School Age Child Care (Grade 1 & Up)
The JCC provides care at the main JCC site and 2 satellite locations:
School-Age Registration Packet (Rates are listed in the packet)
- (DAIS) Dallastown Intermediate School - This location also includes Loganville-Springfield Elementary School
- (YARCS) York Academy Regional Charter School
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About the program
Our before and after school program provides a secure, and fun place for your child to come and play outside of school hours. Whether you are bringing them here before school or need after school care, or both, they will be well cared for.
We provide an opportunity for your child to socialize, play outside, swim, relax, participate in sports or play board games. If they choose to tackle their homework, we provide a quiet room and guidance should they need help.
Our before school care beginning at 6:00 AM, includes breakfast and a variety of activities before the children embark on their school day.
Our After Care program, operating from 3 to 6 PM, includes snack, a quiet time to complete homework or other quiet activities, outside play and other child selected activities.
About Our Staff
Recognizing that the quality of our program rests to a large extent on our staff, we recruit individuals with a strong interest in supporting the growth and development of the school age child. The staff undergo a comprehensive background check and receive state mandated child abuse training.
Staff complete at least 24 hours of training annually on such topics as child development, age appropriate program and activity planning, and effective guidance for school age children. The staff have regular meetings with the Director to review program policies, children's behavior and current trends. In addition, staff receive annual training on Pediatric first aid, CPR and child abuse prevention.
Our School Age Program Director, George Kapterian, is responsible for adhering to the standards set by the state of Pennsylvania for Keystone STARS-STAR 4 and Department of Public Welfare school age child care programs. He supervises staff closely, meeting formally with the team once per week.
Schools and Transportation
The following schools provide transportation to and from the JCC: Valley View Elementary, Indian Rock Elementary, York Township Elementary, Ore Valley Elementary, Leaders Heights Elementary, Dallastown Area Intermediate School.
If your child attends East York Elementary, York Suburban Middle School, or Yorkshire Elementary
the JCC will provide transportation for an additional fee. Please contact the Director
or Billing Office for current rates.
If your family lives in Suburban or Dallastown Area School District, but your child attends a school outside of the district (Montessori, St. Joseph's of York, etc.) or is in an LIU classroom, you may still be able to attend our program because these schools transport the children to our building. Please contact your district for more information.
Care for children attending Dallastown Intermediate (DAIS) and Loganville-Springfield Elementary is offered at the DAIS site.Transportation to and from Loganville -Springfield to DAIS is provided by the school.
Our programs will also run when school is closed, whether it's an inclement weather closing or a planned day off for teacher in-service.
For scheduled days off
, a sign up sheet will be provided at your designated site. Please sign up at least 1 week before to allow for appropriate staffing. NOTE: If you do not sign up, the JCC reserves the right to deny drop-in care due to staff constraints.
When there is a full day off
, care is provided at the JCC for Dallastown Intermediate and Loganville-Springfield students.
On early dismissals and delayed starts
, care will be held on site at Dallastown Intermediate school.
York Academy Regional Charter School: Care is provided on-site at the School for days off, early dismissals, and delayed starts.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) email: email@example.com.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
George Kapterian School Age Director
George is a certified elementary school teacher (K-6). Through hard work and dedication he was promoted from Assistant School Age Director to School Age Director in 2015. Before accepting positions in the childcare department, he taught swimming at the JCC and he worked as a TSS for a wrap around behavioral health agency. He also owns and operates a martial arts school.
Kevin Kennedy Assistant School Age Director
Kevin has been a teacher at the York JCC since 2000.
He has worked at length with children of all ages, most recently as a preschool teacher in the School for the Early Years at the JCC. Previous to the JCC, he has worked as a summer camp counselor and administrator at Kingswood Camp for Boys in N. H. and as an assistant athletic director at York Catholic High School.