BLACK HAWK COUNTY YMCA

School Age Child Care

Before and After

Registration for Before and After care 2019-2020 is now open

Register Online Here!

Program Details

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
  • Cedar Heights
  • Dike (after care only)
  • Orange
  • Orchard Hill
  • Poyner
  • Southdale

Ages:

  • Pre-K offered at Becker and Orange
  • Kindergarten-6th Grade offered at all above schools

Registration

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:

  • Youth Program Member: $20/year
  • Family Program Member: $35/year
  • Youth Full Y Member: $10/month
  • Full Y Family Member: $55/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 this program. Online enrollment is required one week before admission to the program. Check out our program’s rates:

2019-2020 Before & After School Care Weekly Rates 

Program Location Member Rate Program Member Rate
Waterloo 
Before $37 $42
After $42 $47
Before/After $69 $79
Waterloo Pre-K
Before $42 $47
After $47 $52
Before/After $74 $84
Cedar Falls
Before $37 $42
After $50 $55
Before/After $77 $87
Dike
After $47 $52
Here are some fast facts about registering: 
  • All school age programs offer a $5 discount for second child.
  • DHS funding accepted and financial assistance is available to those in need, to ensure every child has the opportunity to learn and grow at the Y.
  • The Y also offers a scholarship program that’s a sliding-scale fee based on income. Contact the Y if you’re interested in applying.
  • 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.

Program Locations and Times

SAC K-6th Program Locations

  • Waterloo: Becker, Orange &Poyner
    • Weekday Mornings: 6:30 am – School begins
    • Weekday Afternoons: School ends – 6 pm*
  • Cedar Falls: Aldrich, Cedar Heights, Orchard Hill, & Southdale
    • Weekday Mornings: 6:30 am – School begins
    • Weekday Afternoons: School ends – 6 pm*
  • Dike-New Hartford: Dike
    • Weekday Afternoons: School ends – 6 pm*

*For questions about early release days or noon dismissals contact Jade Johnson, Youth Development Coordinator, at jajohnson@blackhawkymca.org

SAC Pre-K Program Locations

  • Waterloo: Becker and Orange
    • Weekday Mornings: 6:30 am – School begins
    • Weekday Afternoons: School ends – 6 pm
      • *No Care on Fridays

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.

Get Involved

The YMCA isn’t ONLY about getting in shape. It is a community resource organization, aimed at improving the spirit, mind, and body of all who want to participate.

Make a Gift

We need your support to strengthen our community – because strengthening community is our cause.
Learn More

Proud Partners