YMCA Partners with Great Valley SD to Provide Before and After School Enrichment

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MALVERN, PA — The YMCA of Greater Brandywine (YGBW) says, that after an extensive review process, they have been selected as the Before and After School Enrichment provider for the Great Valley School District beginning with the 2022 – 2023 school year.

YGBW will be providing care for elementary-aged children across the district’s four elementary schools – Charlestown, General Wayne, K.D. Markley and Sugartown. Before care options will begin at 7:00 AM and resume when children finish their school day through 6:00 PM.

This is not the first time that Great Valley School District (GVSD) and YGBW have partnered to provide services for students. Previously, the organizations have worked together to offer STEM and nature programming for third and fourth graders and provide spaces for student activities such as the Patriots Swim Team. Many GVSD students also received virtual learning support at Learning Centers or participate in programs or summer camps at the 54-acre Upper Main Line YMCA campus in Berwyn.

“We’re looking forward to continuing our relationship with the Great Valley School District and providing high-quality enrichment programs to the students,” says Claudia Aust, senior association director of before and after school enrichment programs and camp. “Our Before and After School Enrichment gives families a convenient care option for their child and complements the curriculum offered by GVSD to help students succeed.”

YGBW Before and After School Enrichment programming provides homework help, enrichment activities and structured physical activities and outdoor play, all provided by trained teachers and childcare professionals. In addition, clubs and extracurricular activities will be offered onsite for all elementary students in the district.

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GVSD joins six other Chester County school districts that utilize YGBW for their before and after-school enrichment programs.

For more information on the program at the Great Valley School District or to register for the 2022- 2023 school year visit ymcagbw.org/before-and-after-school-childcare.

As a non-profit organization dedicated to building community, YGBW provides both financial assistance for programming and income-based membership options to ensure that no one is turned away from services due to an inability to pay.

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