BEFORE & AFTER SCHOOL
Registration for Before and After care 2022-2023 is now open – early bird rates until june 2nd, 2022!
The Y works to ensure that youth not only have access to affordable, quality, before and after school programming, but are also in a safe and nurturing environment protected by caring adults. Our before and after-school program provides a practical child care option for families. 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 are value-driven! What does that mean? Our before and after school program strives to instill the Y’s core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.
- Pre-K offered Orange
- Kindergarten-6th Grade offered at all above schools
Program Membership required for enrollment
Head back to school and bring the Y with you. To participate in the Y’s School Age Child Care Before and After School Program, you must be registered as a Program Member or Full Y Member. Here are our most popular membership types for this program, with new membership rates as of January 1, 2022:
Youth Program Member: $30/year | Family Program Member: $45/year
Youth Full Y Membership: $20/month | Full Y Family Member: $63/month*
Click here to learn about our different types of memberships.
Once your child has become a Program Member or Full Y Member, they can register for these programs.
Online enrollment is required one week before admission to the program.
School-Age Care Program
Current Weekly Rate
Rate Effective January 1, 2022
|Program Member Rate, Effective January 1, 2022|
|Waterloo & Cedar Falls AM||$37||$40||$45|
|Cedar Falls PM||$50||$54||$59|
|Waterloo Pre-K AM||$42||$45||$50|
|Waterloo Pre-K PM||$47||$51||$56|
The Family YMCA of Black Hawk County offers School Out Fun Days for selected scheduled days during the school year. The program fees below are in addition to the already scheduled weekly payments for Before and After school care. All children must be enrolled prior to participate in the School Out Fun Days. There are limited spaces and spots are first come first served. During School’s Out Fun Days the kids will have opportunities for structured activities, reading time, recess, possible field trips, swimming/water play and community service projects. The YMCA offers a healthy breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack.
Non-Program Member: $60/day | Program Member: $50/day | Member: $40/day
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.
- All school age programs offer a $5 discount per additional child.
- The Y ensures every child has the opportunity to learn and grow.
- Financial assistance and scholarships are available to those who qualify.
- DHS funding accepted
- 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.
Click here to view our parent handbook:PARENT HANDBOOK
Our quality childcare can be found at multiple elementary schools throughout the Cedar Valley. All of our staff are dedicated to the safety and education our Y youth, to which we offer a comprehensive care program. Every Y site uses the same program specifications of snack, study, and play. We promise you that your children are safe and warm with us from the moment you drop them off at school until you can pick them up that afternoon.
SAC Pre-K Program Location
Early Dismissals (Cedar Falls & Dike):
Noon Dismissals (Cedar Falls):
Scheduled No School Days:
The Remind App will send live text updates to your cell phone. It’s a free application. Families can also download the remind app through their device applications and enter the same code to find our group. Feel free to call us or email me back personally if you have any trouble getting signed up. Thanks for choosing the Y to service your family.
Aldrich SAC: Text @y-aldrich to 81010