All staff are required to participate in ongoing training throughout the school year. Workshops include the YMCA of the USA certification courses “Principles of YMCA Child Care” and “Working with 5 to 9 Year Olds.” All staff members are required to be certified in First-Aid and CPR. Staff have been selected for their educational and practical experience, as well as their special skills and ability to relate to children in a positive manner. Our goal is to maintain the following staff: child ratios at all times.
Kindergarten – 1:12
First – Fifth grades – 1:15
Field trips – 1:7
Maximum group size – 1:25
How Parents can be helpful
Y Child Care Services is more than baby-sitting!
Please help us impress upon your child that this is a special program designed to meet his/her needs and interests, where cooperation and team work are vital for safety and fun.
We’re here for your child
Y Child Care Services appreciate parents that keep us informed of his/her child’s special needs or any transitions in the child’s home life (divorce, birth of new child, death, etc.) This helps the staff to remain sensitive to your child’s needs.
How can you get involved?
Parents are welcome to volunteer with the program in the following ways:
- Joining the Parent Advisory Committee
- Donating used toys, games, or books
- Providing input and suggestions about our program
- Completing and returning parent evaluations
- Presenting special programs using hobbies or careers as topics
- Saving household items to be used as arts and crafts supplies
- Going on field trips
Parents are welcome to visit the program at anytime
They Y is a United Way Member Agency.
The Tennessee Department of Human Services licenses the program.
For further information please e-mail us at contact us or call our main office at (865) 546-0600.