At the Y, we believe the values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for quality of life and future success. That’s why our child care programs are staffed with people who understand the cognitive, physical and social development of kids, the need children have to feel connected and supported in trying new things, and the caring and reinforcement parents and families need to help each other. At the Y, babies develop trust and security, preschoolers experience early literacy and learn about their world, and school-age kids make friends, learn new skills and do homework. Most importantly, children learn how to be their best selves. That makes for confident kids today, and contributing and engaged adults tomorrow.
The Massillon Family YMCA offers a before school program, an after school program, program for school days off and snow day off, and a summer day camp. All focus on youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Families who receive publicly funded assistance from ODJFS are welcome.
Before and After School Programs
The Massillon Family YMCA Before & After School Programs are state licensed and run Monday through Friday. The Before School Program is open as early as 6:00 am while the After School Program is open as late as 6:00 pm. Children in either program can participate in various physical activities as well as arts and crafts. Homework help is also available. Before and After School Programs are held at Gorrell Elementary School, Whittier Elementary School, and soon Massillon Intermediate School.
To register, download the registration packet, fill out the packet completely and bring the packet to the Massillon Family YMCA. Payment of the registration fee ($25) and the fees for the first week will be due at registration. Minimum of 48 hours notice is needed to start.
The YMCA's phone number is 330-837-5116.
Did you know the YMCA also has Before & After School programs in Perry Local's Genoa, Lohr & Watson Elementary Schools. With Perry schools providing transportation for Knapp students to/from Genoa.
School Days Off and Snow Days
When there's no school, planned or at the last minute, the Massillon Family YMCA is ready with fun and learning for children in our before and/or after school program. School Day Off and Snow Day Off programs are open from 6:00 am until 6:00 pm and include physical activities, sports, arts, crafts, and games. We even sneak some learning in there - but the kids never know because they are having too much fun.