SCHOOL AGE CARE
ANY CHILD NEW TO YMCA SCHOOL AGE CARE PROGRAMMING
Opens Tuesday, March 15, 2022, 6:00 am-9:00 pm.
Online or via phone at 608-519-9909
If signing up please make sure you have a user profile before trying to register. Click here to create a new account or call the front desk to have it set up.
Please only select one School District based on your location preference.
Completing a placeholder registration will provide each family an opportunity to indicate an interest in Summer Care 2022. Each Placeholder request will be time and date stamped as it is submitted and you will receive an immediate emailed confirmation that your request was received from our registration system. (Only 1 placeholder is required per family)
All requests for care will be processed in order of this timestamp. It is suggested that you complete your placeholder as close to the open date and time for better enrollment options.
Any new family who completed a placeholder registration will receive an email from [email protected] on Wednesday, March 16, 2022. This email will include a link to the official registration forms that will be required to be completed electronically for each child by Friday, March 25, 2022.
DO I HAVE CARE?
Submitted registration paperwork will begin to be processed/waitlisted in the order of placeholder timestamp beginning as early as Monday, March 28th. Families will be notified with confirmation of care/waitlist via email at the time the registration is complete. New families should receive a confirmation email by Friday, April 29, 2022.
Families interested in enrolling in Summer 2022 School Age Care or Adventure Weeks are encouraged to complete a Placeholder Registration to request consideration for care spots. Your child does not need to be enrolled in the School District during the school year to attend summer care programming.
- All Summer care deposits ($10.00 per week per child) will be due/drafted at the time your child’s care registration is processed. These deposits will be non-refundable once the registration is complete.
- All changes/cancellations in care must be submitted in writing via email to [email protected] at least 2 weeks prior to the Monday of the week you need to change or cancel to not be billed for the remaining weekly fee. Cancellations placed via phone will not be accepted as valid cancellations.
YMCA School Age Care allows children the opportunity to explore, build friendships, develop new skills and discover their creativity. YMCA staff focus on character development and emphasize accomplishments and successes in all participants.
Our programs are safe and full of fun activities that encourage physical activity, social interaction, educational opportunities, personal growth and creativity. All YMCA staff attend trainings that cover YMCA mission, character development and child abuse prevention.
PROFESSIONAL ROLE MODELS
Our staff are “Professional Role Models” selected based on their experience, attitude, skills and their ability to EXPECT and demonstrate the YMCA Core Values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.
KIDS LOVE US
YMCA programs offer your child a chance to have fun while building a healthy spirit, mind and body. Plus they get to…
- Build life-long friendships
- Be physically active
- Get messy and creative
- Learn fun songs and skits
- Have a blast
- BE A KID!
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
The Y will continue providing state-licensed childcare in our best effort to meet community needs. Now, maybe more than ever, it is necessary to give kids a place to be kids and families peace of mind that their child is well cared for as we all continue to bounce back from incredibly stressful times for everyone.
The Y’s School Age Childcare programs are eligible for Flexible Pricing options through the Y and we continue to accept Wisconsin Shares Childcare Subsidy payments. Adventure weeks do NOT qualify for Wisconsin Shares Childcare Subsidy payments.
A general day in the Summer School Age program consists of the following activities:
6:15 (Holmen locations only) or 6:30-8:30am Child Arrival-Choice Activities
8:30-9:30am Healthy Breakfast
9:30-11:30am Morning Activities Group Physical Activities and Small Group Arts & Humanities or S.T.E.M. Activities
12:30-3:30pm Afternoon Activities – possible activities include swimming, field trips (at and away from childcare), group physical activities, small groups arts & humanities, and STEM Activities. Access to pools and field trips will be subject to availability and safety of traveling off-site. Updates will be communicated via email closer to start of the summer.
3:30-4pm Healthy Snack
4-6pm Choice Activities-Child Pick Up
Older School Age kids can enjoy a fun-filled summer with Adventure Weeks! Adventure weeks will be available to children ages 9-13 who want to participate in a specific theme for that week (registration priority will be given to current participants). Children will register for themes they are interested in learning more about and focusing on for a full week, allowing them to take a deeper dive into that area. Children are encouraged to register for weeks they are interested in, you can also request care at a school age location for any weeks that don’t offer a theme your child is interested in.
These weeks are designed to help facilitate more independence, additional social-emotional development opportunities, and provide a positive exposure to a variety of skills and interests. Most weeks will feature a special event to help showcase and celebrate the hard work and development of the kids who participated that week.
Due to the nature of activities offered for Adventure weeks, all participants’ behavior must be able to be redirected quickly. Any participant unable to follow group expectations or is creating an unsafe environment must be picked up immediately and will not be allowed to attend for the remainder of that week.
Location: Pick up and drop off will be at North Woods Elementary School.
Adventure weeks operate 8am-4pm weekdays.
Pricing: Base pricing is listed below. Some weeks include an additional fee per child, that is not available for flexible pricing or multiple child discounts.
1st Child – $179/week
2nd Child – $125/week
3rd Child – $107/week
*4 day week Rate (July 5-8):
1st Child – $153/week
2nd Child – $107/week
3rd Child – $92/week
This is an unlicensed childcare program and is not eligible for Wisconsin Shares Subsidy payments.
FORMS AND HANDBOOKS
SCHOOL AGE CARE LEADERS
Senior Director of School Age
Director for Onalaska
Director for Holmen
Director for La Crosse
Director for Adventure Weeks
Food Program Director
Child Care Accounts Specialist
School Age Questions:
Please submit questions regarding registration for childcare programming, childcare site availability, childcare billing and all other topics.