Thank you for starting the registration process for Classroom Connections by paying for one week of tuition. We typically require one to two weeks to move through all the registration process before a child can actually start. During this transition time, you will be receiving an email to complete an online student profile in SchoolDoc.com that will include information such as people authorized to pick up your child and medical information. Before your child can start, you’re child’s profile must be complete with the exception of the fall 2020 flu shot which can be completed any time before 12/31/2020. Please note, children who will have medication at the program or who have chronic medical conditions will need to have forms completed and signed by their pediatrician uploaded into their profile.
The MetroWest YMCA designed Classroom Connections, licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC), to provide supplemental learning that aligns with the schools’ education plans while also supporting out-of-school time needs of families. This program serves as an educational and care solution for children to attend on their non-school, remote-learning days.
The program combines digital learning with the trusted quality of care for children from kindergarten through 5th grade. Children will remain in small and stable groups facilitated by experienced Y staff who will help children develop study habits, strengthen SEL and 21st century skills, as well as give students opportunities to spend significant time outside learning, being active and exploring their creativity.
The program for Natick Public School students will take place at our virtual learning support center located at the East School located at 90 Oak Street in Natick.
As part of our collective efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19, we will place children in small groups (cohorts) with enrollment options based on the hybrid schedules of the schools that the children attend. Families will have the option of participating in a program from 8:00-3:30 (pickup between 3:00 and 3:30) or from 8:00-5:00. We will also enforce additional health and safety policies and protocols that are available on our website.
For families who are still waiting for confirmation of their children's cohort, they should register for one of the cohort options and notify the Y as quickly as possible when the cohort schedule has been finalized. Families will be billed weekly.
Please note that before the first day in the program, families will be charged a $30 non-refundable 2020-2021 school year registration fee for each child. In addition, families with children who have not attended our Early Learning Center or School's Out sites in the past will also be charged a one-time $30 enrollment fee for each child.