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After School Care (After School Care)
Age 5 to 12
Select up to 5 days
Contact Center

Buehler YMCA operates an in-house, DCFS-licensed after-school care program throughout the school year. Students are transported from school to the YMCA and provided care until 6pm. A snack is provided daily.

Activities offered during our Link After School Care Program include homework support, character development, games and fitness activities, arts and crafts, swimming, and much more. Additionally, staff will transfer children to and from other YMCA programs that operate during Link Program times.

Current schools serviced include Hunting Ridge, Immanuel Lutheran, Jane Addams, Lake Louise, Lincoln, Marion Jordan, Paddock, Pleasant Hill, Sanborn, St. Theresa, Virginia Lake, Whitely, and Winston Campus. For more information or to register, contact School Age Program Coordinator Annie Yung at 847.410.5233.

After School Care (After School Care)
Age 5 to 12
Select up to 5 days
Contact Center

Buehler YMCA operates an in-house, DCFS-licensed after-school care program throughout the school year. Students are transported from school to the YMCA and provided care until 6pm. A snack is provided daily.

Activities offered during our Link After School Care Program include homework support, character development, games and fitness activities, arts and crafts, swimming, and much more. Additionally, staff will transfer children to and from other YMCA programs that operate during Link Program times.

Current schools serviced include Hunting Ridge, Immanuel Lutheran, Jane Addams, Lake Louise, Lincoln, Marion Jordan, Paddock, Pleasant Hill, Sanborn, St. Theresa, Virginia Lake, Whitely, and Winston Campus. For more information or to register, contact School Age Program Coordinator Annie Yung at 847.410.5233.

After School Care (After School Care)
Age 5 to 12
Select up to 5 days
Class is Full

Buehler YMCA operates an in-house, DCFS-licensed after-school care program throughout the school year. Students are transported from school to the YMCA and provided care until 6pm. A snack is provided daily.

Activities offered during our Link After School Care Program include homework support, character development, games and fitness activities, arts and crafts, swimming, and much more. Additionally, staff will transfer children to and from other YMCA programs that operate during Link Program times.

Current schools serviced include Hunting Ridge, Immanuel Lutheran, Jane Addams, Lake Louise, Lincoln, Marion Jordan, Paddock, Pleasant Hill, Sanborn, St. Theresa, Virginia Lake, Whitely, and Winston Campus. For more information or to register, contact School Age Program Coordinator Annie Yung at 847.410.5233.

After School Care (After School Care)
Age 5 to 12
Select up to 5 days
Contact Center

Buehler YMCA operates an in-house, DCFS-licensed after-school care program throughout the school year. Students are transported from school to the YMCA and provided care until 6pm. A snack is provided daily.

Activities offered during our Link After School Care Program include homework support, character development, games and fitness activities, arts and crafts, swimming, and much more. Additionally, staff will transfer children to and from other YMCA programs that operate during Link Program times.

Current schools serviced include Hunting Ridge, Immanuel Lutheran, Jane Addams, Lake Louise, Lincoln, Marion Jordan, Paddock, Pleasant Hill, Sanborn, St. Theresa, Virginia Lake, Whitely, and Winston Campus. For more information or to register, contact School Age Program Coordinator Annie Yung at 847.410.5233.

After School Care (After School Care)
Age 5 to 12
Select up to 5 days
Contact Center

Buehler YMCA operates an in-house, DCFS-licensed after-school care program throughout the school year. Students are transported from school to the YMCA and provided care until 6pm. A snack is provided daily.

Activities offered during our Link After School Care Program include homework support, character development, games and fitness activities, arts and crafts, swimming, and much more. Additionally, staff will transfer children to and from other YMCA programs that operate during Link Program times.

Current schools serviced include Hunting Ridge, Immanuel Lutheran, Jane Addams, Lake Louise, Lincoln, Marion Jordan, Paddock, Pleasant Hill, Sanborn, St. Theresa, Virginia Lake, Whitely, and Winston Campus. For more information or to register, contact School Age Program Coordinator Annie Yung at 847.410.5233.

After School Care (After School Care)
Age 5 to 12
Select up to 5 days
Contact Center

Buehler YMCA operates an in-house, DCFS-licensed after-school care program throughout the school year. Students are transported from school to the YMCA and provided care until 6pm. A snack is provided daily.

Activities offered during our Link After School Care Program include homework support, character development, games and fitness activities, arts and crafts, swimming, and much more. Additionally, staff will transfer children to and from other YMCA programs that operate during Link Program times.

Current schools serviced include Hunting Ridge, Immanuel Lutheran, Jane Addams, Lake Louise, Lincoln, Marion Jordan, Paddock, Pleasant Hill, Sanborn, St. Theresa, Virginia Lake, Whitely, and Winston Campus. For more information or to register, contact School Age Program Coordinator Annie Yung at 847.410.5233.

Kindergarten After School Care (After School Care)
Age 4 yrs 9 mths to 5 yrs 9 mths
Select up to 5 days
Contact Center

Buehler YMCA operates an in-house, DCFS-licensed after-school care program throughout the school year. Students enrolled in our PM Kindergarten Counts program can extend care to 6pm through enrollment in Kindergarten Link.

Activities offered during our Kindergarten Link After School Care Program include character development, games and fitness activities, arts and crafts, swimming, and much more. Additionally, staff will transfer children to and from other YMCA programs that operate during Link Program times. For more information or to register, contact School Age Program Coordinator Jenn Stricker at 847.410.5230.

Before School Care (Before School Care)
Age 2 yrs 6 mths to 5
Select up to 5 days
Contact Center

Buehler offers before care for half day preschool on a limited basis. Drop off as early as 7:00 am and teachers will transfer your child to their preschool class.

Before School Care (Before School Care)
Age 5 to 12
Select up to 5 days
Contact Center

Buehler YMCA operates an in-house, DCFS-licensed before-school care program throughout the school year. Care is provided beginning at 6:45am until students are transported from the YMCA to school. Breakfast is provided daily.

Activities offered during our Link Before School Care Program include character development, classroom games and activities, and arts and crafts.

Current schools serviced include Hunting Ridge, Immanuel Lutheran, Jane Addams, Lake Louise, Lincoln, Marion Jordan, Paddock, Pleasant Hill, Sanborn, St. Theresa, Virginia Lake, Whitely, and Winston Campus. For more information or to register, contact School Age Program Coordinator Jenn Stricker at 847.410.5230.

Registration for the 2014-15 school year opens May 1, 2014.

Preschool Full Day (Preschool Enrichment)
Age 3 to 5
Select up to 5 days
Contact Center

Buehler YMCA is proud to offer a new year-round play-based Full Day Preschool Program that provides care and education from 7am to 6pm Monday-Friday. Our Preschool Programs encourage children to explore their environment as they develop creativity, problem-solving, and skills related to cognitive, physical, and social/emotional growth. Students are introduced to literacy through a phonemic approach that includes the Jolly Phonics curriculum as well as math, science, and social studies concepts taught through hands-on activities. Additionally, children in our Full Day Preschool Program participate in special activities including music, games and fitness activities in the gym, and swim lessons taught by instructors in our Aquatics Department each week.

Trained early childhood educators undergo continual professional development to ensure best practices are being used in the classroom. Teachers utilize the centers method of small-group instruction, and the curriculum is based on the Illinois Early Learning Standards. Our Preschool Programs are also licensed by DCFS.

To be eligible for Full Day Preschool, students must be between 3 and 5 years old and potty trained. Children may enroll at any time assuming there are openings available. Full Day Preschool does not operate on major holidays including New Year?s Eve, New Year?s Day, Memorial Day, the 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. For more information or to register, contact Child Care Director LuAnn Wachsmuth at 847.410.5219 and or Jenn Stricker Early Childhood Program Manager at 847.410.5230.

Preschool Level 1 T/TH (Preschool Enrichment)
Age 2 yrs 6 mths to 3
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9:15am - 11:00am
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9:15am - 11:00am
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Buehler YMCA offers play-based Preschool Programs that encourage children to explore their environment as they develop creativity, problem-solving, and skills related to cognitive, physical, and social/emotional growth. Students are introduced to literacy, math, science, and social studies concepts through hands-on activities.

Trained early childhood educators undergo continual professional development to ensure best practices are being used in the classroom. Teachers utilize the centers method of small-group instruction, and the curriculum is based on the Illinois Early Learning Standards. Our Preschool Programs are also licensed by DCFS.

In addition to Preschool class, students who are 3 years old have the opportunity to participate in once-weekly 45-minutes swim lessons taught by instructors in our Aquatics Department. Preschool staff transfer students to this coordinating program.

To be eligible for Level 1 Preschool during the 2015-16 school year, students? birthdays must be between 9/1/12 and 3/1/13. For more information or to register, contact Child Care Director LuAnn Wachsmuth at 847.410.5219 and or Jenn Stricker Early Childcare Program Manager at 847.410.5230

Kids Day Out Apr 30 (School's Day Out)
Age 5 to 12
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7:00am - 6:00pm
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Here?s a solution to those school holidays, teacher institute days, and other student non-attendance days. Our Kids? Day Out Program, designed for children in grades K-6, offers a full day of entertainment including field trips, games, arts and crafts, and activities in areas of our YMCA facility like our pool, gym, and Family Adventure Center.

Care is provided from 7am to 6pm. Remember to bring a lunch, drink or water bottle, snack, swimming suit, and towel each day. Visit our Member Services Desk for more detailed daily information two weeks prior to a scheduled Kids? Day Out program date.

All Kids? Day Out participants must pre-register and have a current emergency form including parent contact information and pertinent medical information and listing individuals approved for pick-up on file before they will be permitted entrance into the program. Children do not have to be members of the YMCA nor participants in the Link Program to attend.

Kids Day Out Apr 30 (School's Day Out)
Age 5 to 12
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Mon
 
Tue
 
Wed
 
Thu
7:00am - 6:00pm
Fri
 
Sat
 
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Here?s a solution to those school holidays, teacher institute days, and other student non-attendance days. Our Kids? Day Out Program, designed for children in grades K-6, offers a full day of entertainment including field trips, games, arts and crafts, and activities in areas of our YMCA facility like our pool, gym, and Family Adventure Center.

Care is provided from 7am to 6pm. Remember to bring a lunch, drink or water bottle, snack, swimming suit, and towel each day. Visit our Member Services Desk for more detailed daily information two weeks prior to a scheduled Kids? Day Out program date.

All Kids? Day Out participants must pre-register and have a current emergency form including parent contact information and pertinent medical information and listing individuals approved for pick-up on file before they will be permitted entrance into the program. Children do not have to be members of the YMCA nor participants in the Link Program to attend.

Kids Day Out May 1 (School's Day Out)
Age 5 to 12
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Mon
 
Tue
 
Wed
 
Thu
 
Fri
7:00am - 6:00pm
Sat
 
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Here?s a solution to those school holidays, teacher institute days, and other student non-attendance days. Our Kids? Day Out Program, designed for children in grades K-6, offers a full day of entertainment including field trips, games, arts and crafts, and activities in areas of our YMCA facility like our pool, gym, and Family Adventure Center.

Care is provided from 7am to 6pm. Remember to bring a lunch, drink or water bottle, snack, swimming suit, and towel each day. Visit our Member Services Desk for more detailed daily information two weeks prior to a scheduled Kids? Day Out program date.

All Kids? Day Out participants must pre-register and have a current emergency form including parent contact information and pertinent medical information and listing individuals approved for pick-up on file before they will be permitted entrance into the program. Children do not have to be members of the YMCA nor participants in the Link Program to attend.

Kids Day Out May 1 (School's Day Out)
Age 5 to 12
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Mon
 
Tue
 
Wed
 
Thu
 
Fri
7:00am - 6:00pm
Sat
 
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Here?s a solution to those school holidays, teacher institute days, and other student non-attendance days. Our Kids? Day Out Program, designed for children in grades K-6, offers a full day of entertainment including field trips, games, arts and crafts, and activities in areas of our YMCA facility like our pool, gym, and Family Adventure Center.

Care is provided from 7am to 6pm. Remember to bring a lunch, drink or water bottle, snack, swimming suit, and towel each day. Visit our Member Services Desk for more detailed daily information two weeks prior to a scheduled Kids? Day Out program date.

All Kids? Day Out participants must pre-register and have a current emergency form including parent contact information and pertinent medical information and listing individuals approved for pick-up on file before they will be permitted entrance into the program. Children do not have to be members of the YMCA nor participants in the Link Program to attend.

Dino Detective (Preschool Enrichment)
Age 4 to 6 yrs 6 mths
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1:00pm - 2:00pm
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(Age 4-6) Join us as we travel back to the land of the dinosaurs! If your child loves dinosaurs, this is the
perfect class. We will excavate dinosaur bones, make fossils, distinguish between carnivores, omnivores, and herbivores,
and learn all about the "giant lizards" from the past.

Kids Cooking & Fun (Preschool Enrichment)
Age 3 yrs 6 mths to 6 yrs 11 mths
Sun
 
Mon
 
Tue
 
Wed
1:00pm - 2:00pm
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Fri
 
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This program will bring out the jr master chef in your child. Children will enjoy making several tasty treats each week that even the pickiest
eater will enjoy. Please alert instructor to any food allergies.

Lunch Bunch Fridays (Preschool Enrichment)
Age 3 to 5 yrs 6 mths
Sun
 
Mon
 
Tue
 
Wed
 
Thu
 
Fri
11:45am - 1:00pm
Sat
 
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(Age 3-5) Learn the proper etiquette of eating at a table; including manners and cleaning up after one's self. When your child finishes lunch they may choose a center to rotate through. Our staff will transfer your child to their enrichment class at no extra cost! Please alert staff to any food allergies or restrictions. This class is for currently enrolled preschool students. Registration is for every Friday of the session. Lunch bunch does not meet when preschool is not in session.

Lunch Bunch Mondays (Preschool Enrichment)
Age 3 to 5 yrs 6 mths
Sun
 
Mon
11:45am - 1:00pm
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Wed
 
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Sat
 
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(Age 3-5) Learn the proper etiquette of eating at a table; including manners and cleaning up after one's self. When your child finishes lunch they may choose a center to rotate through. Our staff will transfer your child to their enrichment class at no extra cost! Please alert staff to any food allergies or restrictions. This class is for currently enrolled preschool students. Registration is for every Monday of the session. Lunch bunch does not meet when preschool is not in session.

Lunch Bunch Random Days (Preschool Enrichment)
Age 3 to 5 yrs 6 mths
Sun
 
Mon
11:45am - 1:00pm
Tue
11:45am - 1:00pm
Wed
11:45am - 1:00pm
Thu
11:45am - 1:00pm
Fri
11:45am - 1:00pm
Sat
 
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(Ages 3-6) One hour of social fun for your child to play with their friends, make new friends and enjoy conversation over lunch. Please alert staff to any food allergies or restrictions.
Currently enrolled preschool participants will be transferred from their preschool classroom to the Lunch Bunch room.
Currently enrolled preschool participants may choose days to sign up for lunch bunch at the cost of $5.00 per day. If you choose to sign up for a particular day please do
so 24 hours in advance.

Lunch Bunch Thursdays (Preschool Enrichment)
Age 3 to 5 yrs 6 mths
Sun
 
Mon
 
Tue
 
Wed
 
Thu
11:45am - 1:00pm
Fri
 
Sat
 
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(Age 3-5) Learn the proper etiquette of eating at a table; including manners and cleaning up after one's self. When your child finishes lunch they may choose a center to rotate through. Our staff will transfer your child to their enrichment class at no extra cost! Please alert staff to any food allergies or restrictions. This class is for currently enrolled preschool students. Registration is for every Thursday of the session. Lunch bunch does not meet when preschool is not in session.

Lunch Bunch Tuesdays (Preschool Enrichment)
Age 3 to 5 yrs 6 mths
Sun
 
Mon
 
Tue
11:45am - 1:00pm
Wed
 
Thu
 
Fri
 
Sat
 
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(Age 3-5) Learn the proper etiquette of eating at a table; including manners and cleaning up after one's self. When your child finishes lunch they may choose a center to rotate through. Our staff will transfer your child to their enrichment class at no extra cost! Please alert staff to any food allergies or restrictions. This class is for currently enrolled preschool students. Registration is for every Tuesday of the session. Lunch bunch does not meet when preschool is not in session.

Lunch Bunch Wednesdays (Preschool Enrichment)
Age 3 to 5 yrs 6 mths
Sun
 
Mon
 
Tue
 
Wed
11:45am - 1:00pm
Thu
 
Fri
 
Sat
 
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(Age 3-5) Learn the proper etiquette of eating at a table; including manners and cleaning up after one's self. When your child finishes lunch they may choose a center to rotate through. Our staff will transfer your child to their enrichment class at no extra cost! Please alert staff to any food allergies or restrictions. This class is for currently enrolled preschool students. Registration is for every Wednesday of the session. Lunch bunch does not meet when preschool is not in session.

Messy Monsters (Preschool Enrichment)
Age 1 yrs 6 mths to 3
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Mon
 
Tue
 
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Fri
9:30am - 10:15am
Sat
 
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This is a fun class where your toddler and you will join in messy, fun, creative activities. The instructor will lead all
sorts of sensory experiences with paint, playdo, goo, bubbles, shaving cream, etc. Parents are encouraged to stay and get
messy with their toddler. Parents of children not potty trained may not leave the building.

Science Discovery (Preschool Enrichment)
Age 4 to 6 yrs 11 mths
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Mon
 
Tue
 
Wed
1:00pm - 2:00pm
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Sat
 
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(Age 4-6) Your child loves to discover because kids are natural-born scientists.
Let's build the curiosity for the world they live in with this experimentation class. Children
will use all their senses to learn in this hands-on class.

Wildlife Safari (Preschool Enrichment)
Age 4 to 6 yrs 6 mths
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Mon
1:00pm - 2:00pm
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(ages 4-6) Come join us while we discover the wonderful world of animals. We will invesigate animals from every continent
and learn fun facts. Students will make a animal safari passport that will take them around the animal world.

Junior Chefs (School Age Enrichment Classes)
Age 6 to 12
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Mon
 
Tue
4:15pm - 5:15pm
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Sat
 
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(Ages 6-12) Jr. Chefs is a hands-on cooking class that will introduce your child from start to finish how to follow a recipe
using different tools and ingredients.

Preschool Spanish (School Age Enrichment Classes)
Age 3 yrs 6 mths to 6 yrs 6 mths
Sun
 
Mon
 
Tue
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Wed
 
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Sat
 
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(Age 3-5) The best time to learn a second language is as a child. Your child will learn the Spanish language through fun,
exciting and engaging activities! Your child will be fully immersed in a Spanish language room and will learn through
real-life situation games, music, building vocabulary, and developing listening skills through read-alouds, and arts and crafts.
Minimum/Maximum: 5/10. (Downstairs Craft Room)

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