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YMCA Childcare Support – Now Available at Seth Boyden!


Our local South Mountain YMCA is offering 8:00 am – 4:30 pm care with possibilities of extended-day care from 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm for elementary school children.

There are 80%-90% financial scholarships available to families who are eligible to receive free/reduced lunch. 

New spots are opening up for the program in the coming weeks at Seth Boyden Elementary School. 

How to register!? Just 3 easy steps!!!

Step 1: Complete the free/reduced lunch application online at the following link: https://f-r-lunch.somsd.k12.nj.us/  
If you’ve already done so for this academic year, you’re ready for step 2!

Step 2: Upon completion, email Ms. Dinkins (Seth Boyden Elementary School Social Worker) at SDinkins@somsd.k12.nj.us to have her check on the status of your application. 

Step 3: Upon approval, Ms. Dinkins will direct you on the next steps for enrollment!

The program will provide the following: 

  • a quiet space for schoolwork, 
  • STEM, Arts & Enrichment, 
  • Character Development, and
  • Social/Emotional Learning, as well as
  • Outdoor Recreation.

Parents/Guardians must provide the following:

  • student’s books, 
  • school work and supplies, 
  • laptops and chargers, 
  • headphones/earbuds are required, 
  • lunch and a refillable water bottle, 
  • backpack (with all items inside labeled), 
  • and two mask coverings are required (masks worn all day.

Please do not be deterred if you don’t have these items, support is available through the school and PTA.