YMCA Afterschool Program
In a time when schools and families are cutting back to basics, your child, more than ever, needs the Y! Sports, homework support, exposure to the arts, technology and time to have fun with friends are just a few highlights of the YMCA Afterschool Program!
The Westside YMCA provides care at the following schools
All of our afterschool programs are licensed by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.
School dismissal- 6:00pm.
Additional hours of care are provided on early release days.
Afterschool Paperwork & Registration Forms
Program Rate Plans
There are several rate plans available to meet the needs of your family.
Plan A (Year Round)
This option provides afterschool care, holiday break care, school days out, and summer Day Camp. Your weekly rate is locked in for 1 year (August 2017-August 2018) without increasing for extended hours of care (holidays) or Day Camp.
With this rate plan, ALL weeks must be paid during this time period regardless of attendance however, you are allowed two Vacation Weeks to use whenever you choose that will exempt you from a week’s payment.
$75/week- YMCA Members $95/week- Non YMCA Members
Plan C (School Year)
This option is designed for participants who do not consistently need care during school days out, holidays, or summer weeks. This option only includes school days and early release days. Additional payment will be required for extended hours of care (holidays).
With this rate plan, ALL weeks must be paid during this time period regardless of attendance however, you are allowed one Vacation Week to use whenever you choose that will exempt you from a week’s payment.
$65/week- YMCA Members $80/week- Non YMCA Members
With this rate plan holidays, camp and school days out are not included.
Part-Time (2 days or less)
This option is for parents only needing weekly care for 2 days or less. $36/week- YMCA Members $46/week- Non YMCA Members.
If any additional days are needed, parents must pay the full weekly rate of $60/ $77.
We do not prorate weeks based on attendance, school closings or holidays.
Vacation weeks are used with Option A and Option C to allow you to skip a weekly payment due to illness, vacation etc. The Vacation Week form (below) must be completed and returned to the Westside YMCA Childcare Billing Dept. two weeks in advance.
–Vacation Week Request form
If not submitted two weeks in advance, we cannot guarantee that the payment will be skipped.
How to Cancel
To cancel childcare a two weeks’ notice must be giving as well as an EXIT FORM (click here). Please send Exit Forms directly to Childcare Billing at the Westside YMCA. If no two weeks’ notice is given, we are not responsible for any refunds.
The YMCA also provides scholarships/financial assistance to those in need. Please click the financial assistance form and allow at least 1 week to process. This form may be submitted to Lorinda Muhammad at LMuhammad@ymcafw.org at the Westside YMCA.
School Day Out & Holiday Camp Programs
Westside YMCA offers a School Days Out program during most school holidays and waiver days. We provide all day care from 7:00a-6:00p where the children rotate through various activities.
|October 10||FWISD&WSISD||$25.00 per child||White Settlement Rec.|
|October 11||WSISD||$25.00 per child||White Settlement Rec.|
|November 18||WSISD||$25.00 per child||Westside YMCA|
|November 21-23||FWISD&WSISD||$85.00/ non members & $75.00/ YMCA Members||White Settlement Rec.|
|December 23||FWISD&WSISD||$25.00 per child||White Settlement Rec.|
|December 26-30||FWISD&WSISD||$140.00/week non members & $110.00/week YMCA Members||White Settlement Rec.|
|January 2-6||FWISD&WSISD||$140.00/week non members & $110.00/week YMCA Members||White Settlement Rec.||Benbrook YMCA|
|January 9||FWISD||$25.00 per child||Westside YMCA|
|February 3||FWISD||$25.00 per child||Westside YMCA|
|February 20||WSISD||$25.00 per child||Westside YMCA|
|March 13-17||FWISD& WSISD||$140.00/week non members & $110.00/week YMCA Members||White Settlement Rec.||Benbrook YMCA|
|April 14||FWISD& WSISD||$25.00 per child||White Settlement Rec.|
|April 17||WSISD||$25.00 per child||White Settlement Rec.|
|May 30,31||WSISD||$25.00 per child||TBA|
|June 1||WSISD||$25.00 per child||TBA|
YMCA Program Closings:
The Westside YMCA is closed and does not operate SDO or Holiday Camps on the following dates:
|August||21st FWISD Aftershcool Start Date|
|22nd WSISD Afterschool Start Date|
|September||4th Labor Day – No Childcare Programs|
|October||6th WSISD Staff Devlopment Day – All Day Out @ White Settlement Rec Center|
|9th FWISD Waiver Day – All Day Out @ Benbrook YMCA|
|9th WSISD Holiday – All Day Out @ White Settlement Rec Center|
|November||17th WSISD Staff Development – No Childcare Programs|
|20th-22nd FWISD Thanksgiving Break @ Benbrook YMCA|
|20th-22nd WSISD Thanksgiving Break @ White Settlement Rec Center|
|23rd-24th Thanksgiving Holiday – No Childcare Programs|
|December||20th-31st WSISD Winter Break @ White Settlement Rec Center|
|22nd-31st FWISD Winter Break @ Benbrook YMCA|
|25th Christmas Holiday – No Childcare Programs|
|January||1st- 2nd WSISD Winter Break @ White Settlement Rec Center|
|1st-5th FWISD Winter Break @ Benbrook YMCA|
|1st New Year’s Holiday – No Childcare Programs|
|8th FWISD Teacher In-Service – No Childcare Programs|
|15th MLK Holiday – No Childcare Programs|
|February||2nd FWISD Waiver Day – All Day Out @ Benbrook YMCA|
|19th WSISD Staff Development Day – All Day Out @ White Settlement Rec Center|
|March||12th-16th FWISD Spring Break @ Benbrook YMCA|
|12th-16th WSISD Spring Break @ White Settlement Rec Center|
|April||13th WSISD Staff Development Day @ White Settlement Recreation Center|
|May||24th WSISD Last Day of Afterschool Care|
|28th Memorial Day – No Childcare Programs|
|June||1st FWISD Last Day of Afterschool Care|
|4th First Day of Summer Day Camp|
Last Day of Program
The last day of the afterschool program will be on June 1, 2018. In order to prepare for our summer programs there will not be a School Day Out program offered after this date.
Click here for the 2017-2018 School Day Out Calendar!
If you are not an Option A, these fees are in addition to your weekly rate.
AM and PM snack is provided however, you will need to pack a healthy lunch for your child on all School Days Out program days.
What is Y-Fit?
Y-FIT Program: provides students with 60 minutes of structured physical activity and nutrition education programming. Y-Fit utilizes SPARK, a research-based physical education and coordinated school health program designed to increase physical activity and promote physical activity beyond classes to become a component of an active lifestyle. Students will participate daily in activities such as Fitness Fun, Cool Cooperatives, Great Games & Super Sports. In addition, students will experience hands on nutrition education with recipe planning, food demonstrations & more.
Get to know our great staff! Let our counselors create a great afterschool 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. A certified teacher from your school will also be on staff to provide homework help and enrichment tutoring! All staff receive many hours of training and are all CPR and first aid certified.
Contact the Westside YMCA for more details 817-244-4544.