School Age Childcare

School Age Childcare

These grant-funded scholarships are available to cover a certain percentage of the program applied for, provided funds are still available. Apply here.

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Children entering K-4th grade, will have the opportunity to join their Y friends and our friendly staff for supervised activities. Activities include arts and crafts, gym time, outside play (weather permitting), use of indoor playground, swimming time in our Family Fun Pool, time with the youth sports coaches and fit floor instructors and a variety of other areas around the YMCA. Our primary focus is to create a positive and inclusive atmosphere for students, while maintaining health and safety.

View our After School/Kids Day Out Program packet.

After School/No School Care

School Age Childcare

The After School Program has the opportunity to get bussed from the elementary schools to the Y. They get to use multiple areas with in our facility including the Family Fun Pool on no school days. 

After School CareMonday – Friday2:15pm – 5:30pm$10/day OR $35/week
Kids Day Out (No School Care)APS Calendar7:30am – 5:30pm$40/day

*A non-refundable registration fee of $50 is due upon submission. *A non-refundable $55 supply and snack fee is due with registration.

Transportation is available from the kindergarten and elementary schools to the Y – if this is of interest to you, please indicate so on the online registration form.

On no school days children will have time to swim in our Family Fun Pool.

After School Care

Kids Day Out (No School Care)

Summer Daze

Summer Daze Childcare Program

For children entering K- 4th grade in the Fall of 2024
7:00am – 6:00pm

Give your child a memorable experience this summer as they explore all that the Y has to offer. Summer Daze is all about learning and exploration, and rain or shine, participants will test their skills in sports, explore nature, create imaginative art projects, meet new friends and most importantly, have fun! Of course, we will also play games, sing songs, swim and take field trips to fun and memorable places.

  • swimming lessons (June)
  • gymnastics classes (July)
  • youth sports sessions (August)
  • weekly swimming trips
  • field trips

Going to Summer School this year? We’ve got you!

We are excited to offer a reduced rate, free transportation, and care after school for families registered with the APS summer school program, with an option to sign up for a full day of fun on Fridays. It amounts to a full day of care for your kiddo, and we can’t think of anything better than some fun in the sun after learning in summer school!

*Please only register for After Summer School programming on Summer School Session dates.

DailyFull WeekSummer School M-ThSummer School M-F

Payments for programming will be processed via an auto draft 2 weeks prior to the registered week. During registration you will be asked to provide credit card or bank account information which will be automatically charged on Mondays. All fees are non-refundable. Insufficient funds may result in a fee. For billing questions please contact

Program Scholarships

The funds available for scholarships are made possible through a grant from the Hormel Foundation. We believe a strong sense of ownership and pride is developed if the recipient has contributed to the cost of their YMCA involvement; therefore, applicants will be asked to pay some portion of the fees (a maximum of 20% discount for school aged care, a maximum of 50% discount for life skills and youth sports). To apply, visit:

If you have already been granted a scholarship, they will automatically be applied to future programming through the end of your scholarship period.

Permanent Registration Changes & Cancellations

Adding Days

If you wish to add days to your child’s schedule, please email at least two weeks prior to the draft date. All requests will be subject to availability. Draft amount will be adjusted accordingly.

Canceling Days

If you wish to cancel days on your child’s schedule, please email at least two weeks prior to the draft date or a fee may be incurred. Please read our cancellation policy for more information.


June 6 – 7Beach DazeFamily Fun Pool
June 10 – 14AdventurelandNiagra Cave
June 17 – 21Summer OlympicsAustin Municipal Pool
June 24 – 28Welcome to the JungleOxbo Park
July 1 – 3 (No program July 4 & 5)Stars & StripesAlbert Lea Aquatic Center
July 8 – 12Happy CampersNature Center
July 15 – 19Shark WeekRiver Springs Water Park
July 22 – 26Holidays Around the WorldMyre-Big Island State Park
July 29 – August 2Hawaiian LuauGlenville Beach
August 5 – 9Under the Big TopMower County Fair
August 12 – 16Fairy Tale DreamsFamily Fun Pool
August 19 – 21 (No program Aug. 22 & 23)The Final HurrahFamily Fun Pool
*Field Trips are subject to change.

Questions regarding our School Age Childcare Program? Reach out to our Youth Development Director, Alyssa Jenkins. You can reach her by calling the Y at 507.433.1804 ext. 118 or by email at

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