The Y makes the most of your child’s time before and after school by offering activities designed to engage and expand young minds. Housed inside local schools, YMCA before and after school programs blend a familiar and safe environment with new opportunities for physical activity, social connection, and experiential learning.
Our program uses developmentally appropriate curriculums to foster physical, cognitive, social, and emotional growth for every child.
Healthy Eating and Physical Activity (HEPA)
Social & Emotional Learning
SCALED Learning™ Curriculum
Thanks to close partnerships with local School Districts, Y programs operate inside school facilities. This provides children with a familiar and safe location for their time before and after school.
To view our Child Care Sites on an interactive map, click here.
2023-24 School Year Care Options & Rates
Multiple care options are available to meet the needs of your family:
For more information about Occasional Care and a printable 2023-24 School-Age Care Rate Sheet, click here.
Child Care Subsidy Information
Before and After School-Age Care programs are licensed by Washington State DCYF (Dept, of Youth, Children and Families). The YMCA welcomes participants paid through Working Connections Child Care, DCYF, DSHS, or other 3rd party pay options. Find out more here.
How to apply for Child Care subsidy:
– Families can apply by contacting the Child Care Subsidy Contact Center at 1-844-626-8687 or online at www.WashingtonConnection.org
– DCYF gathers and reviews information to determine a family’s eligibility.
– Families will need to provide DCYF with the name and phone number of the child care provider. You do not have to have a provider before applying for child care subsidy.
Sliding scale financial assistance options are available to ensure everyone has an opportunity to experience the Y. To learn more, we invite you to submit an Access for All Worksheet online or at the Y.