Before/After School Care

The School Age Care program at the Y is excited to continue our partnerships with the Holmen, Onalaska, and La Crosse School Districts to provide before and after school care.

We all know that focusing on the development of our youth is more important than ever as we continue our recovery from schools being closed for so long.

The School Age team continues to work with local school leaders to provide additional play-based learning activities outside of the traditional school day, with additional attention given to a positive role model relationship, social-emotional learning, and healthy peer interactions and physical activities.

The School Age Care program at the Y will continue to prioritize your child’s safety and our support for local school district COVID-related protocols; as the new school year approaches, SAC Directors will communicate more specific information to those who are enrolled in this program. Please review all the information included in the following paragraphs as a few things have changed.


The safety of the children, staff, and families has always been and will continue to be our priority as we plan to look ahead to the next school year. In order to ensure the continuation of childcare, we know there are simple yet critical preventative steps we can take to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. 
  • Children and Staff will be required to wear masks while indoors until CDC and WI DHS suggest otherwise
  • A frequent disinfection and handwashing schedule will be maintained
  • Children and staff will continue avoiding close contact and creating a safe physical distance as much as possible


Registration forms for the 2021/2022 Before and After School Program will be provided via the School District links below.  Please note the following about the registration process for the 2021/2022 Before and After Care Program:
  • Click the link of the School District your child will attend to electronically submit registration forms for your child(ren).
  • You must submit a separate form for each child!  If you have multiple children, you will need to click a new District link each time you need to fill out a new form for an additional child. Family Handbook and Photo/Video Release Waivers need to be reviewed prior to completing the form. 
  • PLEASE NOTE: Submitting a registration form is not a guarantee of care placement.  Registration forms submitted will be processed in the order they are received. Families should receive confirmation of care or waitlist status within 2-3 weeks.
  • A $25.00 registration fee will be processed at the time of registration for ALL families who are able to secure care. The first month’s payment for care will be due/drafted on September 1, 2021.


Families who are currently enrolled in this program are allowed an opportunity to register for additional days of care for Non-School days.  These Kid’s Day Off dates offered will cover most of the non-school days in the La Crosse, Onalaska, and Holmen School Districts.   Due to limited availability, enrollment for these dates is not guaranteed.
Kid’s Day Off:
  • Kids Day Off Programming offers a day of fun and enrichment while ensuring your child is well cared for by our School Age Care professionals. 
  • Hours: Programming operates a full day, 6:30 AM (6:15 in Holmen) – 6:00 PM.
  • Rates: $32.00 Flat Daily Rate per child
  • Kids Day Off is not a licensed childcare program. Wisconsin Shares Subsidy can not be used towards this care programming fee.
  • Payment for all dates September 1 – December 31, 2021, is due at the time of registration. Payment for dates January 1- May 31, 2022,  is due by Friday, January 14, 2022.
  • Programming will be offered in various locations throughout the County based on the availability of space. A listing of all 2021/2022 Kid’s Day Off Dates and programming locations per district is yet to be finalized.
  • If your child is currently enrolled in the 2021/2022 Before and After School Care Program and you would like to be considered for possible care/waitlist placement, please email [email protected] to request a Kid’s Day Off Registration Form specific to your child’s school district.


At the Y, we strengthen community through youth development because we believe that a community is stronger when all children have the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. 

When you enroll in our School Age Program, you do so knowing that the Y impacts youth by supporting their needs and interests in our welcoming and safe environment. The School Age Program creates a space for social and emotional learning which will have a positive impact on mental health and social skills.

Our caring staff team follows all state licensing standards while nurturing the potential of every child. Daily activities include structured physical activities, social and emotional learning activities,  as well as an afternoon snack with fresh fruit and vegetables.


Shane Drey
Senior Director of School Age

Katie Tischer
Director for Onalaska

Catie Deysach
Director for Holmen

Kristin Seifert
Director for La Crosse

Holly Kleiner
Child Care Accounts Specialist


Please submit questions regarding registration for childcare programming, childcare site availability, childcare billing and all other topics.