"Before and after school enrichment programming that stimulates the whole child."
For many families, deciding on child care arrangements is an increasingly important issue. There is often a gap between the time school starts and when parents need to get to work, as well as a gap between the time children get home from school and when parents get home from work. North Shore Youth Council's School Age Child Care offers safe and enriching environments in the Mt. Sinai, Rocky Point, and Shoreham-Wading River School Districts to help parents and guardians fill these intervals during the day without leaving their children unattended at home.
You can feel good about trusting NSYC to ensure happy, stress-free days for your kids. Our child care programs serve families five days a week when school is in session, Monday thru Friday, in the mornings and afternoons, and focus on age-appropriate activities to promote physical, emotional, and social well-being. Our staff is trained and experienced in working with children to provide proactive supervision and encourage safe and appropriate interactions at all times.
North Shore Youth Council cares for the well-being and development of the more than 900 children and 3,000 families we serve each year.
Program Directors and Site Supervisors work diligently with child care staff to provide ample opportunities for children to:
+Build life skills +Explore their interests +Make decisions and problem-solve +Assume leadership roles +Experience a sense of self-efficacy and belonging +Get to know and contribute to their communities +Gain confidence in their personal abilities
School Age Child Care Mission:
To create a supportive, safe environment and promote the social and emotional enrichment of children by providing quality child care for working families throughout our service area. The program's mission and philosophy are responsive to the needs and aspirations of the community and guide our program administration, planning, implementation, and evaluation.
Our curriculum is designed to allow a choice of a wide range of developmentally appropriate and stimulating activities. There is a healthy balance of active and informal structure. The activities in our satellite programs vary from school district to school district, but your children can expect homework and study help, all kinds of fun skill-building games and activities, arts and crafts, indoor and outdoor play, plus specials like karate, yoga, music programs, and more! We take into account the needs and interests of children with allergies, special needs, and/or disabilities, and make necessary accommodations to ensure they are fully participating in the activities.
Activities and Interactions:
Our personnel work directly with children and parents to develop, plan, and implement activities. Parents, guardians, and children can expect programs to be flexible and relaxed, yet stable. We meet the physical needs of children, like needing a drink of water, being hungry for a snack, or using the restroom, without being rigid. Children can smoothly transition from one activity to another, especially at their own pace, but we also efficiently facilitate movements as a group.
Activities reflect the mission of the program by adhering to the styles, abilities, and interests of the children, in addition to their age range, languages, and cultures. Children have the opportunity to choose among and opt out of any given program activities. Our staff maintain active engagement with the children and relate to them in positive ways. They will always help children feel welcome and comfortable by treating them with respect, listening to what they have to say, and responding to them with acceptance and appreciation. Directors, supervisors, child care workers, and youth counselors will recognize and respond appropriately to a child's individual needs and use positive techniques to support and guide behaviors and promote respectful, cooperative interactions.
Click on the following links to learn more about our School Age Child Care programs, including current tuition rates, registration information and forms, and frequently asked questions.