Four YMCA before and after school enrichment (Y BASE) programs received Quality Ratings from the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning. Georgia DECAL awards Quality Ratings through a voluntary review program to recognize Child Learning Centers and program committed to continuous quality improvement to benefit the children in their care. Guyton Elementary, Lyman Hall Elementary, and Sandhill Elementary each earned a 2-star Quality Rating and South Effingham Elementary has earned a 1-star Quality Rating.
Similar to a rating system for a service related industry, such as a restaurant, the Quality Rated system holds participants to high level of expectation. Quality Rated programs must meet standards beyond Georgia’s minimum licensing requirements. These three Y BASE programs join an elite list of facilities with Quality Ratings within the state Georgia, demonstrating an ongoing commitment to providing the best care possible for the children and families we serve.
As a Quality Rated program, parents, children and families can expect that our staff is well trained and qualified. Our team is empowered and capable of customizing the program to suit the needs of those in their care, nurturing their potential and building confidence in students. Under the direction of Director, Heather Smith, Y BASE at these three schools demonstrated that our program provides a safe, healthy place for children to learn, grow and thrive beyond the classroom. Our program emphasizes physical, emotional and social development during those crucial after school hours.