YMCA "Kid Kare" Programm
Kids Kare, a school aged child care program, is operated in Souderton Area Elementary Schools by the Indian Valley Branch of the North Penn YMCA. The program, designed to meet the needs of working parents, is offered at all seven elementary schools from 7:00-8:30a.m. and from 3:30-6:00p.m. A program is also offered for middle school students at the Indian Valley YMCA, from 2:30-6:00p.m.
Children in grades K-7 whose parents are in school, work, or training are eligible for the program. Kindergarten students may take advantage of the sessions. For longer-term kindergarten care the Harleysville Branch of the YMCA offers morning kindergarten programs at Advent Lutheran Church and Emmanuel Lutheran Church and an afternoon kindergarten program at the Alumni Avenue, Harleysville site. Transportation for the morning kindergarten program will be provided for those children attending EMC, West Broad Street, Franconia and Vernfield Elementary Schools. Transportation for the afternoon kindergarten program will be provided only for those children attending Oak Ridge, Lower Salford and Salford Hills Elementary Schools.
The YMCA states, "It is the YMCA's aim to provide quality, safe, educational and recreational child care supervised by certified, experienced personnel." For additional information, call the Indian Valley Branch at 215-723-3569.