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Summer Enrichment

Discover, Play, Grow:  Summer Adventures Await!

The Summer Enrichment Program is an educational exploration of all we offer. SEP children will engage in enriching activities within our Discovery and Art classrooms, engage in technology opportunities, and explore the wonders of gardening. We strive to encourage social and emotional learning through play experience; and strongly encourage physical activity. The SEP children will experience hiking field trips, walks around the North Street Trail, and other enriching opportunities. We take pride in providing opportunities to encourage learning, growing, and healthy lifestyles.

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Immunization Records are Required

Immunization Records are required for the Summer Enrichment Program. If your child has attended one of our childcare programs previously, we will still need a new copy. Use the following links to quickly capture your child’s records using the State of Maine’s ImmPact Immunization Record Request Form. Please upload the completed files to our intake form, here.

Program Details
Activities & Amenities
  • Arts programming
  • Club activities
  • Garden Club
  • Gymnasium play
  • Library time
  • Mentoring
  • Open Swim (indoor & outdoor options)
  • Outdoor play
  • Swimming Lessons
  • Tech time
  • PLUS, youth have the opportunity to register for additional pay-for-play lessons.

The AYCC is proud to work with families to provide affordable, quality childcare options. We accept third party funding from many organizations, including the State of Maine, Department of Health and Human Services. Additionally, we offer financial assistance for some of our childcare programs and strive to do our best to connect area families with funding assistance so that children have the best possible opportunities for safe, quality childcare after school.

Contact

Danielle Bragg, Registrar & Billing Specialist

207-873-0684 x 787 / email

Financial Assistance

The AYCC offers a variety of financial options for families interested in attending our childcare programs. ALl registration forms include the application for assistance. Our Registrar & Billing Specialist reviews all applications and will reach out to each family with options for their family.

Third Party Childcare Assistance

This process must be completed and approved PRIOR to the child attending the program, unless personally paying for your child care fees.

If your family qualifies for any third party childcare assistance/subsidy, you MUST first obtain childcare assistance or reimbursement prior to the child’s attendance in the program. The most commonly utilized and accepted are the Child Care Affordability Program (CCAP) and Transitional Child Care (TCC). **Notes:  The Childcare Affordability Program is formerly known as the Childcare Subsidy Program (CCSP).

You may qualify for Transitional Child Care (TCC) If you have received TANF  in the last 12 months, or been open TCC in the last 30 days, have earnings at the time TANF closed, and are working now. If “yes” to all, you maybe be  potentially eligible for Transitional Child Care.

Contact the Child Care Unit: (207) 624-5200; Email: Childcare.dhhs@maine.gov; or visit your local DDHS office for more info.

If “no” to any TCC questions, Are you a parent who is: working, in school, in a job training program, or a guardian that is the age of 65 with retirement documentation? See income guidelines to the below:
If income eligible, you may be potentially eligible for the Child Care Affordabilty Program.

There are three ways to apply for CCAP:
  1. You can apply online: Click here
  2. Call (207) 624-7999 or 1-877-680-5866; or
  3. Visit your local DHHS office for more information.
  4. You may also contact Danielle Bragg, AYCC Registrar & Billing Specialist for assistance – email programbilling@clubaycc.org or call 207-873-0684 x787.
**Important**

It is the parent/guardian’s responsibility to report any absences to the Childcare Site Coordinator for the program the child attends. These are considered excused absences and each child is allowed a limited amount of absences.

  • Those utilizing third party funding for childcare must have a minimum attendance of 6 hours per week after school. During school vacations, children must have minimum attendance of 30 hours.
  • Any absence not reported to Childcare Site Coordinators would be considered unexcused, and must be reported to CCSP. This may result in a change or loss of third party funding.
  • As of September 30, 2023 CCAP’s Parent Fee Waiver (for qualifying households) and Enrollment vs
    Attendance Billing under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) will end. Parent’s will be responsible for their weekly parent fee assessed by CCAP. In addition, youth will need to attend a minimum of 6 hours per week. Families will be responsible for any fees not covered in the event of unexcused absences reported to CCAP.
State of Maine Income Eligibility Guidelines

Effective December 9, 2023

  • Youth ages 5-12 are able to attend the Summer Enrichment Program as campers. Five year olds must have COMPLETED Kindergarten in the 2023-2024 school year.
  • Counselor in Training (CITs) are ages 13-15 and require separate registration documents.

207-873-0684

DJ Adams, After School Program Director – dadams@clubaycc.org

Landon Knitweiss, Assistant After School Program Director, lknitweiss@clubaycc.org

Fees

  • Ages 5-12 – $185.00 per week, per child
  • The Counselor in Training (CIT) program is free (separate registration requirements apply)

We accept a variety of State of Maine and other third party payee options and also offer our own financial assistance program, now known as the Affordable Access Program.

Hours

  • Monday – Friday
  • 7:00 am-5:30 pm

Holiday Closures

  • Independence Day – Thursday, July 4
  • The Summer Enrichment Program and After School Programs are licensed by the State of Maine, Department of Health and Human Services.
  • This location is also accredited by the Council on Accreditation.
  • All childcare staff must be enrolled with the Rising Stars for Maine, formerly known as Maine Roads to Quality Professional Development Network, and complete mandatory training each year.
  • Experienced and Caring Staff: Our dedicated team of experienced educators and childcare professionals is passionate about creating a positive and supportive environment for your child’s growth and development.
  • Balanced Curriculum: We offer a well-rounded curriculum that includes a mix of educational, recreational, and creative activities. These activities are designed to encourage curiosity, critical thinking, and imaginative play.
  • Enrichment Activities: We offer a wide range of enrichment activities that allow children to explore various interests and talents. These may include arts and crafts, sports, music, dance, and more.
  • Nutritious Snacks: We provide daily snacks that are nutritious and delicious, ensuring your child has the energy to engage in our activities.
  • Safe and Secure Environment: Your child’s safety is our top priority. Our facilities are equipped with modern safety measures, and all staff members undergo thorough background checks.
  • Registration and Fees: Information regarding registration procedures, program fees, and payment schedules can be found this handbook. We strive to make our program accessible to all families and offer various payment options.
  • Behavioral Expectations: We believe in promoting a positive and respectful atmosphere where all children can thrive. Our policies outline our approach to discipline and encourages open communication with parents/guardians to address any behavioral concerns constructively.
  • Communication: Open and clear communication is essential for the success of our program. In this section, you’ll find information on how we stay in touch with parents/guardians, including newsletters, parent-teacher conferences, and online communication platforms.
  • Health and Safety: We take every precaution to maintain a healthy and safe environment for all participants. These policies provide details on illness, medications, emergency procedures, and allergy management.

Thank you for entrusting your child to our care.

Families may request childcare tax statements by completing the form below, or placing a request with the Welcome Center by calling 207-873-0684. Requests will be processed in the order they are received.

Please allow 7-10 business days for the email due to the volume of requests received.

Contact Wendy Grenier at wgrenier@clubaycc.org or at 207-873-0684 for information regarding your request.

**Please note that the AYCC runs childcare programs under both the Boys & Girls Clubs or the YMCA’s Tax Identification Numbers, and you will be provided with the appropriate information with the receipt.

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New for 2024!! South End Summer Rec Program

Located at the Green Street Park, this program offers a variety of engaging activities for youth in Kindergarten through 5th grade. Running June 24-August 23, the program includes daily nature activities, outdoor games and activities, arts and crafts, and other fantastic fun to keep your child safely entertained throughout the summer. Designed to promote physical activity, creativity, and social skills, the South End Summer Rec Program ensures a fun, safe, and enriching summer experience. Registration opens soon!

Details

  • Green Street Park, 15 Sherwin Street, Waterville
  • June 24-August 23 (closed July 3-5)
  • Monday-Thursday 10:00 am-2:00 pm
  • Free to attend, thanks for the AYCC’s Family Wellness Wraparound Program
  • Grades K-5 (youth must have completed Kindergarten to attend)
  • Lunch is provided daily

Contact:

April Taylor, Site Coordinator

207-649-8151

ataylor@clubaycc.org