Ott Family YMCA Child Care

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Fun Factory After School Enrichment Program
Character development is at the heart of all YMCA programming. We believe and teach four character values in all that we do: caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Our staff has developed age appropriate activities that are play-orientated. We promote physical, social, emotional and cognitive development to help reinforce a foundation of lifelong learning. Whether it’s building a fort, playing soccer, doing arts and crafts or finishing their homework, a day at Fun Factory offers each child a well-rounded selection of activities.

YMCA Fun Factory School Age Enrichment ProgramThe Arizona Department of Health Services licenses each of our Fun Factory Sites. Child care staff have background checks done by the Arizona Department of Public Safety, are first aid and CPR certified and receive 12 hours of training yearly.

We offer after school care at various locations: Wrightstown, Erickson, Dietz, Van Horne, Wheeler, Desert Willow, Cottonwood, Sycamore and Ocotillo Ridge Elementary Schools.  After school care is available until 6:00 p.m. daily for $58 per week. Each participant must have a current YMCA Program Membership, a completed registration packet and a copy of their immunization record on file.

Before school programming is available if your child attends Wheeler Elementary, beginning at 7 a.m.  The fee for before school is $28 per week, and if your child attends both before and after school at Wheeler the fee is $66 per week.  All before and after school care programs offer a multi child discount of $5 per week, per child. DES licensed.

Click here to download the required registration forms. Forms must be brought to the branch in order to complete the registration process.

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Y Kids Adventure Days
When school is closed in either the Tucson Unified or Vail School District, a full day recreational program is available at the Ott Family YMCA from 7am - 6pm.  Adventure Days at the YMCA include arts and crafts, swimming, roller blading and field trips.  Adult to child ratio is 1:12.  Registration begins two weeks prior to the school holiday, and spaces are limited so sign up early. DES licensed. Fee is $21 per day and the program is for K-5th graders.

Vail School District Intercession Child Care
Children are involved in a recreational program including hands-on activities and instruction based on the value of caring, respect, responsibility and honesty. Fun filled days include arts and humanities, fitness, nutrition, computers, field trips, swimming, roller blading, skateboarding (children supply own gear) and much more!

This program is offered in 2 sessions, March 9th to March 13th and March 16th to March 20th. All days begin at 7:00am and end at 6:00pm. The fee is $105 per week-long session. Kindergarten to 5th grade child care is available at Desert Willow Elementary and Sycamore Elementary (Corona de Tucson). Care for 4th to 8th graders is offered at Old Vail Middle School.

The necessary forms for registration will be available for download on February 9th.

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Lil' Otters Preschool at the Ott Family YMCA
Our preschool offers year round learning and fun for 3 to 5 year olds. Activities include reading and math readiness, circle time, arts & crafts, music and daily swimming in the summer. Adult to child ratios are kept small to ensure maximum teacher to student interaction, and the program is DES licensed. Hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 12:00pm.

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Ott Preschool at Wrightstown Elementary School
Our preschool offers learning and fun for 3 to 5 year olds. This academic enrichment program includes reading and number readiness, circle time, arts and crafts, music, science fun, quiet time and outdoor play. DES licensed. Preschool begins at 7:30am each day and you may choose to have your child attend until 2:30pm or 6:00pm.

2 Days
$60 (2:30pm)
$85 (6:00pm)

3 Days
$80 (2:30pm)
$80 (6:00pm)

5 Days
$100 (2:30pm)
$120 (6:00pm

Red Cross Babysitter Training
This American Red Cross babysitter's training course is designed to provide youth ages 11-14 with the information and skills necessary to provide safe and responsible care for children in the absence of parents or guardians.  This training helps participants develop skills in leadership and professionalism, basic care, safety, safe play and first aid. Students will learn how to help in a choking emergency and to give rescue breaths until trained medical personnnel arrive.

Classes are offered on February 28, March 21 and April 18. All classes begin at 9:00am and end at 5:00pm. The Facility Member fee is $36 and the Program Member fee is $40.