Countryside YMCA in Clarksville, Ohio offers a safe, nurturing environment for children to learn and grow. our Step Up to Quality star-rated preschool and school age program is designed to meet the needs of families with children ages three years old through eighth grade.
Our vision is for all Countryside YMCA childcare programs to be the leaders in building children of character. Our program encompasses the YMCA core values of caring, honesty, responsibility, respect, and faith.
Full Time Preschool
Part Time Preschool - wraparound of the school's part time program
Before & After School - during the school year, Kindergarten through eighth grade
Summer Adventure - a summer camp program for school age children
Preschool Program Highlights:
Lessons are designed to enhance problem-solving skills, improve personal interaction, and showcase each child's natural creativity.
The well-planned curriculum is consistent with the YMCA's philosophy to offer child-centered and holistic learning. The curriculum is aligned with the State of Ohio's learning and development standards for Social-Emotional Development, Approaches Toward Learning, Cognitive Development and General Knowledge (including Mathematics, Science and Social Studies), Language and Literacy Development, and Physical Well-Being.
Breakfast and afternoon snacks included in the price.
School Age Before & After School Care Program Highlights:
During the academic year, we provide before and after school care for youth in kindergarten through eighth grade in the Clinton Massie school district. A variety of activities provide opportunities for children to grow cognitively, socially, emotionally, physically and creatively. Children develop a positive self-concept through a balance of self-directed and teacher-assisted activities.
Summer Adventure – Summer School Age Care Program Highlights:
The Summer Adventure Program gives families an affordable summertime childcare option for school-age children. It is designed for children who have completed kindergarten through 8th grade. Days are structured like summer camp, and children have the opportunity to enjoy fun activities like creating art projects and learning from guest speakers. The program operates 6:30 am to 6:00 pm Monday through Friday. Breakfast and afternoon snack are included in the price.
Foster each child's curiosity and desire to explore through group focused and individual activities
Inspire imagination with creative themes for each week
Learn leadership skills and character development.
Arts and crafts, outdoor fun, guest speakers, field trips and swimming.
Breakfast and afternoon snack included in price
Low child/staff ratio
Safe, caring and fun environment
Fun, engaging summer care while school is out
Off-site field trips
Swimming at the main YMCA building
Must have completed kindergarten
Upon enrollment, there is a non-refundable registration fee that will secure your childcare spot. This fee is for each child enrolled. A child is not considered enrolled until the registration fee is paid in full.
Bank draft is the only payment method. Tuition payments can be drafted from your checking account, savings account or credit card. This payment method will be drafted bi-weekly. This will make it easy for you to pay your childcare fee automatically, at absolutely no extra cost to you.
Tuition is due on draft Friday for the upcoming two weeks.
Our program is a not-for-profit organization. We base our operating cost on annual registration projections. In order to continually assure the highest quality of staff, equipment and supplies, we cannot offer reductions in our fees for absences due to illness, school delays, and delays changing to closures, holidays, inclement weather conditions or vacations.
Closings and Delay Policy
Parents will be notified through our mass communication system of any delays or closures.
Any time Clinton-Massie Schools are on a 2-hour delay or closed due to weather conditions, the program will automatically operate on a one-hour delay and will begin at 7:30am. If there is a change or deviation to this policy, parents will be notified through our mass communication system of any delays or closures.
If Warren and/or Clinton Counties are under a level II or III weather emergency, the program will be closed.
Our mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. Through donations made to our Annual Campaign we fund programs to support our community.