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School-age program openings available

Children attending the Youth Center's summer program cheer for the start of school.  The center offers full-time care when school is not in session. During the school year, before and after-school care with bus transportation provided to and from Tyndall Elementary School is available. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Vesta Anderson)

Children attending the Youth Center's summer program cheer for the start of school. The center offers full-time care when school is not in session. During the school year, before and after-school care with bus transportation provided to and from Tyndall Elementary School is available. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Vesta Anderson)

Kevin Brockie, Callaway Elementary School student, enjoys imaginary play with Erik Otano and Chase Hale, Tyndall Elementary school students, at the Youth Center's summer program.  Classrooms at the Youth Center are named according to the activities provided such as Computer Lab, Theatre Arts and Discovery.   (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Vesta Anderson)

Kevin Brockie, Callaway Elementary School student, enjoys imaginary play with Erik Otano and Chase Hale, Tyndall Elementary school students, at the Youth Center's summer program. Classrooms at the Youth Center are named according to the activities provided such as Computer Lab, Theatre Arts and Discovery. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Vesta Anderson)

Caitlyn Collins entertains herself by reading books at the Youth Center, where she spent her summer away from her Texas home. During the school year the center will provide volunteer reading tutors for third-grade students. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Vesta Anderson)

Caitlyn Collins entertains herself by reading books at the Youth Center, where she spent her summer away from her Texas home. During the school year the center will provide volunteer reading tutors for third-grade students. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Vesta Anderson)

Barbara Bard, Tyndall Elementary School second-grade student, draws with help from Kristel Byrd, Youth Center program assistant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Vesta Anderson)

Barbara Bard, Tyndall Elementary School second-grade student, draws with help from Kristel Byrd, Youth Center program assistant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Vesta Anderson)

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- The Youth Center here currently has openings available for the School Age Program. The program offers before and after school care for children enrolled in kindergarten through sixth grade and payments are based on a total family income. 

The program is accredited through the National After-School Association and encompasses activities such as: arts and crafts, computers, dramatic play, outdoor recreation and more. Also, children attending the School Age Program are provided United States Department of Agriculture approved meals and snacks. 

"The staff is highly qualified and enthusiastic," said Joe Mcleer, the director of the Youth Center. "They are committed to providing a safe, healthy and nurturing environment to meet the individual developmental needs of children," Mcleer said. 

Registration packages can be picked up at the Youth Center. A $50 deposit is required when a package is submitted. The deposit will be applied toward the first payment.
In addition to the forms in the package, parents and guardians need to provide the child's current shot records, the most current LES and, or pay stubs and an Air Force Form 357 if applicable. 

For more information to include the daily schedule of activities and current fees, contact the Tyndall Youth Center at 283-4326.