Center in Harrisonville, NJ 08039
904 Mullica Hill Rd
Harrisonville, NJ 08039
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It shall be the purpose of the YMCA of Gloucester County?s Child Care Programs to meet the needs of families whose children might otherwise be in self care or be responsible for the care of younger siblings after arriving home from school. The YMCA of Gloucester County seeks to provide affordable child care in a supervised, safe, secure, and nurturing environment. The YMCA of Gloucester County shall provide a variety of activities ranging from quiet study time to exciting and stimulating indoor and outdoor fun and shall include a snack (in applicable programs).
Initially, the YMCA of Gloucester County?s Child Care Programs shall serve selected elementary schools within the school system with the long range goal of expanding the service to all elementary schools. The YMCA of Gloucester County?s Child Care Programs shall be licensed by the State of New Jersey to operate a child care center.
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We believe that each child is entitled to a supervised, safe, secure, and nurturing environment when separated from his/her parent(s). Furthermore, we believe that such an environment is preferable to self care during non-school hours. We believe that this time is important for developing social skills and pursuing interests, as well as, being a release from the structure of the school day.
We believe that a high quality Child Care Program is maintained through: a) interaction among staff and children b) curriculum, c) staff-parent interaction, d) staff qualification and development, e) administration, f) staffing, g) physical environment, h) health and safety, i) nutrition and food service, and j) evaluation.
We believe that children in self care are at risk; therefore, we believe in providing a convenient service which will result in strengthening families. Furthermore, we believe that providing this service falls within the realm of our public and social responsibility. We recognize the love, interest, and concern of each parent for the child and support active involvement by the parent in the Program.