Children's Center e News
July 2019

In This Issue:
Program Updates
Registration Reminders
Special Events
Fundraisers

Help us continue to provide high-quality programming. Your donation ensures all children have the bright start they deserve.

Important Dates
July 4
Celebration of Independence Day
Children's Center Closed
School Calendars
The 2018-2019 calendar is available online and linked below. 
Please review carefully!

 

2018-2019 Calendar

Fall 2019 Information
The 2019-20 calendar is available online and linked below. 
 

2019-2020 Calendar

Registration Links
Links to
Community Partners
Follow Us!

Safety Corner
Children participate in outdoor activities throughout the year but certainly more often as the weather improves. 

Children's Center programs follow the recommendations for outside exposure as indicated on the child care weather watch chart as well as National Weather Service, DCFS and NAEYC standards to ensure child safety.

Please provide your child with appropriate outdoor gear at all times. We request that each child has appropriate sun-protective clothing or sunscreen during summer months.

If you bring in insect repellent for your child, application will only occur upon the recommendation of local health authorities once a day.
Early Childhood Updates
        
Summer Fun!

We enjoyed the sunny days that let us out to visit zoo animals and pet some farm animals in June.

Coming up for infant & toddlers
July 2nd Dance & Sing with Super Stolie
July 16th Mr. Brian's Stories
July 30th Jiggle Jam Performs
*Water play on Thursdays

Coming up for young preschool
July 2nd Dance & Sing with Super Stolie
July 9th Little Bear Park Field Trip
July 16th Mr. Brian's Stories
July 23th Jabberwocky Marionettes
July 30th Jiggle Jam Performs
*Water play on Thursdays

Coming up for preschool
July 2nd Dance & Sing with Super Stolie
July 9th Little Bear Park Field Trip
July 16th Mr. Brian's Stories
July 23th Jabberwocky Marionettes
July 30th Jiggle Jam Performs
*Beach on Fridays

Coming up for pre-k
July 2nd Dance & Sing with Super Stolie
July 17th Visit Dewey (Kindergarten Q&A)
July 23th Jabberwocky Marionettes
July 26th Field Museum
July 30th Jiggle Jam Performs
*Beach on Fridays

In August, we will continue all the fun until our last day on Friday the 9th.

SAVE THE DATES!
Wednesday, July 10th - Lou Malnati's Evanston
Skip cooking for a night and enjoy a night out or order in. Lou Malnati's will donate 20% of total purchased foods toward McGaw YMCA Children's Center! Just make sure to mention the fundraiser when you order.
Click here for the flyer with details.
 
August 7th at 6:30pm-Full Day Meet & Greet
Come meet your teachers for the 2019-20 school year and check out your classroom.
 
August 29th at 10am-Part Day Meet & Greet
Come meet your teachers for the 2019-20 school year and check out your classroom.
 
September 5th at 6:30pm-Curriculum Night
Come hear about curriculum, schedules, developmental expectations, enrichments, and ask questions about the school year.
Head Start Updates


Thank you to all the families who came to our Moving Up ceremony! It has been a wonderful year filed with long lasting memories we hope to carry with us. 

Center Updates

Please welcome back Miss Nina in the Laurel classroom and Miss Sandra in the Linden classroom! We are thankful for their continued dedication to the youth and families we serve.

Event Updates

July 4th - Our center will be closed, but we invite you to come march with us at the Evanston 4th of July Parade. Please sign up using the sheet in your child's classroom or via the online form here

July 19- Jodi's Jiggle Jam music performance from 11am-12 in the Family Focus auditorium. 

Save the Date
August 8th- Field trip to Skokie water playground. We welcome our families to join us as we bid the year farewell and soak up the sun! 

Registration Updates

As we begin to plan for next year, if your child will be returning to our site for the 2019-2020 school year we ask that you stop by and see Ms.Deb for necessary paperwork to confirm registration.

She will be available Tuesdays and Thursdays in July from 8-9am or 3-6pm to help with any paperwork, registration requirements or questions you may have. 

School Age Updates
School's Out 2019-20
Welcome! Join us on August 7th from 4-6pm at the Children's Center to pick up your YMCA backpack tag. We will be here to answer any questions you have about the school's out program. 

Save the Date!
Wednesday, July 10th - Lou Malnati's Evanston
Skip cooking for a night and enjoy a night out or order in. Lou Malnati's will donate 20% of total purchased foods toward McGaw YMCA Children's Center! Just make sure to mention the fundraiser when you order.
Click    here for the flyer with details.
Registration Information
WELCOME TO THE 2019-20 SCHOOL YEAR!

Believe it or not, Fall will be here before you know it! We are excited to have many returning students, and many new friends as well this year. If you have not registered for our Full Day, Part Day, or School's Out Programs for the upcoming year, the time is NOW! Spots are nearly full! Please click on this link to register for the 2019-20 program of your choice.

Start Dates for Fall 
August 26th : School's Out & Full Day Programs
September 3rd: Part Day (5-day & Tues/Th)
September 4th: Part Day (M/W/F)

Already registered? 
The next step is filling out your child's Enrollment Paperwork Packet. These packets are due JULY 26TH.

For your convenience, our registration team has scheduled some FALL PAPERWORK CHECK-IN DATES in case you would like to ask questions, or if you are a returning family, and simply need to re-sign your child's existing file. Save these dates so your registration is completed in time for the new school year! 

Tuesday, July 9th from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wednesday, July 17th from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Thursday, July 25th from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

These check-ins are held in the Children's Center lobby

Please visit our website or click below to download our 2019-2020 Enrollment Packets:


We look forward to making your registration process as simple as possible. Please contact the registration team at 847-475-8580 or alyssat@mcgawymca.org for all your tuition, paperwork, and general registration questions!

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Online Payments
If you haven't already done so, follow these steps to set up your account online:
  1. Go to our Current Parents page on our website. 
  2. Click on the orange button near the top of the page that says                    
  3. Click the SIGN IN button
  4. Log in on the right side of the page.
  5. Type your Last Name, First Name, email address and your password. Your password is automatically set to your initials+date of birth (mmddyy). 
For example for John Doe born 02/01/1968: JD020168.


McGaw YMCA Updates











The second session of summer programs start July 8! Check out our program guide and sign up
for our life-changing programs  today!


Walk with the McGaw YMCA!  Showcase your McGaw pride and march with us in this fun community event! We will gather at our meeting spot (TBD) at 1pm and will begin marching at 2pm. We will be accompanied by the YMCA vans for support, but please plan to walk the entire route.  Invite your friends, family, neighbors and fellow members to join us!  Sign up here!

When you join the McGaw Y, you are committing to bringing meaningful change into your life. Now, anyone who joins on a Monday between now and August 26 pays $0 joiner's fee. To join, renew or refer a friend with this great limited time offer, just stop by the front desk at 1000 Grove Street on a Monday! For details  call 847-475-7400 x220 or  email  info@mcgawymca.org .
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1420 Maple Ave.
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