The YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth is one of the largest providers of school-age child care in Tarrant County. Whether at the school site or at the YMCA, children are given a supervised, structured before-and-after school fun place to be. Many branches’ school-age child care programs are located on-site for the convenience of working parents.
After a long academic day, kids want to have fun! At the YMCA, we provide a balanced program of choices and structured activities. Research shows that kids do better in school when they are engaged in enriching activities during after school hours. We provide an educational environment with a unique mix of activities that focus on the assets necessary for positive development, while keeping the afternoon fun!
Before enrolling in YMCA After School Program, the Registration Packet must be completed, signed and returned to the YMCA branch.
Hours: Program begins at time of school dismissal and ends at 6:30pm.
*CCMS is accepted & Financial Assistance is offered for those who qualify!
After School Child Care provided at the following schools dismissal until 6:30PM
- B J Elliot Elementary (transported to Eastside YMCA)
- Eastern Hills Elementary (transported to Eastside YMCA)
- Lowery Road Elementary (transport to Eastside YMCA)
- East Fort Worth Montessori Academy (transport to Eastside YMCA)
- International Leadership of Texas/ILT (transport to Eastside YMCA)
- Atwood McDonald Elementary (After School program held on site)
- $35.00 for first child
- $15.00 for each additional child
- * Ask about our promotions when you contact the Eastside YMCA
Year-round Care (Option A)
The year round plan provides care for the entire year. This plan includes FWISD school waiver days and holiday care that is provided at the Eastside YMCA as well as 11 weeks of Summer Camp. With this plan you will continue to pay your regular weekly amount without being charged extra for holiday care or summer camp. Payments must be made weekly regardless of your child’s attendance. You will receive 2 weeks of “Vacation” to use during the year where you will not be obligated to pay your weekly fee. If you cancel this plan prior to summer, you will not be able to re-enroll in this option again. Deadline to register for this option is October 15.
- Members – $75.00 per week
- NonMembers – $95.00 per week
School Day Care (Option C) – School Days Only, No Holidays/Waiver Days
This plan provides care for the entire school year from dismissal until 6:30pm. This plan does not include school holidays or waiver days. Please note that full days of care for school breaks are held at the Eastside YMCA and they require additional fees.
- Members – $60.00 per week
- NonMembers – $75.00 per week
Fridays Only (Option D)
This plan is offered for participants in the FWAS program which does not offer programming on Fridays. This option is NOT included in the scholarship program. Full tuition must be paid each Friday.
- Rate: $20 (due the Friday they attend)
Holiday camps are provided during the school breaks (Thanksgiving, Winter and Spring). Holiday camps dates vary based on the holidays but run all day from 7:00a-6:30p.
School Day Out is a program provided by the Eastside YMCA Child Care during school holidays and waiver days for FWISD schools. Kids participate in a fun filled day that begins at 7:00am-6:30pm!
Childcare will be closed on the following dates:
- Labor Day
- Martin Luther King Day
- Memorial Day
- Thanksgiving Day and the day after
- Christmas Day and the day after (25th & 26th)
- New Years Day and the day after (1st & 2nd)
Get to know our great staff!
Let our counselors create a great after school experience for your child! All staff are at least 18 years of age with a high school diploma. Background checks including FBI fingerprinting are done along with personal and professional references. Also, all staff receive many hours of training and are all CPR and first aid certified.
1500 Sandy Lane
Fort Worth, TX 76112