2021-22 Child Care Parent Handbook

Welcome to REACH Community & Youth Agency REACH CYA is a not-for-profit organization working in cooperation with Half Hollow Hills School District. REACH CYA has provided social, recreational, educational, information and advocacy programs for youth and families since 1972. Child Care programs are licensed by New York State Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS) and are available to students in Grades K-5. Each program maintains a minimum ratio of 1 staff person for every 10 children. Unlike other child care programs, REACH CYA allows you the flexibility of using our Before School and After School programs with a Consistent Schedule or for Emergency Use. Please see Before School Program (page 4) or After School Program (page 6) for important schedule details. After School families must follow our 12:00PM After School Schedule Change deadline.

More about REACH CYA

REACH Community & Youth Agency works collaboratively with the Commack and Half Hollow Hills school district communities to identify the concerns of youth, parents and schools, and develop programs to meet those needs. Over 3500 youth participate in REACH CYA programs each year. REACH CYA is governed by a community based Board of Directors and is part of the Huntington Youth Bureau’s system of comprehensive services.

REACH CYA programs include:

 Universal Pre-K  Elementary School Aged Child Care  After School Enrichment for Grades 6-12  Character Education Presentations  Peer Mediation/Conflict Resolution  Babysitter Training  Drama Skills

 Volunteer and Community Service Opportunities for Grades 6-12  Open Basketball for Grades 6-12  Summer Field Trips for Grades 6-12  Parent Education Workshops with HHH PTA Task Force

Contents Registration

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Phones, Devices, Personal Items

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Before School Program After School Program

Fundraising & Donations Behavior Management

After School Schedule Changes

Safety Drills

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Emergency Relocation Emergency Closings

Financial Assistance

Health & Safety


Allergies & Food Restrictions

Online Billing

Drop-off & Pick-up Password Information Custody Agreements

Past Due Accounts/Suspension

Parent Resources Teacher’s Note


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