The YMCA of the Greater Tri-Cities is proud to offer the School-Age Child Care (before & after school) program, to youth in our community in kindergarten through 5th grade. All of our child care sites are licensed by the State of Washington.

Enrollment for the 2014 – 2015 School Year opens Monday August 4th! Our 2014-2015 registration forms will be available online and at our offices the week prior to registration. If you have questions or would like to visit any of our sites, please call the YMCA at 374-1908 or email your question to childcare@ymcatricities.org and we’ll get right back to you.

The YMCA will open at 6:30am daily, including no school days, unless otherwise noted.

Photo ID is required when picking up your child from our programs.  Children will not be released to anyone who is not on the pick-up authorization list.

Our programs include the following components:

  • Arts, Crafts & Humanities
  • Character Development
  • Health, Wellness & Fitness
  • Homework Time
  • Sports
  • Science & Technology
  • Service Learning
  • Developing Social Skills
  • Field Trips
  • Team Building
  • Indoor/Outdoor Activities
  • PM Snack Provided

It is our philosophy that by providing a balance of emotional support, physical activities and cognitively stimulating environments, we can enhance your child’s natural growth process while facilitating their individual needs and learning styles. Our trained, dedicated staff are positive role models who strive to instill the Y’s core character values of CARING, HONESTY, RESPECT and RESPONSIBILITY in everything they do.

The YMCA of the Greater Tri-Cities School-Age Child Care programs are primarily held in gymnasiums/cafeterias or combination of both throughout the Kennewick School District.  Our Y programs serve students at the following schools:

School-Age Child Care program sites:
Canyon View Elementary Ridge View Elementary
Cascade Elementary Southgate Elementary
Cottonwood Elementary Sunset View Elementary
Edison Elementary Vista Elementary
Hawthorne Elementary Washington Elementary
Lincoln Elementary

Registration

If you have questions please feel free to contact us by calling 509-374-1109 or by email at childcare@ymcatricities.org

Current School-Age Child Care families: Spring Break, Winter Break and Summer Break Programs require separate registration and payment prior to participation.  Registration information is generally available the month prior to all Break programs.

Required Registration Forms:





Addtional Forms and Information:




Hours

Morning program is available from 6:30 a.m. until school starts, and afternoon program hours are from school dismissal (including early release days) to 6:00 p.m.

Photo ID is required when picking up your child from our programs.  Children will not be released to anyone who is not on the pick-up authorization list.

School-Age Child Care Fees (2014-15 School Year)

Upon registration, families are required to pay an annual $50 non-refundable registration fee, and a full month’s tuition payment.

After registering for the program, families pay a monthly rate from August to June. August, December, April and June are prorated based on the number of School days. Monthly fees are calculated at a set rate based on a 180-day school year. The fees include all minimum days but not holidays or breaks. School closures and breaks are not included, separate registration and payment is required.  Check out our Winter & Spring Camp and Summer Day Camp pages for more information on Y Camp offerings.

FULL TIME
5 DAYS PER WEEK
AM & PM $296/month
AM ONLY $170/month
PM ONLY $218/month
3 DAYS PER WEEK
AM & PM $228/month
AM ONLY $129/month
PM ONLY $148/month
1 DAY PER WEEK
PM ONLY $85/month

Like all Y programs, Child Care is open to everyone; we accept DSHS payments and financial assistance is available to the extent possible thanks to the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign.

School-Age Child Care Contact List

School-Age Child Care program contact numbers:
Canyon View Elementary 509.947.5764
Cascade Elementary 509.948.5441
Cottonwood Elementary 509.948.5202
Edison Elementary 509.948.5226
Hawthorne Elementary 509.948.5469
Lincoln Elementary 509.948.5258
Ridge View Elementary 509.948.5513
Southgate Elementary 509.948.1173
Sunset View Elementary 509.948.5639
Vista Elementary 509.948.5491
Washington Elementary 509.948.5465

 

Delays & School Closure Procedures (click the + to view)


Current School-Age Child Care families: Spring Break, Winter Break and Summer Break Programs require separate registration and payment prior to participation.

Contact Jordan Engel (509) 374-1908 X109 or Brianna Jennings X105 for more information about Camps and other YMCA School-Age Child Care programs!

 

Financial Assistance Funding made possible by support by the United Way of Benton-Franklin Counties and generous donors to the YMCA of the Greater Tri-Cities Scholarship Fund.

United Way of Benton Franklin Counties