Enriching Childcare Programs

Have a Blast Afterschool & Holidays 

The Y offers enriching out-of-school programs for youth with a dynamic blend of activities, engaging field trips, hands-on STEM projects, and creative activity sessions. Designed with excellence in mind, our afterschool, summer, and holiday break programs foster holistic growth, igniting young minds with curiosity and imagination.

Afterschool, Summer & Holiday Break Programs 

These enriching programs for youth feature diverse activities, field trips, and more. All are welcome. Membership is not required to register for any youth program. We offer scholarships and accept CCMS.

Before & Afterschool 

Preschool

School Breaks

Summer Camps

Essential Components of Quality Programs

We believe quality out-of-school programs enrich a young person’s life, instilling confidence and creating connections to themselves and others while exploring interests to excel in all areas of their life.

1.

Positive Relationships

Create a supportive and inclusive atmosphere where children can build positive relationships with peers and adult caregivers, promoting a sense of belonging and trust.

2.

Family Involvement

Involve parents and caregivers in the program to strengthen the connection between home and the out-of-school program to foster consistent support.

3.

Social Skills

Develop essential social skills such as communication, active listening, conflict resolution, and cooperation, enabling participants to navigate social situations successfully.

4.

Character Development

Explore core values like respect, integrity, kindness, and responsibility to cultivate socially responsible individuals.

5.

Community Engagement

Encourage participation in community service and outreach projects to promote social responsibility and a sense of civic duty.

6.

Conflict Resolution

Equip and support children & youth with building conflict resolution skills to peacefully address disagreements and conflicts constructively.

7.

Regular Assessments

Assess participants’ progress and the program’s outcomes in supporting youth and child development using data to adapt and improve program offerings. 

2024 Key Dates to Know

Before & Afterschool
2024/2025
Early Bird Registration
February 2024
Open Registration
April 2024
Spring Break Camps
Registration Opens
February 16, 2024
Camp Starts
March 11, 2024
Summer Day Camp
Registration Opens
February 16, 2024
Camp Starts
May 2024
Fall Break Camp
Registration Opens
September 2024
Camp Starts
TBD
Winter Day Camp
Registration Opens
September 2024
Camp Starts
TBD

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We are ready to welcome energetic, dedicated individuals to nurture young hearts and minds through our afterschool and childcare programs. Discover the rewarding experience of building lasting memories while advancing your professional growth.

Frequently Asked Questions

All registration is done through ymcafw.org. Please complete all required forms. Having your child’s health & immunization records and preferred payment source on hand when registering.

Please read the Parent Handbook for each program you are registered. Each includes details including daily schedules, cancellation policies and change of service request guidelines. 

School-age children should bring a backpack, a refillable water bottle, a change of clothes, any required program materials, and appropriate clothing for planned activities. Younger children will have a specific classroom list. Please leave all electronic devices (cell phones, tablets, e-readers, etc) at home. 

Please email ychildcare@ymcafw.org for additional questions or speak to the onsite lead during pick up or drop off. Financial assistance and account questions can only be supported via email outreach. The site team does not manage payments/finances. 

Each program has a specific process. You can submit a cancellation request here but please note the policy details and timing for change requests and cancellation procedures.

This cannot be managed at your child’s program site.