Y of Central Maryland Academic Support Centers
Y Academic Support Centers are safe and convenient locations, in over 20 schools and some Y centers across the region (with more expected to be added), where parents can confidently drop their children off to log in and participate in their school’s virtual learning program and receive in-person academic support from Y associates specially trained in virtual learning support, many directly trained by your child’s school system — all while parents work and get their jobs done.
Academic Support Center Details
- Students ages 5-12
- Monday – Friday: weekly sessions
- Full day: 7am – 6pm
- Half-day: 7am-12pm or 1pm – pm
- Students must wear a mask and bring their laptop, headphones, school supplies, a water bottle, and lunch (if needed). Note: If you are participating at a school location, you have the option of buying a school lunch.
- Wi-fi will be provided at every location to support video chats and other online learning needs.
- Students will be in small groups of 10-12 in quiet spaces for study and remote learning time.
- Your child’s school teacher(s) will lead all instruction, directions and assignments as they normally do. Y associates are specially trained in virtual learning support, many directly trained by your child’s school system on the various online school platforms and how best to support the school’s virtual learning program. Y associates help students stay on task, help with schoolwork and homework as needed, and provide fun enrichment opportunities to supplement the school day.
- More information can be found at the Y of Central Maryland’s website.
Academic Support Center Locations
- Anne Arundel County
- Monarch Academy Annapolis, 2000 Capital Dr., Annapolis, MD 21401
- Monarch Global Academy, 430 Brock Bridge Rd, Laurel, MD 20724
- Southgate Elementary, 191 Shetlands Ln., Glen Burnie, MD 21061
- Jessup Elementary, 2900 Elementary School Ln., Jessup, MD 20794
- Rolling Knolls Elementary, 1985 Valley Rd., Annapolis, MD 21401
- Richard Henry Lee Elementary, 400 A Street at 4th Ave., Glen Burnie, MD 21061
- George Cromwell Elementary, 525 Wellham Ave., Glen Burnie, MD 21061
- The Y in Pasadena, 26 Magothy Beach Rd, Pasadena, MD 21122
- Baltimore City
- The Y in Druid Hill, 1609 Druid Hill Ave, Baltimore, MD 21217
- Baltimore County
- The Y in Perry Hall, 4375 Ebenezer Rd, Nottingham, MD 21236
- The Orokawa Y in Towson, 600 W Chesapeake Ave, Towson, MD 21204
- Y Preschool in Catonsville, (school-age extension) 850 South Rolling Rd, Catonsville, MD 21228
- Y Preschool at UMBC, (school-age extension) 1000 Hilltop Cr, Baltimore, MD 21250
- Y Preschool at Towson, (school-age extension) 301 West Chesapeake Ave, Towson, MD 21204
- Carroll County
- Cranberry Station Elementary, 505 N Center St, Westminster, MD 21157
- Runnymede Elementary, 3000 Langdon Dr, Westminster, MD 21158
- Spring Garden Elementary, 700 Boxwood Dr, Hampstead, MD 21074
- William Winchester Elementary, 70 Monroe St, Westminster, MD 21157
- The Hill Y in Westminster, 1719 Sykesville Rd, Westminster, MD 21157
- Y Chipmunks Preschool (school-age extension), 2101 Old Westminster Pk, Finksburg, MD 21048
- Harford County
- The Ward Y in Abingdon, 101 Walter Ward Blvd, Abingdon, MD 21009
- Y Preschool in Riverside (school-age extension), 1200 Creamery Ln, Belcamp, MD 21017
- Howard County
- The Dancel Y in Ellicott City, 4331 Montgomery Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21043
Health and Safety
The Y is extremely well-versed in keeping children and families safe during these times. Since March 2020, thousands of families have trusted the Y to put their health and safety first and have confidently participated in Y Emergency Childcare for Essential Workers, Y Preschool, Y Camp, and our Y Centers.
The Y strictly follows all health and safety guidelines set forth by the Maryland Department of Health, the CDC, and state and local officials, including:
- Maintaining small groups of no more than 13. Students will remain in their groups all day. Groups are not able to mix.
- Y associates and students are required to wear a mask at all times. Y associates also use gloves when necessary (in food handling and first aid).
- Daily temperature checks and health screenings for Y associates and students.
- Drop-off and pick-up will be curbside where available. Y associates will come to your vehicle, complete the health screening questions and check temperatures. Masks are required for Y associates and everyone in the car during drop-off and pick-up. If curbside is not available, this process will take place at the school doors. Follow the social distance markers when waiting your turn. (Parents must sign children in and out every day during drop-off and pick-up.)
- Frequent hand washing by Y associates and students throughout the day, between activities and use of equipment.
- Social distancing – floor markers, signage, and more will be used to designate safe distance.
- Limiting shared supplies and disinfecting all supplies after each use.
- Propping interior doors open where appropriate to reduce contact points.
- Continuous cleaning and sanitizing of high touch points using CDC approved disinfectant and practices.
These enhanced safety measures are designed to reduce the potential spread of the coronavirus and have already proven successful in Y programs over the last five months. However, exposure may still occur. If a suspected case arises, it will be reported to the health department immediately and reviewed on a case by case basis. We will communicate with families who may be impacted via email and/or phone with clear information and instructions from the health department.
BRHP Financial Assistance for Academic Support Center Enrollment
BRHP has limited funds available to provide assistance with Academic Assistance Center fees. The assistance BRHP provides will be based on household income on a sliding scale.
Due to the limited availability of funds, as well as slots available at centers, BRHP makes no guarantee that those who indicate interest with the form below will receive assistance.