WHITTIER — Beginning this fall, the Uptown Whittier YMCA, in cooperation with the Whittier (cq) City School District, will provide before- and after-school child care for children enrolled in 11 elementary schools in the district.
YMCA child care is designed to meet the needs of each age level in kindergarten through sixth grade. Structured activities, group time, active games, homework time and supervised free time are offered as part of the program, according to Betty Goodman, YMCA spokesman.
The program will be conducted at Longfellow School, 6005 S. Magnolia Ave. Transportation will be provided for children from other schools, including to be served beginning this fall are Andrews, Hoover, Jackson, Lincoln, Longfellow, Mill, Orange Grove, Phelan, Sorensen, Washington and West Whittier.
Registration is under way at the Uptown YMCA, 12817 E. Hadley St. Applications and fee assistance forms are available upon request by calling 698-0184.