Cross Lanes YMCA

Cross Lanes YMCA Child Development Center offers quality Infant, Toddler, Preschool and School Age care for children ages 6 weeks – 12 years old. Our center is licensed through the WV DHHR Bureau for Children and Families.

Our priority is to provide all children with a safe, positive and nurturing learning environment. All of our classrooms use Creative Curriculum and the West Virginia Early learning Standards Framework as a guide to develop the most beneficial and age appropriate activities. Creative Curriculum emphasizes the development of social competence and learning through play while fostering independence and self-confidence. We believe that play helps children learn valuable life skills like problem solving, processing emotions, social skills, and more.

All of our children are served a healthy breakfast, lunch and snack in compliance with the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). We accept Connect and Link for families needing financial assistance.

Prior to hire, all of our employees must pass a drug screening and five separate background checks. Our employees must also complete 18 hours of continuing education per calendar year, including Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention training, and maintain a 1st Aid/CPR certification.

Cross Lanes YMCA offers a “Full Day Out” enrichment program during the school year when Kanawha County schools are not in session. This includes days impacted by weather cancellations, faculty ISE days, and state/federal holidays. The program is open to all elementary and middle school students.

The program allows kids to remain in a peer-to-peer environment while participating in physical and educational activities. It unplugs them from television, video games and mobile devices and connects them with a healthy social experience. Activities include swimming, organized games, physical fitness, and occasionally off-site field trips.

Member $25 | Non-Member $50

New participants must provide a current immunization record, a copy of their latest well care assessment, and a completed registration form.

NURSERY (6 weeks – 12 months)

We believe that learning takes place at the very beginning of life and begins with creating a calm, loving, positive, nurturing and safe environment for the child. Our nursery sets the foundation of a lifetime of learning. Our babies are cared for by friendly, enthusiastic, and responsive caregivers. Their daily needs are addressed with smiles and frequent eye contact that will help them learn to trust others while away from their families. We utilize primary caregiving to promote loving interaction between baby and caregiver during diaper changes, feedings, rest time, and playtime. Babies are talked to about what they are seeing and experiencing therefore fostering their language development. Songs are frequently sung and soothing music is played during naps. Our caregivers also begin to introduce basic American Sign Language to the babies which will prepare them for the next class. Activities are regularly offered to help reach early developmental milestones and are tailored to each baby’s individual needs.

$175/week

Multi-Child Discount Available
$25 registration fee (non-refundable)


WADDLERS (1 year old)

In our Waddler classroom, young toddlers are introduced to a class routine while still providing a calm, loving, positive, nurturing and safe environment for the child. The routine is flexible and is adjusted to meet the individual needs of the toddlers. They begin to eat, sleep, and play at the same time. This schedule allows predictability and a feeling of security among the toddlers.  Our Waddler teachers focus on fine motor skills, gross motor skills, social skills, language development, and also begin to introduce colors, numbers, shapes, and letters. Basic American Sign Language is used on a regular basis to open up the lines of communication between the toddlers and caregivers and the toddlers and peers. American Sign Language is a wonderful tool for toddlers; used to express their needs and feelings while still developing a vocabulary of their own.

$175/week

Multi-Child Discount Available
$25 registration fee (non-refundable)


TODDLERS (1 year old – 2 years old)

The second year of life is an exciting time of rapid growth and development. Toddlers begin to recognize appropriate and inappropriate behaviors, explore independence and will experience huge thinking, learning, social, and emotional changes that will help them to explore their new world. Some of life’s biggest challenges face children at this time: how to be safe, how to get what they want without taking from others, and how to express themselves. Toddlers are encouraged to try to use their words to express their needs and feelings. Children at this age are capable of demonstrating many skills and we support the abilities of each individual child. For example, two year olds are beginning to follow two or three step directions, sort objects by shape and color, imitate the actions of adults and playmates, and express a wide range of emotions. Through play, exploration, and observation toddlers learn how the world works, by observing and interacting with objects around them. Our toddler teachers will be consistently trying to reinforce and develop these skills in a developmentally appropriate and nurturing learning environment.

$155/week

Multi-Child Discount Available
$25 registration fee (non-refundable)


LITTLE LEARNERS (2 years old – 3 years old)

The Little Learner classroom is designed to prepare our children for our Preschool classroom. Our focus is to promote independence through child centered and teacher directed activities throughout the day. Self-help skills such as eating skills, tooth brushing, potty training, hand washing, and independently cleaning up are among the skills taught in this room. The Little Learner classroom introduces students to circle time activities including calendar, weather, counting, story time, and songs. The age appropriate activities in this classroom promote taking turns, cooperating, sharing, and expressing feelings in appropriate manner.

$155/week

Multi-Child Discount Available
$25 registration fee (non-refundable)


PRESCHOOL  (3 years old – 4 years old)

A child’s feeling of independence and social interaction with others, as well as, developing the necessary skills for Pre-K is what the Preschool classroom is all about. Our Preschool classroom revolves around the children learning to help themselves and getting along with others. We know that children learn by doing and the teachers are their facilitators and guides. Our Preschool teachers work hard to prepare a learning environment that provides stimulating, challenging materials and activities for the children. During the course of the day, children are encouraged to make choices for themselves, cooperate with others as well as listen and follow directions. Classroom teachers lead the children in small and large group activities, such as movement, read-a-loud stories, circle time and art activities. The children are encouraged to make friends, share and communicate with their classmates. The children are also encouraged to use the restroom on their own, although assistance is given if necessary.

$155/week

Multi-Child Discount Available
$25 registration fee (non-refundable)


KANAWHA COUNTY SCHOOLS PRE-K (4 years old – 5 years old)

Cross Lanes YMCA Child Development Center is pleased to offer two WV Pre-K classrooms in collaboration with Kanawha County Schools. The Pre-K program provides quality education for eligible 4 and 5 year old along with family services. To qualify, children must turn 4 years old by August 31. Each classroom has a highly trained and certified lead teacher and assistant teacher. Teachers work to promote Developmentally Appropriate Practices utilizing the framework of West Virginia Early Learning Standards Framework (ELSFS), Creative Curriculum, Growing Up Wild, and PATHS. Classroom focus is on the domains set forth by the ELSFS which are: Social and Emotional, the Arts, Physical Health and Development, Language and Literacy, Mathematics and Science. Emphasis is placed on improving student-teacher interaction with the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) and PSTEPS. Our Pre-K program provides many activities that build important foundations for socializing with other children, as well as, developing the necessary skills for kindergarten.

For more information or to fill out an application please visit the Kanawha County Schools Pre-K website http://kcs.preschoolsteps.org/login.cfm

Hours of Operation: Monday – Thursday 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Tuition: Free


PRE-K EXTENDED CARE

 Our Pre-K Extended Care program is available for families that need care for their child outside of the regular Pre-K hours of operation. Our Extended Care teachers are an important part of our Pre-K team. Our Pre-K teams works together to ensure consistency in the care and education of our Pre-K students. Pre-K Extended Care is available to any child enrolled in a Kanawha County Pre-K classroom. Transportation is provided from Cross Lanes Elementary. This program operates anytime the Kanawha County School Pre-K is not in session, with the exception of major holidays.

$95/week | $25/day

Multi-Child Discount Available
$25 registration fee (non-refundable)


BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM

 Cross Lanes YMCA Child Development Center offers before school care for children who attend Point Harmony Elementary School, Cross Lanes Elementary School, and Andrew Jackson Middle School up to 12 years old. Our Before School Program begins at 6:00 a.m. All children attending this program are served a nutritious breakfast each morning. Our certified bus driver transports the children via the Y bus to Point Harmony Elementary School and Cross Lanes Elementary School. All Andrew Jackson Middle School students are picked up from the Y by a Kanawha County School Bus and transported to school.

Our After School Program begins directly after school and operates until 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Our certified bus driver picks up the children from Point Harmony Elementary School and Cross Lanes Elementary School via the Y bus. The Y offers all children a nutritious snack followed by activities including homework help, arts and crafts, games, socializing, and more.

Before School Only: Members $30/week | Non-Members $55/week
After School Only: Members $60/week | Non-Members $85/week
Before and After School: Members – $80/week | Non-Members – $105/week


MIDDLE SCHOOL CLUB

Cross Lanes YMCA Child Development Center offers a Middle School Club for students who attend Andrew Jackson Middle School and are 12 years old or younger. This program begins at the end of the school day and operates until 6:00 p.m. Students are transported to the Y by a Kanawha County School bus. Our caring staff will supervise the students while they participate in activities such as homework assistance, arts and crafts, sports and recreation, character development, volunteer services, etc.

Before School Only:  Members $30/week | Non-Members $55/week
After School Only: Members $60/week | Non-Members – $85/week
Before and After School:  Members – $80/week | Non-Members – $105/week

Questions about our school age programs at Cross Lanes YMCA? You can reach director Karleigh Fellure at (304) 776-3323 or kfellure@ymcaofkv.org

Charleston Family YMCA

CREATIVE CARE

For children 6 weeks to 12 years old.

YMCA staff will supervise your children while you enjoy our facility and programs. Parents must remain in the facility at all times and there is a four hour maximum time limit.

Fees:
Member $5 per month | Non-member $5 per visit
Unlimited visits for all children in the family.

Hours:

Monday, Wednesday, & Friday
8:00 am – 12:00 pm
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Tuesday & Thursday
8:00 am – 1:00 pm
4:00 pm – 8:00pm

Saturday
8:00 am- 12:00 pm

Sunday
No Creative Care offered.

OUTDOOR PLAYGROUND

Our outdoor playground has a variety of play equipment for children to enjoy. No staff supervision is provided. Children must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

Monday to Sunday
Open Daylight Hours
No Fee

Charleston Family YMCA offers a “Full Day Out” enrichment program during the school year when Kanawha County schools are not in session. This includes days impacted by weather cancellations, faculty ISE days, and state/federal holidays. The program is open to all elementary and middle school students.

The program allows kids to remain in a peer-to-peer environment while participating in physical and educational activities. It unplugs them from television, video games and mobile devices and connects them with a healthy social experience. Activities include swimming, organized games, physical fitness, and occasionally off-site field trips.

Hours
7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Member Cost: $25 | Non-Member: $50
New participants must provide a current immunization record, a copy of their latest well care assessment, and a completed registration form.

Questions about our youth & family programs at Charleston Family YMCA? You can reach coordinator Cindy Hemsworth at (304) 340-3527 x 1109, or email CHemsworth@ymcaofkv.org

The YMCA After-School program is designed for youth from area schools. Activities are focused on character development with emphasis on physical fitness. The program begins after school and runs until 6:00 pm.

We operate on the Kanawha county Schools’ schedule and have certified van drivers who will pick up at the school and transport students to the YMCA.

Elementary Schools                       Kenna Elementary
Kanawha City Elementary           Weberwood Elementary
Sacred Heart Grade School         Edgewood Elementary
Chamberlin Elementary               Ruffner Elementary
Piedmont Elementary

Horace Mann Middle School
Stonewall Jackson Middle

Download Registration Form Here

Members: $60/week | Non-members: $80/week

DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORM HERE

For more information contact Cindy Hemsworth at CHemsworth@ymcaofkv.org