Before & After School Care

Registration is now open for the 2020/2021 School Year! 

School Age:  Grades K – 5 (ages vary by location) | A Y Membership is NOT required

We provide a reliable, safe, and fun environment for your child to prepare for their school day and unwind from it. We offer convenient hours and affordable pricing in our Before & After School Care, No School Day Care, as well as After School Programs. Academic support from caring role models enriches your child’s educational experience and enables families to spend more quality time together.

  • Licensed
  • Before/After School Care
  • Out-of-School Days
  • Holiday Break Day Camps
  • Low Child-Teacher Ratios
  • Healthy Snacks
  • YMCA After School Curriculum
  • Gym Activities (vary by location)
  • Outdoor Experiences
  • Financial Assistance available to those who qualify


The YMCA School Age framework was developed in partnership with the YMCA of the USA  and the National Institute on Out-of-School-Time  (NIOST).


Through guided play children learn values, positive behaviors, to respect themselves and others, work out their difference and discover the value of friendship.

Academic support from caring role models enriches your child’s educational experience and enables families to spend more quality time together.

We offer activities in

  • Arts & Humanities
  • Science
  • Homework support
  • Literacy
  • Character Development
  • Conflict Resolution

Our Values – Caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and inclusion. We reinforce the values you teach at home.

Character Development – All of our activities and discussions incorporate the four core values.

Choice Time – Kids are given activity choices where they make friends, learn, play and thrive.

Theme Weeks – Exciting themes guide each week’s activities to keep kids engaged.

Physical Activity – Fitness is vital to your child’s health so we include daily physical activity and movement through indoor gym or outdoor games.

Community Connections – Social responsibility and volunteerism are reinforced through service learning projects.


Full Time: $92 (5 days, before AND after) includes a complimentary youth membership, and reflects a $18 discount

Two Day: $25 (before OR after)

Three Day: $35 (before OR after)

Five Day: $55 (before OR after)



Programs are able to offer full day care in the case school is closed for weather or planned no school days. Participants must register for Half School Days, Full School Days and Snow Days before the day occurs. 

Half School Day (1 day): $25

Full School Day (1 day): $50




There is a 5% sibling discount.

There is a $25 registration fee per child.

There is a holding fee equal to 50% of the tuition rate for any cancellations.

A two week notice of disenrollment is required.

Confidential financial assistance is available to those who qualify.

Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) accepted.

You can register by phone at 616.855.9622, online, and at any of our branch locations.

Registration paperwork must be received prior to a child’s first day in the program.
There is a $25 registration fee per child.

NEW! Enrichment Programming: Every Child Deserves a Y Experience 

For the times families can’t be there, the Y supports their effort to nurture their child’s healthy development. Our well-trained staff provide safe, affordable, high-quality care so parents can have peace of mind while at work to help their family succeed.

At the Y, good child care is good family care. With a focus on important life skills, parents know that their child is: 

  • Developing core values
  • Improving reading comprehension and fluency through daily literacy activities
  • Practicing good healthy habits by being active throughout the day 
  • Increasing family engagement through weekly family activities

Our Programs Include:

30 minutes/day  |  Participants will demonstrate YMCA Pillars of Character: caring, honesty, respect, responsibility, civility, trustworthiness and fairness.

30 minutes/day  |  Participants will demonstrate physical fitness & knowledge about healthy lifestyles. 

30 minutes/day  |  Disguised Learning. To improve reading fluency, comprehension, oral speaking skills, confidence, self esteem and decision making skills. 

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Academic Enrichment
Participants will learn key skills needed in today's workplace: problem solving, analytical thinking, and the ability to work independently.

What to Bring

  1. Sunscreen SPF 15+ and water proof
  2. Hat or Visor, if desired
  3. Bug Spray
  4. Water bottle labeled with name
  5. If cold day, extra clothing to stay warm when outside

What to Leave at Home-

  1. All Electronics
  2. Cell phones
  3. Toys: stuffed animals, action figures, etc.
  4. Money
  5. Candy and Pop


Please choose a location below, and click on the "REGISTER" button. The button will direct you to the sign up page where you can register for before and after school programs.

You can also register by phone at 616.855.9622 or at any of our branch locations.