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Distance Learning Co-Op for Elementary School

DISTANCE LEARNING CO-OPS

The Wallingford Family YMCA Distance Learning Co-Ops take place at the East Side Branch from 7:00AM-6:00PM. Participants will enjoy fun-filled days that include small group activities, supervised distance learning, active play in our gym, swimming & the magic of Camp Ulbrich. Our Co-Ops are state-licensed programs with full time staff oversight, and we follow all Office of Early Childhood COVID operating protocols. Financial assistance is available and we accept Care4Kids. Discounts are available for YMCA members and our current SAGE/ELMS program participants.
Program Questions? Contact Eric Skinner at eskinner@wallingfordymca.org or 203-269-4497 x115

Financial Assistance Questions? Contact Tammi Mastroianni at tmastroianni@wallingfordymca.org or 203-269-4497 x114

Elementary Distance Learning Co-Op FAQ

Basics
Who: K-5 students in schools that have been closed temporarily due to COVID
How Much: $55 for YMCA Members, $80 for Non-Members with a 20% discount for SAGE participants

Registration Process
Completed forms should be emailed to tmastroianni@wallingfordymca.org. Pre-registration will be accepted up to 48 hours before the chosen date. Parents will be sent an email to the addresses listed on this form with a link to register for the days they need care in the event their child’s school closes. Bills will be emailed or they will be drafted at the time they select your day(s). Payment must be received before the date(s) enrolled. The Co-Op needs a minimum number of participants to run. Parents will receive an email 24 hours before if we do not have enough participants to run the Co-Op that day.  

 

Parent FAQ

WHAT SHOULD MY CHILD BRING WITH THEM?
Each day, your child should bring snacks & a non-perishable lunch, water bottle, a book to read, and their school-issued Chromebook & a pair of headphones for distance learning. Groups may swim, so make sure to pack a bathing suit and towel as well. Lunches must be self-contained and kept in each student’s bag and will NOT be refrigerated or heated up. They should NOT bring any toys or electronics other than their Chromebook.

HOW WILL YOU KEEP CAMPERS SAFE?
Children & staff must wear masks and will be washing or sanitizing their hands before & after each period. Groups will have a maximum of 16 children to maintain OEC guidelines and staff are trained in our enhanced cleaning procedures. Each group will have their own designated “Homebase” where their stuff will stay and they will eat lunch. Students will be pre-sorted in groups depended on grade to the best of our ability. As a result of this, there will be no drop ins allowed. Parents will NOT be allowed in the building for drop off & pick up. Staff will escort children to their groups in the morning and to their parents in the afternoon. If your child or anyone in your household has been asked to quarantine, isolate, has COVID-like symptoms or is waiting on COVID-19 test results, your child CANNOT attend program. If your child is not permitted into the program due quarantine, you will be credited for that day of care.

HOW WILL YOU MAINTAIN NEW CLEANING PROCEDURES?
We will be abiding by all CDC guidelines as related to cleaning and sanitizing spaces & equipment. Staff will be on hand to clean each area after group use. All high touch surfaces including doorknobs & program equipment will be wiped down multiple times per day. Drinking fountains are shut off and water bottles will be refilled by staff at designated sinks.

HOW WILL MY CHILD DISTANCE LEARN?
Children will have access to their Chromebooks during their scheduled distance learning time. Our staff will be there to help with any work and questions that they have. Students will need to have their fully-charged Chromebooks and a pair of headphones brought with them each day.