Verona After School Care

Verona After School Care

PLEASE NOTE:  There is a 2 day wait period prior to beginning this program.

The YMCA of Montclair School Age Child Care Program is designed to provide care for children while parents are working. This program focuses on building self confidence and character. We emphasize the Y’s four core values in character development — caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility – in every activity and interaction. When children enter one of our state licensed Y SACC Programs, a world of growth opens up to them in a safe, fun and enriching environment. In addition to supplementing what they learned in school, they have the opportunity to participate in a variety of structured activities, get assistance with their homework from trained YMCA staff, have a chance to socialize with their peers and form new relationships. We also see the importance of giving them some time to participate in staff supervised free play, which is vital for their development, growth, and self-confidence.


  • To provide a warm, caring, and safe environment under the guidance of an experienced staff.

  • To provide each child the opportunity to develop their self confidence and social skills.
  • To provide developmentally appropriate activities that stimulate creativity and encourage learning through fun and discovery.

    Program Activities

    The YMCA of Montclair School Age Child Care Program follows the standards of the National YMCA School Age Care Curriculum, whose core components include:

    • Arts and Humanities
    • Character Development
    • Health, Wellness and Fitness
    • Healthy U
    • Homework
    • Literacy
    • Service Learning
    • Social Competence and Conflict Resolution
    • Sports
    • STEM