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Before and After School Care

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The YWCA of the Niagara Frontier offers before and after school programs for children grades K-8.

COVID-19 RELATED NEWS: ANY/ALL PROGRAM UPDATES AND INFORMATION WILL BE POSTED AS THEY IT BECOMES AVAILABLE. PRICING AND BROCHURES WILL BE POSTED AS SOON AS WE KNOW WHAT AND HOW THE SCHOOL DAYS WILL BE STRUCTURED. REGISTER EARLY AS GROUP SIZES WILL BE LIMITED.

Because parents’ schedules don’t always revolve around school hours, snow days, or holidays, our before and after school care programs provide children with a safe place to stay before and after school hours. Programs consist of homework assistance, recreation, arts and crafts, and community service activities for middle and intermediate students; and fun learning activities, staff directed homework assistance, and quiet reading time for children in grades K-4. Daily snacks are provided with all programs.

School early release, school breaks, and snow-day childcare is also available at our Niagara location.

Each program has their own individual hours and schedules. Please click the links below to learn more and to find the program that best fits your needs.

All children registered will need the OCFS Daycare Enrollment form (below) filled out and signed along with the most recent copy of physical and shot records.

There is also a medication consent form (below), if needed, that will need to be filled out by both the parent and physician.

Anyone signing up for the free 21st Century after school program Mon. – Thur. at Emmet Belknap or North Park will need to also return a transportation permission slip if bussing is needed.

School Age Child Care Handbook 2020-21

School Age Child Care Registration Packet

21st Century Registration Packet for Emmet Belknap and North Park Only

COVID Guidelines for Parents Fall 2020

Medication Consent Form

OCFS-Health Screening for 2020-21

Tonawandas

The YWCA of the Niagara Frontier offers before and after school programs for children grades K-5 in The Ken-Ton School District at Edison Elementary School.

Because parents’ schedules don’t always revolve around school hours, our before and after school care programs provide children with a safe place to stay before and after school hours. Programs consist of recreation, arts and crafts, fun learning activities, staff directed homework assistance, and quiet reading time for children in grades K-5. Daily snacks are provided with all programs.

Please click the links below to learn more and/or to register your child. 

School Age Child Care Handbook 2020-21

School Age Child Care Registration Packet

COVID Guidelines for Parents Fall 2020

Medication Consent Form

OCFS-Health Screening for 2020-21


2020-2021 Brochures


Watch Our Progress!

The YWCA of the Niagara Frontier is on the brink of opening the doors of yet another innovative project that will enhance the lives of women and the community in which they reside.  It is the latest in a series of life-altering programs and projects introduced by the YW over the years, with a goal of improving the lives of women living in WNY.

The YWCA of the Niagara Frontier and its forerunners have a 125 year history of engagement in and with their communities, evolving with the needs of the times and consistently supporting the mission of empowering women, eliminating racism, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.  A result of the 2015 merger of the YWCA of Niagara and the YWCA of the Tonawanda’s, the YWCA of the Niagara Frontier has strengthened its portfolio, increasing its effectiveness within the broader geographical footprint.

Building on its recognized history and experience of providing shelter for victims of domestic violence and transitional and permanent housing for women (and their children) without a place to call home, the YWCA is now constructing a 12 apartment permanent housing complex with a social enterprise component to help women avoid homelessness and escape family valence. It will be the YWCA’s first supportive housing enterprise for single women.

Each resident will have their own (approximately 500 sq. ft.) furnished apartment, with bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, and sitting area.  There will be communal laundry facilities, exercise, and relaxation space. A protected garden green space and patio will provide respite during more user-friendly outdoor months. Equally important are the services available to the residents and also to area low income women who would benefit from them, such as case management, trauma informed individual and group counseling, safety planning, court accompaniment, life and/or job skill training with on-site employment opportunities, financial literacy advocacy, responsible tenant and homeownership counsel, and client-specific information and referrals.  

The ground floor of the historic, refurbished building will feature a café/coffee shop, providing refreshment for the community and residents at the Tremont apartments.  YW’s commercial enterprise will also provide residents with on-site workforce training and employment opportunities, a model that has proven successful for the YW and its clients, as it also indirectly supports businesses by enhancing the NT shopping experience.  The café will feature seasonal-appropriate outside seating.

The YWCA is currently seeking sponsors to help meet the funding needs for the Café, programs and residences.  Please contact CEO, Kathleen Granchelli, for more information about sponsorship opportunities at Granchelli@ywcanf.org or 716 433 6714 ext. 212.


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