Child Enrichment

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YWCA of Alton offers a high-quality year-round Child Enrichment program serving children in the Alton, Roxana, and Wood River-Hartford School Districts. The program helps children achieve and maintain a positive sense of self through academic, cognitive, social, physical, and creative development in an environment that is clean, safe, and nurturing. In addition, we accept CCAP payments (CHASI and DCFS Collaborations).

COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) Pandemic Policies: YWCA of Alton is dedicated to the health and safety of all participants in the Child Enrichment Program. We are compliant with all CDC and DCFS guidelines and regulations. All participants, adult and youth, are required to wear a mask, wash hands, and social distance. Daily screenings are performed upon entering a CE site.

Children who participate in Child Enrichment benefit from:

  • Positive connections with caring adults
  • Fun classroom activities to promote academic skills including reading and writing
  • Diverse activities that help develop their unique interests, talents, and skills
  • Anti-bias and conflict resolution skills – teaching children to respect the viewpoints of others
  • Opportunities to learn with community involvement and service

CE sites are available at YWCA of Alton (Alton School District site), Lewis & Clark Elementary (Wood River School District site), and Ivy Heights Church of God in Wood River (Roxana School District site). More sites serving the Alton School District are pending.

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact the Child Enrichment Program Director at 618-465-7774.

YWCA of Alton offers child care programs throughout the school year, including before school, after school, early dismissal, and all day holiday camps. Some of the different experiences children have are:

  • Homework Help
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics (STEAM) Curriculum and activities including science experiments and art projects
  • Active Play Outside
  • Character Education, involving enriching children’s knowledge of kindness, integrity, and other important values.

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