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Extended Learning



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As the landscape of learning continues to change, the YMCA of the Golden Crescent remains committed to serving you and your child through extended learning opportunities.

As a leader in youth development, the Y Extended Learning Programs serve hundreds of local children on a daily basis providing safe, quality, affordable educational childcare. School age children are welcome to enroll in any of our programs during the school year.

Enrollment is open to any student. This includes in-school learning, remote learning or homeschool students. Ages vary per branch. Y Members receive a discount. Both members and the community are welcome to enroll.


Available for Pre-K-5th Grade (ages may vary at some locations)

Program runs Monday-Friday from dismissal to 6:00pm

All of our sites are licensed through the Department of Family & Protective Services. We strive to help each child reach their potential by offering and enriching environment that encourages the development of character, leadership, and cooperative spirit.

Available at:

  • VISD Elementary Schools: Aloe, Crain, Deleon, Dudley, O’Connor, Shields, Smith and Rowland
  • Community Locations: Edna Alternative Campus and Pinnacle Pointe Apartments

Bused from:

  • VISD Elementary Schools: Torres, FW Gross, Vickers, Chandler, Hopkins, Schorlemmer 
  • Community Locations: Nursery Elementary

Registration Fee:

  • $55 (per program) or $90 for the year
  • Late fee may apply

Weekly Fee:

  • $55 Y Members
  • $70 Community
  • $42 VISD Employee

Drop In Fee:

  • $15 Y Members
  • $18 Community

CCS accepted and financial assistance available. CCS accounts fall under the same timeline for submitting the YMCA enrollment forms to the YMCA and also need to request the transfer from their caseworker no later than July 25. 

There are 2 registration form options. Print and fill it out or do the online fillable version and it gets sent to us automatically. You must receive a confirmation prior to child’s attendance.

  1. Registration Form 
  2. Online Fillable Registration Form

Parent Handbook

For more information contact Michelle Falcon at (361) 575-0511 or [email protected].

For Child Care Billing and Enrollment Contact Elizabeth Orsak at (361) 268-3846 or [email protected]

  • CCS (Child Care Services) Vendor
  • Licensed by the Texas Department of Family & Protective Services
  • Different programs to fit your needs
  • Low staff-to-child ratios
  • Highly qualified staff who receive ongoing education
  • All staff undergo pre-employment drug tests & background checks
  • Small Groups to ensure distancing rules

  • Fun, engaging curriculum to include but not limited to: 

     Arts & Crafts, Health, Wellness & Fitness, Math & Literacy
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)
  • Virtual learning and homework assistance
  • Social interaction
  • Physical activity daily
  • Positive, values-based environment

The YMCA utilizes the Hello Insight to assess youth outcomes in school age child care programs: Social and Emotional Learning Youth Survey to measure six SEL capacities: self-management, social skills, contribution, positive identity, academic self-efficacy and social capital.

Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) is the process of developing the “soft skills” young people need to get along as they grow up: to manage themselves as they engage with the world; build and maintain relationships; and treat setbacks and challenges as learning experiences to prompt growth. SEL capacities have been proven to contribute to longer-term gains such as thriving, decreased risk-taking behaviors and increased academics.

To monitor overall program quality, the YMCA uses the nationally recognized, validated instrument, the Youth Program Quality Assessment (PQA) tool, which is designed to measure the quality of youth programs and identify staff training needs. The tool is used to assess in the following areas:

  • Safe and supportive environment
  • Staff and youth interaction and engagement
  • Youth- centered policies and practices

Results from each assessment are used to identify areas of success and identify opportunities for improvement through a continuous improvement plan. Follow up training is available to staff based their individual professional skills and competencies.

The Y is committed to providing financial assistance to those who cannot afford the full price of Y membership or programs. That’s the purpose of the Friend of Youth Annual Campaign. All Annual Campaign funds remain in our local community, giving children and families an opportunity to get involved in Y programs.

Financial Assistance covers Membership and all Y Programs. If approved, assistance expires every 6 months and members are required to re-apply in writing, or they will be moved to a regular priced plan. Members must complete our Financial Assistance application and provide financial documentation for consideration.

For more information about Financial Assistance contact Valerie Ramirez (361) 268-3845 or [email protected]

Financial Assistance Application