LEWISTON — The school-age program run by YWCA of Central Maine will be moving from the YWCA site to two of the Lewiston schools this fall. The program will start on the first day of school and will be offered at both Martel and Montello Schools, although school-age children from other schools can be bused to the program as well. Other schools served include Farwell, Geiger and McMahon.

School-age care will be offered at Montello and Martel during regularly scheduled school days only. Vacation, snow care, holiday and teacher workshop days will still be offered at the YWCA of Central Maine site, 130 East Ave.

The YWCA of Central Maine school-age participants qualify to participate in swim and enrichment programs at a discounted rate. Swim lessons are available during non-program hours for school-age participants at an additional discounted rate. Swim lessons are taught by certified instructors and a certified lifeguard is on deck at all times.

Enrichment programs will also be offered during program hours and non-program hours. Enrichment programming will consist of art, pottery, theater, science discovery, Lego robotics, foreign language, sign language, fitness and sports, financial literacy, cartooning, nature exploration, music, diversity education and computers. Many of the programs will be offered at a minimal additional charge through collaboration with Fiddlehead Center, whose mission is to help each child grow through creativity, discovery and pure fun through quality enrichment programs in art, science and cultural exploration.

Limited space is available. To request more information or a registration packet on the school-age program, call Jen Albert, child care director, at 795-4050.


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