Before and After School Programs K-4

The YWCA School Age Childcare program K-4

The YWCA School Age Childcare Program mission statement is, “Children are challenged to gain a positive self-image, engage in learning activities that stimulate their natural curiosity, develop friendships and learn to relate to others with respect.”

The primary aim of the YWCA of Niagara School Age Childcare Program (SACC) is to offer safe, affordable and dependable care for elementary school children. Licensed through the New York State Office of Child and Family Services, the YWCA staff prepares plans that include a wide range of supervised activities:

  • Daily snack
  • Indoor and outdoor sports and games
  • Arts and crafts with holiday celebrations
  • Staff directed homework assistance and quiet time for reading

All activities are designed to promote positive self-esteem, appreciation and respect for each child’s background and culture. The program is offered at various schools in the Lockport and Newfane school districts. Before school arrival time is 7:00 a.m. and after school departure time is 6:00 p.m. The YWCA of Niagara also offers child care for school early release days, holidays and snow days.

2013-2014 Lockport Brochure

Lockport Early Release 2013-2014 (half-days):

  • September 4
  • November 8 and 20
  • December 3
  • January 31
  • February 6
  • April 10
  • June 24,25,26

Lockport Holidays 2013-2014:

  • October 14 Columbus Day
  • November 11 Veterans Day
  • December 23, 26, 27, 30, January 2, 3 Winter Recess
  • January 20 Martin Luther King Day
  • February 17-21 Mid-Winter Recess
  • April 11, 14-18 Spring Recess

Superintendent’s Conference Days April 25 and May 9

2013-2014 Newfane Brochure

Newfane Early Release 2013-2014 (half days):

  • December 5,11,16 ECC & EL

*ECC Early Childhood Center, *EL Newfane Elementary

Newfane Holidays 2013-2014:

  • October 14 Columbus Day
  • November 11 Veterans Day
  • December 23, 26, 27, 30 Winter Recess
  • January 20 Martin Luther King Day
  • February 17-19 Mid-Winter Recess
  • April 14-18 and 25 Spring Recess

Snow Days 2013-2014

Participants will complete all School Age Childcare registration materials at the beginning of the school year and be ready for those unexpected snow days. In the event of a snow day in the Lockport School district, a child care program will be held at the YWCA of Niagara, 32 Cottage Street. The program fee is $25 per child and is due at drop off. Program hours are 7:00am-6:00pm. Bring a bagged lunch with drink, and we’ll serve breakfast and snack. The program will not operate in the event of a power outage or a driving ban within the city of Lockport.”

SACC registration forms