School Age Child Care

Before and After

Registration for Before and After care 2018-19 is now open

Register Online Here!

The Y works to ensure that youth not only have access to affordable, quality before-school and after-school programming, but are also in a safe and nurturing environment around caring adults, where they can learn, play, and grow. Our program provides a practical child care option for working parents. Youth will receive homework assistance and participate in activities that keep them active and productive before school begins and when the school day ends.

We currently serve the following schools:

  • Aldrich
  • Becker
  • Becker Pre-K
  • Cedar Heights
  • Dike
  • Orange
  • Orange Pre-K
  • Orchard Hill
  • Poyner
  • Southdale

Ages: Pre-K – Grade 6*

Registration: Online enrollment is required one week before admission to the program.

*Before a family can register for any of our child and youth programs, they need to be a Y Member or Program Member.  Click here to learn about our different types of memberships.*

Registration Fee: Click below for Before and After School Age Care rates

Families who are receiving financial assistance from DHS will need to contact the Centralized Child Care Assistance Eligibility Unit to verify that your childcare assistance will be for the school your child will be attending for Y-Care.  

School’s Out Fun Days

School’s Out Fun Days programming provides parents a quality childcare option on scheduled non-school days, such as teacher in-service days and some holidays. Children will have fun participating in a variety of activities including: sports, group games, arts and crafts and swimming; all conveniently located at the YMCA. Please bring a sack lunch, beverage, swimsuit and towel. Spots are limited, so early registration is encouraged.

Children do not need be be enrolled in our School Age Care program to attend our day camps and any child in the Cedar Valley is welcome to register. For more information call the YMCA at 319-233-3531.

DHS Funding Accepted. Financial assistance is available to those in need, to ensure every child has the opportunity to learn and grow at the Y. To see if you qualify, contact the Y at 319-233-3531.

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