The YMCA of Greater Des Moines After School Program is offered at local elementary schools or YMCA branches. Care is offered at various times, so please contact us for details. The John R. Grubb YMCA hosts their YMCA of the USA sponsored afterschool program at Findley Elementary for students of that school.
WHY CHOOSE THE YMCA?
A long-standing non-profit organization
The YMCA of Greater Des Moines has been serving this community since 1868, meeting changing community needs for over 140 years.
In response to the needs of the community, the YMCA is one of the largest providers of school age programs in Central Iowa.
Thanks to many generous community donors to the YMCA Annual Campaign, the YMCA strives to never turn anyone away from the YMCA due to an inability to pay.
Approximately 300 children are entrusted to our care every day across the Des Moines metro area.
We meet state standards for our staff to child ratio. Our maximum ratio is 1:15 and often we exceed our staff ratios at most sites.
An integral component of the YMCAs quality programming is staffing. Our staff consists of mature and enthusiastic individuals who help us provide a quality, safe and enjoyable program. Reference checks are conducted, documented and filed on all employees working with children. A Criminal History Background Check, physical and a TB Test are also required.
The YMCA of Greater Des Moines requires all school age program staff to take CPR, First Aid, and Child Abuse Prevention trainings within the first 30 days of employment.
Staff are also required to participate in continuing education classes throughout their employment with the YMCA.