Hamilton Area YMCA

BASE (Before & After School Enrichment)

Every day, hundreds of children from early learners to school-age are in the care of our YMCA. It is a rewarding demonstration of trust by their parents. As the largest and leading provider of childcare in the Hamilton area, the Y knows that earning this trust requires caring, trained staff and a commitment to excellence in service and administration.

This is why we participate in quality initiative programs which promote the ongoing development of safe, affordable and accessible educational programs to give your children the best start in life. For example, Afterschool Programs as part of the Partnership for a Healthier America, which seeks to ensure that more children have access to healthy food and regular physical activity.

The School Age Care program serves children ages 5 - 12 and offers full and partial week options for before and after school care.

The Y is committed to working with families to create a support system for healthy development. Our childcare programs do more than just care for children; they provide an opportunity for kids to learn, create, play, gain confidence and grow.

Consumer Product Safety List
As required by the State of New Jersey as licensed Childcare programs, we are required to review, at least annually, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) unsafe children's product list, ensure that items on the list are not at the center, and make the list accessible to staff and parents and/or provide parents with the CPSC website.

Internet access may be available at your local library. For more information, call the CPSC at 1.800.638.2772.

Childcare Administrative Office Hours
Monday - Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Holiday Hours: Friday, March 30 from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Registration

Registration must be completed in person in the Childcare Administrative Office located in the Cranbrook Building, which is adjacent to JKR. 

Please note that some programs to have a waitlist. Please call the Childcare office prior to registering to see if there is space at your child's school.

Bank drafts take 30 days to prenote, if you do not register for Bank Draft within 30 days of the first draft. The first month's tuition must be paid in full and then the draft will commence for the following months.

Reminder: tuition payments for BASE are due by the 1st day of the month of service. Payments can be made online by clicking here.

Our programs provide a safe, fun, supervised environment both before and after school. Our responsible, caring staff holds certifications in CPR, first aid and child abuse prevention, and is committed to understanding and meeting the individual needs of our families. This state-licensed program runs every day Hamilton Township schools are in session, from 7:30 a.m. until school begins, and after school until 5:50 p.m.

The program includes:

  • Homework support
  • The Healthy U program
  • Nutritious snacks
  • Community service projects
Program sites: Alexander, Kisthardt, Kuser, Langtree, McGalliard, Mercerville, Morgan, Robinson, Sayen, Sunnybrae, University Heights, Yardville and Yardville Heights.

Each child enrolled in a Before/After School Program for the 2017 - 2018 School Year will receive a FREE Hamilton Area YMCA Program Membership. 

The Hamilton Area YMCA is piloting online registration for the 2018 - 2019 Before and After School Enrichment Program (BASE). Below are the criteria necessary to register online:

  1. Children attending the following schools are eligible for online registration:
    •  Alexander
    •  Kisthardt
    •  Robinson
    •  Sayen
    •  Sunnybrae
    •  University Heights
    •  Yardville
    •  Yardville Heights

  2. Child(ren) must be currently registered in one of our before or after school programs. Incoming siblings must register in person.

  3. Child(ren) must be on bank draft for the current year as well as the 2018 - 2019 school year.

Online registration will be available from April 2nd to 23rd ONLY.

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FAQ

  1. How do I register online?
    1. Visit our website at www.hamiltonymca.org
    2. Click on the “School Age” tab
    3. Open the drawer for Online Registration
    4. Click on the Register button
    5. Log in using your email address and password (the password is automatically set to the Child’s initials + Date of Birth) example for John Doe born 01/01/2008 the password would be JD010108
    6.  
    7.  
    8. Complete bank draft form and submit it to the child care office within 5 days.
  2. How do I get my bank draft information in?

    You will have 5 days from the time of completing the online registration to mail in the bank draft form for the 2018-19 school year. The bank draft form can be downloaded from the School Age page of our website. The bank draft forms can be submitted…

    1. By email sent to sderrico@hamiltonymca.org
    2. By fax to 609-581-4737
    3. By mailing to the address below

      Hamilton Area YMCA
      1301 Whitehorse Mercerville Road
      Hamilton, NJ 08619
      Attn: Stacy Derrico

      Once your bank draft form is received, you will receive an email confirming that your child is registered for the 2018-19 school year.

      Please note: Your child’s registration will be pending until we receive the bank draft form. If we do not receive the bank draft form within 5 days of registering online, the child’s registration will be removed and you will need to complete the full registration, in person, at the child care office to guarantee your child’s spot in the program.

  3. Can I register my incoming child online?

    Online registration is only available for current participants. All new participants must be registered in person. New participants are required to have the completed 4 page registration packet, orange emergency card, membership application and $25.00 registration fee at the time of registration.

  4. What if I have a balance due for another Hamilton Area YMCA class/program?

    All Hamilton Area YMCA program/class balance must be paid in full prior to registering for the 2018-19 school year with the exception of summer camp 2018.

  5. Why were only 8 schools chosen?

    This is a pilot program being tested to a controlled group. The schools that were chosen are schools that are not at risk of reaching the maximum capacity for enrollment before the end of April. 

  6. Why the short time line to register online?

    Open registration for new participants begins on May 1st. We want to make sure that everyone that registers online has enough time to complete the registration and send in the bank draft form to guarantee your child’s spot in the program.

Alexander

  • Before School
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr 7:30 AM - 8:40 AM BSALEXANDER $25 / $25 / $25
    n/a
  • After School
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM AS430ALEX $25 / $25 / $25
    Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr 3:30 PM - 5:50 PM ASALEXANDER $25 / $25 / $25
    n/a

Kisthardt

  • Before School
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr 7:30 AM - 8:40 AM BSKISTHARDT $25 / $25 / $25
    n/a
  • After School
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM AS430KISTHA $25 / $25 / $25
    Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM ASKISTHARDT $25 / $25 / $25
    n/a

Robinson

  • Before School
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr 7:30 AM - 8:40 AM BSROBINSON $25 / $25 / $25
    n/a
  • After School
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM AS430ROBIN $25 / $25 / $25
    Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr 3:30 PM - 5:50 PM ASROBINSON $25 / $25 / $25
    n/a

Sayen

  • Before School
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr 7:30 AM - 8:40 AM BSSAYEN $25 / $25 / $25
    n/a
  • After School
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM AS430SAYEN $25 / $25 / $25
    Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr 3:30 PM - 5:50 PM ASSAYEN $25 / $25 / $25
    n/a

Sunnybrae

  • Before School
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr 7:30 AM - 8:40 AM BSSUNNYBRAE $25 / $25 / $25
    n/a
  • After School
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM AS430SUNNYBR $25 / $25 / $25
    Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr 3:30 PM - 5:50 PM ASSUNNYBRAE $25 / $25 / $25
    n/a

University Heights

  • Before School
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr 7:30 AM - 8:40 AM BSUNIVHGTS $25 / $25 / $25
    n/a
  • After School
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM AS430UNIVHGT $25 / $25 / $25
    Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr 3:30 PM - 5:50 PM ASUNIVHGTS $25 / $25 / $25
    n/a

Yardville

  • Before School
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr 7:30 AM - 8:40 AM BSYARDVILLE $25 / $25 / $25
    n/a
  • After School
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM AS430YARDVIL $25 / $25 / $25
    Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr 3:30 PM - 5:50 PM ASYARDVILLE $25 / $25 / $25
    n/a

Yardville Heights

  • Before School
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr 7:30 AM - 8:40 AM BSYARDHGTS $25 / $25 / $25
    n/a
  • After School
    DaysHoursCodeLocationProg / Fac / Fac+
    Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM AS430YARDHGT $25 / $25 / $25
    Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr 3:30 PM - 5:50 PM ASYARDHGTS $25 / $25 / $25
    n/a


For program and registration information, contact:
Keleigh Szmauz, Director, at 609.581.9622 ext. 119 or kszmauz@hamiltonymca.org.

Stacy Derrico, Program Office Manager, at 609.581.9622 ext. 115 or sderrico@hamiltonymca.org.