COMMUNITY CENTER PROGRAMS

Wesley – GOLDEN GATE Youth Programs

Wesley Community & Health Centers–GOLDEN GATE (W-GG) Youth Programs provides high-quality programming and care to children ages 6+. Wesley–Golden Gate is an accredited AzCASE (Arizona Canter for After School Excellence) After School provider. Our center was the ninth in the state to become AzCASE accredited. We are an AZ DES licensed After School, Fall Break, Spring Break, and Summer Vacation program. AZDES License # P0028597301.

We have been serving the area’s youth and their families for 30+ years. Maria Luz Saldana, Youth Services Director, has over 22 years of childcare experience, has taken several classes in After-school programming, and has worked at Wesley–Golden Gate for over 22 years. Erica Hernandez, Youth Services Program Coordinator,  has over 17 years of childcare experience, has taken several classes in After-school programming, and has worked at Wesley–Golden Gate for over 17 years. Cyndi Meyer, Childcare Director, has 17+ years of experience in childcare, an MS in Early Childhood Studies, and a BA in Elementary Education, and has worked at Wesley–Golden Gate for two years.

PROGRAMMING

Wesley–GOLDEN GATE provides unique experiences and activities for the children. The program provides an eclectic, evidenced-based activities in the following areas:

    • Homework Help
    • Arts and Crafts
    • STEM Activities
    • Literacy Activities
    • Daily Physical Activity
    • Nutrition Education and Cooking
    • Healthy Lifestyle and Wellness
    • Socio-Emotional Regulation and Skills
    • Field Trips (during school breaks and summer programming)

The Kitchen Manager prepares made-from-scratch meals and/or snacks daily. Many of the ingredients used are from the Wesley Community & Center Community Garden located here at Golden Gate. The youth can experience the joys of growing, harvesting, and using produce and herbs in their food. We have an open-door policy and parents and caregivers are welcome to visit at any time.

HOURS OF OPERATION

W-GG follows the Vista Preparatory Academy school schedule.

    • Monday through Thursday, 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
    • Fridays 1:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

During School Breaks and our 9-week Summer Program, W-GG is open from 7:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

ENROLMENT INFORMATION

W-GG staff highly encourages parents and caregivers to visit and tour the center to see what we offer our youth and their families. W-GG is an “at-risk”, “drop-in” facility. We are here to meet your and your child’s needs. To enroll your child, W-GG will need the following completed paperwork:

    • W-GG Enrollment packet
    • AZ DES Parent Caregiver Emergency Contact Sheet
    • Parent/ Caregiver Handbook
    • Parent/ Caregiver Handbook Acknowledgement Receipt
    • Demographics Sheet
    • Golden Gate Community Garden Field Trip Permission Form

Please email Cyndi Meyer at cmeyer@wesleychc.org to request these forms.

AZ DES CHILD CARE INFORMATION

Wesley–GOLDEN GATE is a DES-licensed childcare facility. Our provider number is P0028597301. We believe in the importance of providing higher staff-to-child ratios than mandated by DES. If you would like to enroll your child(ren) at W-GG and your family is already enrolled in DES, contact your DES case manager and tell them you would like to change your benefits to Wesley–GOLDEN GATE P0028597301.

If you are not enrolled in DES Child Care Benefits, but feel your family is eligible, you can go to your go to your nearest DES child care facility to complete the paperwork. (W-GG can help you with this process.) Identify Wesley–GOLDEN GATE (P0028597301).

Below are links for AZ DES Child Care Benefits Applications:

English: https://des.az.gov/sites/default/files/dl/CCA-0001A.pdf?time=1698794917937

Español: https://des.az.gov/sites/default/files/dl/CCA-0001A-S.pdf?time=1698794917937

COMMUNITY CENTER PROGRAMS

COMMUNITY CENTER PROGRAMS ARE AVAILABLE AT:

Wesley Community & Health Centers - Phoenix
PHOENIX CAMPUS

COMMUNITY & HEALTH CENTER
1300 S. 10TH STREET
PHOENIX, AZ 85034

Wesley Community & Health Centers - Phoenix
GOLDEN GATE CAMPUS

COMMUNITY & HEALTH CENTER
1625 NORTH 39TH AVE.
PHOENIX, AZ 85009