YMCA Youth Development
At the Y, we believe that values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for quality of life and future success. Our child care programs implement five key youth development practices; promote a sense of safety, encourage relationship building, foster meaningful youth participation, provide opportunities for community involvement and create challenges and engage learning experiences that help youth build skills.
Our staff is highly trained to carry through these five key principles in our programs offering a rich environment so children can explore and develop their interests and talents. We invest in the health and wellbeing of each child by providing healthy snacks and promoting physical activity. We support HEPA standards (Healthy Eating Physical Activity) by offering enrichment experiences for youth to gain knowledge/understanding of healthy food choices, so they experience a healthy mind and body.
Before & After School Child Care
Site Coordinator: Marissa Williams
116 Butterfield Rd., San Anselmo • Hours: M–F, 7:00 a.m.–8:35 a.m. & 12:00–6:30 p.m.
415-460-1050 • email@example.com
Site Coordinator: Nana Sosa
5530 Nave Dr., P3, Novato • Hours: M–F, 7:00–9:00 a.m. & 1:00–6:30 p.m.
415-382-1910 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Site Coordinator: Joe James
46 Green Valley Ct., San Anselmo • Hours: M–F, 7:00–8:35 a.m. & 2:00–6:30 p.m.
415-457-4465 • email@example.com
Site Coordinator: TBA
150 Oak Manor Dr., Fairfax • Hours: M–F, 7:00–8:35 a.m. & 2:00–6:30 p.m.
Site Coordinator: Phoebe Smith
1430 Johnson St., Novato • Hours: M–F, 7:00-9:00 a.m. 1:00–6:30 p.m.
415-898-6061 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Out of School Time Breaks (OST)
The Y provides enrichment programs during teacher in-service days, staff development and school closure days and will feature a variety of popular activities, guest visitors and local field trips. Out-of-School-Time (OST) days are theme-based and designed to add growth and learning opportunities for your child. Check out our other Specialty and Sports Camps offered at various locations during school breaks.
Preschool • Early Learning
Marin YMCA and Novato Unified School District are proud to team up to offer a new preschool opportunity at four schools within NUSD! The YMCA brings to our partnership years of outstanding experience in providing a supportive, nurturing environment that enriches the development of the whole child and provides a strong foundation for the entire family.
- Hamilton School
- Loma Verde Elementary
- Lu Sutton Elementary
- Olive Elementary