Lynn Y Academy Out of School Time
The Y Academy in Lynn offers educational and enrichment opportunities for toddlers to teens in their Early Learning, Out-of-School Time, and Youth Center programs. The Early Learning Program, located in the Demakes Family YMCA at 40 Neptune Blvd., delivers high-quality early education and care for children 2.9 years old to age 5. All activities focus on the development of the whole child with a concentration on gross and fine motor skills. Our programs offer a STEAM-based (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) curriculum and hands-on learning experiences. We support the cognitive, social, emotional, and physical of each child that recognizes their unique experiences and talents to help them confidently learn, grow, and thrive.
The Y Academy in Lynn offers its signature Early Learning and Out-of-School Time programs. Each program combines STEAM-based (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) curriculum with hands on learning – and the physical and social activities that are hallmarks of the Ys youth programs – for a complete educational experience that focuses on the whole child. Y Academy enrollment offers your child all the developmental tools they need to succeed with all the benefits of membership to the Y. This includes access to swimming, youth sports, and enrichment classes and discounts on YMCA of Metro North summer day camps.
Y Academy Out-of-School Time programs provide engaging after-school learning experiences that combine academic support and physical activities that helps your child make new connections and grow. Through enrichment programs and imaginative play, your child will build on their classroom activities and reinforce their learning.
Regular Hours: Monday – Friday after school – 5:30pm
Extended-day and Full-day Programs: 7:30am-5:30pm
- School Vacation Weeks
- Snow Days
- Professional Days
*Transportation provided for after school care and early releases. Not provided for full day care, such as a snow day or vacation days.
The Lynn YMCA Youth Center program is a drop-in center for youth members in 1st through 8th grade. Please note, a kindergarten report card is required to enroll.
Drop-in Center Policy: As a drop-in center, your child can leave the program at any time and at times youth may move through the building without direct supervision. Youth must possess a minimum level of independence to be part of the program.
- We offer an affordable, safe and positive environment for youth while school is not in session.
- Your child will be involved in organized activities, clubs, games and craft projects.
- Youth are grouped according to grade level.
- Our staff goes through an intensive orientation period and background checks.
- Staff members are certified in First Aid & CPR.
- It is the parent/guardians responsibility to provide a wholesome snack. Please no soda or fast-food.
- There is the opportunity for recreational swim for all children. Please send a bathing suit, towel, and swim cap.
The Y Academy facility in Lynn includes indoor and outdoor play spaces, and access to the YMCA’s pools, splash pad, gymnasium, and adventure zone. Year-round swim instruction is included in the tuition. Your child’s daily schedule is filled with activities that provide a balanced range of educational and physical activities.
Y Academy teachers are passionate about education. They are certified child care professionals dedicated to nurturing curiosity, inspiring creativity and teaching children how to succeed. Each lesson plan is infused with the Y’s core values of compassion, honesty, respect, and responsibility and accounts for your child’s individual learning needs. Our classrooms are licensed by the Department of Early Education and Care and adhere to EEC’s curriculum guidelines.
At the Y, we know that a well-rounded education includes activities that stimulate a healthy body, mind, and spirit. With your enrollment in Y Academy, your child receives a free Youth membership to the YMCA with access to preferred pricing and priority registration on programs and summer day camps across the YMCA of Metro North branches.
You can opt to extend those privileges and more to your entire family by joining the YMCA as Family members. When you join as a family, you will save the price of your child’s Youth membership from your family membership, a savings of up to 20% off. Membership at the YMCA gives you unlimited access to group exercise classes, gym time, family swim,
special events, and so much more.