Price has been a key concern for parents who use the program, which has drawn anywhere from 250 to 500 students a week, Inskeep has said.
Kettering’s board of education approved an agreement that will keep costs at $7 an hour for one child and $4 an hour for each additional kindergarten through sixth-grade student.
The YMCA will also offer several flat-rate options that may reduce the amount some families are paying, Inskeep said. The YMCA operates a publicly funded program, which may make some families eligible for financial aid to cover costs, Inskeep said earlier.
A weekly flat rate would be $40 for the morning, $60 for the afternoon or $90 for a full-time combination, records show.
The program would run from 6 a.m. to the start of school and from the end of school until 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, said Vickie Dannals, executive director of YMCA Child Care Services
Services will be available at all elementary schools while Kettering Middle School and Van Buren Middle School students will be served at their respective schools in the morning, Dannals said.
After school care for sixth-graders at KMS will be held at Indian Riffle and sixth-graders at Van Buren will be taken to Orchard Park, she added.
The Y does not anticipate that seventh- and eighth-graders will need afterschool care, but if it is needed it will be addressed with each family, Dannals said.