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. This program will serve students who attend the Holliston Public Schools and take place in our virtual learning support center located at the MetroWest YMCA Family Outdoor Center at 45 East Street in Hopkinton. Please note, the program location may move to Christ the King Lutheran Church at 600 Central Street, Holliston based on enrollment.
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.
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 here: https://www.metrowestymca.org/regional-education/covid-19-policies.
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.
Families will be billed weekly.