport Kindergarten students attending Amity Elementary School to the Monocacy Elementary location.
For those who may not have the financial means, the Y offers a Financial Assistance program that may afford families or single parents the opportunity to continue working while their children are safe.
For information about the financial assistance program or to register for the Pottstown YMCA Kindergarten Half Day program, please visit philaymca.org or contact the Pottstown YMCA Welcome Center at 610-323-7300.