Registration for school programs at Boys & Girls Club is open

Boys-girls-clubThe Boys & Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley gives youth a place to go before and after school. Registration for these sessions is open.

New this year is the club’s preschool program. Those registering for this must do so in person.

Cost

After school memberships are available to children in kindergarten through high school. Cost for K-7 years is $170 per month. Cost for 8-12 years old is $150 per year. Cost for 13-18 year olds is $25 per year. School bus transportation for members from Shelton public schools (excluding Shelton High) is provided free of charge. Van transportation is available for members from Shelton High and Derby public schools for a monthly fee of $40 per child.

School memberships

Before school memberships are available to students of Elizabeth Shelton, Booth Hill, Mohegan, Perry Hill, Long Hill, and Sunnyside schools in Shelton, as well as students at Bradley and Irving schools in Derby. Discounts are available for members attending both morning and afternoon and for siblings. Van transportation for the before school program is included in the cost of membership for Derby members.

Preschool

Preschool memberships are available to children ages 3-5 who are not enrolled in school for the 2014-2015 school year. This program offer members countless opportunities to learn each day, with the chance to develop fine and gross motor skills, participate in dramatic play and arts, engage with other children and adult staff, and develop math, literacy, and critical-thinking skills.

Cost is $300 per month for half-day memberships (up to five hours per day); additional hours are available when needed for $20 per day. Cost is $550 per month for full-day memberships (up to 11 hours per day). Nutritious snacks and lunch will be provided.

Transportation

Parents needing van transportation for any of the club’s programs must complete their child’s online membership application by Tuesday, Aug. 19, come to the clubhouse to complete a Transportation Application and pay by Thursday, Aug. 21, if they would like transportation for the first day of school.

Parents not needing van transportation must complete their child’s online membership application by Wednesday, Aug. 20, and pay by Friday, Aug. 22, if they would like bus transportation for the first day of school. Registration will be closed from Aug. 23-Sept. 2.

Membership fees cover participation in the club’s core programs — academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. Additional fees apply to snow days, holidays, school vacations, sports leagues, summer camp and special events.

After-school membership starts on the first day of school in Shelton and ends on Shelton’s last day of school.

For more information and registration, visit BGC-LNV.org.

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