Early Dismissal Days
NYA is here to help out working parents during the 13 scheduled early dismissal days throughout the 2021/2022 school year. Going beyond your standard childcare solution, Play+ EDD’s are capped for attendance to ensure a smaller group setting where young students will enjoy a more personalized experience with the NYA staff and coaches. Afternoons are filled sports, games, and more advanced projects and crafts that consider each group’s unique interest profile. Available transportation from the Newtown Public Schools to the NYA make this program a great option for Newtown working parents. Because of limited availability, grouped dates below must be registered together.
School Holiday Camps
Throughout the school year we do micro versions for our popular Play+ Summer Camp. Play+ Camp is all about FUN! Each day is filled with sports, games, team challenges, obstacle courses, and arts and crafts – creating a fully immersive experience for our campers. NYA’s 72 yard turf field, gymnasium, outdoor courtyard, and classrooms provide endless options for kids to run and play all day.
Newtown Schools, Allstar Transportation, and the NYA have coordinated to provide transportation from the Newtown Public Schools to the NYA again this year. This is a great service for students and families. We are grateful for the partnership between the organizations that allow this to be possible. Here are a couple important pieces of information to be aware of when utilizing this service.
Elementary and Reed Schools:
•A note must be sent from home, to school, which states that your child will be dropped off at NYA.The note must include the program they are attending and the dates.
•Children take their regular bus but get off at the NYA which is the last stop.
Middle and High Schools:
•Middle School and High School students who have an NYA membership or are registered for an NYA after school program (scheduled immediately following school dismissal) can utilize the daily bus transportation.
•Please note that for liability reasons and lack of waiting area, we cannot accommodate the supervision and hosting of early drop-offs for programs starting later in the day, or that are being run by another organization.
•If student members are coming to the NYA for Open Gym Basketball, it is important to regularly check the availability of the basketball courts at www.NYA.EZFacility.com. We do our best to provide as much Open Gym time as possible, but as the schedule gets busier in the colder months, the time becomes more limited.
•We remind students after-school that there is no food in the gym/courts and no outside food (or ordering delivery of food) to the facility.
•Due to the volume of people in the gym during the after-school period, if student’s backpacks do not fit in a locker, they will be held in a room off-of the main lobby. We are not responsible for individual’s belongings and encourage the use of a locker with one’s own personal lock.