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The Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA is the largest provider of Child Care in Pennsylvania!
Child Care Programs
We believe at the Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA that all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. That’s why, through the Y, thousands of youth today are cultivating the values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health and educational achievement .
Today’s families need all the support they can receive in order to nurture the potential of youth. That’s why child care and early learning programs at the Y focus on holistically nurturing child development by providing a safe and healthy place to learn foundational skills, develop healthy and trusting relationships, and build independence through the Y values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.
Half Day Preschool (2 years – 5 years)
This is not just a playgroup; this is your child’s first experience away from parents or guardians. Children will be introduced to the wonderful world of colors, shapes, songs, music, movement, friendship, social skills and more. Pre K children will also be taught basic writing and reading skills along with math concepts.
Crossroads Church 10 West Cherry Lane, Limerick
Spring Valley YMCA 19 West Linfield Trappe Road, Limerick – STAR 4 Rating
Contact Melissa Kratz at 484-984-2007 for a tour or more information.
SCHOOL AGE CARE (Kindergarten – 7th grade)
The Spring Valley YMCA is committed to providing a quality School Age Program that is both fun and safe for children. Our School Age Programs are licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare. In addition, all programs have achieved a STAR 3 and 4 rating based on the Pennsylvania Keystone Stars quality assurance program. Each program day, our qualified staff provides creative learning experiences and supervised activities for a child’s development and enjoyment.
Kindergarten Enrichment Program: KinderKids
Available to children in Kindergarten in Spring Ford and Perkiomen Valley School Districts
Supplement your child’s half day kindergarten program with the Y! Our KinderKids program compliments the Kindergarten day and runs during normal school hours. There are two sessions to choose from depending upon which Kindergarten class your child is in. KinderKids is a structured program that promotes learning through play. The YMCA curriculum is used as a framework to develop learning goals through teacher created lesson plans. The well-equipped learning centers are changed to meet the needs of the learning goals. Daily large and small group times are planned along with enrichment activities to promote further learning in all key learning areas.
This enrichment program is rated STAR 4 by Keystone STARS.
- Spring Valley YMCA Kindergarten Half Day Program offers an AM or PM schedule.
- Location: Spring Valley YMCA, 19 W Linfield- Trappe Road in Limerick, PA.
Before & After School Program
The YMCA Before and After School Programs are licensed by the State of Pennsylvania andeach of our school sites have achieved a STAR 3 or 4 rating of high quality from the Keystone STARs program. The program is designed to supplement a child’s learning experience. Children participate in interactive learning models that engage critical thinking skills, receive homework assistance, have a chance to socialize, and form long lasting friendships that enhance their development, growth and self-confidence. Our curriculum is based on a program model that focuses on learning enhancement, health and recreation, and building competence and confidence in children. The program runs every regular school day, in a supervised and structured environment, providing a safe after school alternative for children.
Before Care (7-9 am)
Before Care is a program designed to promote child development by providing activities in the form of Arts & Crafts, games, fitness, etc.
After Care (3-6 pm)
Our After Care program offers an opportunity for children to engage in a variety of activities expanding learning beyond what they experience during school hours, including homework assistance.
Before & After Care is located at:
Perkiomen Valley School District locations:
- Evergreen Elementary
- South Elementary
Spring-Ford School District locations:
- Brooke Elementary
- Evans Elementary
- Flex 5-6 Grade Center School
- Limerick Elementary
- Royersford Elementary
- Spring City Elementary
- Upper Providence Elementary
Holiday Care is provided at the Spring Valley YMCA on most days that the Perkiomen Valley and Spring Ford School Districts are closed, including most in-service days, holidays and snow closings. The program is offered at the Spring Valley YMCA from 7am – 6pm. Many days include a field trip.
Location: Spring Valley YMCA, 19 W Linfield-Trappe Road in Limerick, PA
School Age Registration Information
Children are accepted throughout the year on a space available basis. Payments are on the first of the month. All registration information is available online or at the Spring Valley Welcome Center desk. Please contact Claudia Malloy, Senior Program Director of Child Care at 484-984-2004 or Danielle DeRito, School Age Child Care Director at 484-984-2000 ext 2754 for personal tour of our facilities, further enrollment details and more information about our programs.
All participants must have a YMCA membership to enroll. The Spring Valley YMCA is a subsidy participating agency. Financial assistance may be available to those who qualify. For more information or for information regarding child care payments, please contact Christina Bessette at 484-984-2022.
2017-2018 Pre-Registration Form (For returning families only)