Saugus Y Academy Out of School Time Program
As a youth development leader, the YMCA of Metro North designed its Y Academy Early Learning and Out-of-School Time programs to provide unique, enriching experiences that spark children’s imagination and curiosity while supporting their academic, physical, and social development. From infants to toddlers, preschool to after school and beyond, the Y Academy encourages children of all ages to excel on their educational and developmental journeys.
The Y Academy in Saugus 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.
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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 Y Academy facility in Saugus includes indoor and outdoor play spaces, and access to the YMCA’s gymnasium, gymnastics center, and seasonal pools and splash pad. Seasonal 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.
Everyone belongs at the Y. Financial assistance is available to qualified Y Academy applicants. This is possible thanks to the many generous donors who donate to the Y’s Annual Campaign. Financial assistance is also available through state child care circuit vouchers for those who qualify.