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What is ActivTrax?

ActivTrax is a web-based system designed to deliver you a customized fitness routine. Each workout routine is built around your goals, strength and fitness experience. With ActivTrax, you’ll receive a completely new and customized workout each time you visit the Y. And from home, ActivTrax also provides you with an online nutrition and weight management tool to help keep your diet on track. ActivTrax eliminates intimidation, confusion and boredom and makes exercising much easier.

Who is ActivTrax right for?

Anyone interested in exercising and/or weight management! Whether you are new to exercise and need guidance or have been exercising for years and could use a little variety, ActivTrax can help you meet your fitness goals!

How do I get started?

  • Stop by our Member Services office or call to make an appointment with one of our certified Healthy Lifestyle Instructors.
  • During your appointment, take a quick 5 step patented strength test to determine the correct amount of weight you should use for each piece of equipment and answer a few questions from your Healthy Lifestyle Instructor about your fitness experience, goals and preferences.
  • Review your workout with your Instructor and get started!
  • Enter your workout information after each workout and ActivTrax will use the results to create your next workout! (Workouts can be printed and logged from home, your smart phone or at the ActivTrax Kiosk on the 3rd floor.
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Burbank Community YMCA
Child Devlopment Center

The Burbank Community YMCA Child Development Center provides a loving, stimulating environment where children discover, explore, experiment and grow at their own pace.

Because healthy living is at the heart of everything the Y does, only healthy snacks based on whole foods and fresh produce are provided. And with the all the many other programs available at the Y, children can enjoy extra-curricular activities…like ballet, gymnastics, swimming and basketball...on-site.

For more information, stop by our Child Development Center office (Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm) call 818.562.5461 or email daniel@burbankymca.org

PRESCHOOL

License# 191290631

Our Preschool Program operates Monday through Friday from 7 AM to 6 PM, providing education, enrichment and care to children ages 18 months to 5 years old. Our preschool curriculum is play-based with a strong emphasis on developmentally appropriate practices. Each child has a portfolio to document their individual growth and development. Classrooms are warm and inviting and provide learning areas which include math, manipulatives, art, music, literacy, blocks, dramatic play and science. The outdoor classroom is designed to support active play and stimulate the imagination. We establish and maintain a collaborative partnership with each child's family through regular communication, classroom letters, parent-teacher conferences, screenings, educational and special events. There are optional, extra-curricular activities offered including gymnastics, basketball, yoga, dancing and swimming.

We relate to the child as a whole person giving equal importance to emotional, social, physical and cognitive development. Children often initiate their own learning and are encouraged to actively explore their environment through hands on, open ended learning activities that focus on creative problem solving, decision making and independence. Teachers facilitate learning by providing stimulating indoor and outdoor environments. Our entire program is based on the National Association of the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Developmentally Appropriate Practice standards.

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Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children(NAEYC)

For toddlers 18-30 months and preschoolers 2 – 5-3/4 years • 7am-6pm

Curriculum is play-based and child-centered with a strong emphasis on developmentally appropriate practices. Each class has a schedule that includes large group, small group and individual activities offered in both indoor and outdoor settings.

Teacher/child Ratios

Group AgeRatio
Toddlers 18-30 months4:1
Preschoolers 2-1/2 years-pre-K 10:1

SCHOOL AGE

License# 198010530

Our School Age Program operates Monday through Friday from 7 AM to 6:30 PM providing before and after school enrichment care to children from kindergarten through 8th grade. Transportation is provided to and from nearby schools. Our programs are play-based with a strong emphasis on developmentally appropriate practices. We provide homework support, healthy snacks, arts and humanities, outdoor games, sports, science and special interest clubs such as theater, music and cooking. There are optional, extra-curricular activities offered at the main YMCA facility including gymnastics, basketball, dancing and swimming.

Tuition also includes care on most days that Burbank schools are closed as well as Winter Camp and Spring Camp.

Our child to teacher ratio is 10

We relate to the child as a whole person giving equal importance to emotional, social, physical and cognitive development. Children often initiate their own learning and are encouraged to actively explore their environment through hands on, open ended learning activities that focus on creative problem solving, decision making and independence. Teachers facilitate learning by providing stimulating indoor and outdoor environments. Our entire program is based on the National Association of the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Developmentally Appropriate Practice standards.

FEES, DEPOSITS, AND REGISTRATION PACKETS

All programs require an annual $125 enrollment fee per child due upon registration.

Download CDC Info Sheet

Download Registration Packet

CALENDAR, HANDBOOK & MONTHLY SNACK MENU

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

The YMCA provides membership services for any person or family, who desires to participate regardless of the ability to pay the standard program fee. Those that may be unable to pay the full fee may be awarded assistance based on their demonstrated ability to pay and the YMCA's ability to provide funding. Due to the demand for financial assistance, the YMCA must follow the eligibility guidelines. The YMCA reserves the right to adjust assistance as needed during any given calendar year. Notice will be provided in writing to our members when adjustments will be made. All rules and policies including but not limited to the Code of Conduct must be adhered to at all times while in the YMCA facilities or at YMCA sponsored events. Any violations may result in disqualification of assistance. Approval of Financial Assistance will not extend to programs outside of the CDC.

    Eligibility

  1. Eligibility will be granted on the basis of financial need. Eligibility does not guarantee a financial assistance award. Financial Assistance awards are made to eligible participants based on the Y's available resources.
  2. Applicants will be required to pay a portion of the fees in addition to the assistance provided.
  3. Financial Assistance is awarded at the beginning of the school year (August) or prior to Summer Camp registration dates as stated in camp brochure. (If a child leaves the program, assistance will then be given to another qualifying applicant.)
  4. All past due balances must be paid to the satisfaction of the YMCA to be eligible for new or continuing Financial Assistance.

How to Apply

  1. Applications are available through the CDC during normal business hours. All records will be kept confidential.
  2. Applicants must fill out the Financial Assistance Application completely to be considered for financial assistance. Applicants are required to provide verification of household income. (The YMCA requires two current consecutive payroll stubs and the most current federal tax returns).
  3. If any member of the household is currently unemployed for any reason, including disability, documentation of unemployment is required.
  4. All sources of household income should be reported (this includes alimony, court ordered and non-court ordered child support, disability, worker's compensation, and any other government assistance). Documentation is required.
  5. The applicants will not be registered for programs until they satisfy their portion of the specified program fees.

Selection Process

  1. The assistance will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis, subject to available resources.
  2. Financial Assistance application will not be reviewed until all required documentation has been received by the YMCA.
  3. Eligibility of financial assistance will be determined by the Financial Aid criteria, based on a thorough review of the application and all supporting documentation.
  4. Assistance will be granted to the extent that funds are available.
  5. The YMCA reserves the right to deny or end assistance to any applicant at any time.

Download Financial Assistance Packet

HEALTHY EATING AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY STANDARDS

The CDC is committed to supporting you and your family in making healthy nutritional choices. Parents are required to notify the CDC of any allergies or special dietary needs. We will serve a mid-morning and mid-afternoon snack each day. A copy of the menu will be posted in the child's classroom, emailed to parents and copies can be picked up in the front office.

Parents are responsible for providing a simple and nutritious lunch. Time does not allow us to heat individual foods. We ask that you provide lunches in bags or lunch boxes marked with your child's name on it. Please refrain from bringing fast foods for your child's breakfast or lunch. Foods from popular restaurants like McDonald's, Burger King and Taco Bell, do not support our mission in building strong kids, strong families, strong communities.

The CDC is a nut-free environment. Please do not send foods with peanut butter or other products containing nuts. This provides the staff the needed support to ensure that children with severe nut allergies are safe. We have discovered that many children who enjoy peanut butter and jelly sandwiches also enjoy Sunflower Seed Butter as a substitute. This product can be found at your local Trader Joe's markets.

Children are not allowed to consume high sugar snacks while attending the CDC. Please do not send these foods in your child's lunch or backpack. We consider these items to include candy, cakes, cookies, soda, punch, sugar-added juices, gum and especially chocolate. Teachers and counselors who discover these foods at lunch time will be asked to return them home in your child's lunch box with a gentle reminder. Your cooperation will help make meal times pleasant as well as nutritious.

Although sugar-free foods may be a necessary alternative for children with diabetes or other food related challenges, we do not recommend it for typical children who are trying to develop a desire for healthier choices. We suggest fruits with natural sugar for those with a propensity for sweets.

The CDC utilizes the YMCA Food & Fun Curriculum to help teach children about making good nutritional choices as well as provide hands-on opportunities in the classroom to prepare and eat healthy foods. If you would like more information or suggestions about providing nutritious meals for your family, please let us know and we would be delighted to provide you with support as well as resources.

The Y has adopted the Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Standards recommended by YMCA of the USA in order to support our mission.

These standards, when implemented fully throughout the Y, will be the basis on which the Y's commitment to being one of the largest and healthiest providers of early childhood education and afterschool programming in the nation is recognized.

These standards have been expanded and revised as of 11/30/2011 to align with the Commitment that was made to First Lady Michelle Obama and the Partnership for a Healthier America. The difference between these standards and previous versions are relatively small. Previous versions of the Y's Healthy Eating and Physical Activity (HEPA) Standards for After-School Programs have been augmented by adding parallel Early Childhood Education HEPA Standards, and new standards related to parent education and sugar-sweetened beverages.