School Age Learning

Fall Child Care Registration is OPEN!!

We offer care and enrichment for kids ages 3 years – 5th grade at 25+ area sites – maybe even one in your neighborhood! View all sites and learn more about our programs using the links below.

We have openings at many of our child care sites – Please note available openings will vary by site.

Questions? Contact our enrollment team at 701.364.4117 or enroll@ymcacassclay.org and they would be happy to help answer any questions you may have and get your family registered!

Early Learning Child Care     School Age Child Care


The YMCA works hard every day to provide kids a safe, engaging space by hosting before and after school programs and care in over 30 local schools and centers, affecting nearly 2,000 kids. We provide a safe and enriching environment for kids in Kindergarten – 5th Grade to explore their areas of interest, receive homework assistance, stay active and meet new friends before and after school hours, and on most school out days. YMCA programs also provide full-time programming during the summer months. 


Program Details

Download 2019 Child Care Brochure

Hours of Operation:

  • School Year: 6:30am – Morning Bell & Afternoon Bell – 6:00pm
  • Summer: 6:30am – 6:00pm

Program Features

  • 25+ Convenient Locations- find one close to you!
  • On-site supervisor is a certified teacher or has degree in related field
  • Dedicated, experienced and caring leaders trained to work with school age children
  • Nutritious breakfasts, lunches and snacks are provided
  • Homework Club, special projects, outside play (weather permitting) and gym/physical activities
  • Enrichment Activities in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math
  • Swimming and field trips (offered occasionally)
  • Free time to socialize and play with friends
  • Special programs for older school age children in the summer months
  • Combination of supervised group play and self-directed activities
  • Enrolled child care participants receive member rates on all YMCA programs (like swimming lessons, basketball, and more)!

School Age Learning Center Site Directory

Looking for site addresses? Need contact information for a specific School Age Learning Center, or a specific Site Coordinator? Check out the directory below! Or, view the Child Care Site Listing for the names and addresses of ALL YMCA Child Care sites, including Early Learning sites!

School Age Site Directory   

Child Care Site Listing


School Age Learning Center Program Components
Opening/Closing Ceremonies Kids come together for group songs, games, challenges and announcements, to kick off and close their day.
Breakfast/Snack We serve healthy meals and snacks with no added sugar. Meals and snacks are served ‘family style’ to encourage community and connection. 
Kid’s Choice Kids are given free time to explore their interests, and just play! Options include art projects, LEGOs, gym games, dramatic play, and more!
Homework Time Students are given time to complete their homework, and receive any help or assistance they need. 
Outside Physical Activity Kids in our School Age Learning Centers go outside or have physical activity for a minimum of 60min. each day, as weather permits!
Indoor Physical Activity (Gym) Every day, we head to the gym for adult-led games and activities – including two new games a week!
Explore Zone Kids are naturally curious, and our Explore Zone – including global learning, service learning, STEAM activities, and more – foster that curiosity while helping them explore their world!
MindUp – Character Development We use the MindUP curriculum to teach core character values like respect, honesty, caring, responsibility, and more!
Junior Leaders Kids ages 10-13 have additional responsibilities and privileges, which help develop their leadership skills!
Interest Clubs Interest clubs like LEGO Club, Cooking Club, Science Club, and more help kids explore new things while fostering friendships built on shared interests.

Curriculum

Our seasonal curriculum builds on traditional School Age activities with special lessons, field trips, guest speakers and more! Every few weeks there will be new themes designed to get students engaged with and exploring different topics, cultures and subjects!

2018-2019 School Year Theme


Enrollment Information

When your child enrolls in a YMCA child care program, you will receive an enrollment packet to fill out. Along with the paperwork, you will need to provide a copy of your child’s immunization record, copy of your child’s birth certificate, and medical insurance information. Please contact a School Age Director to obtain an enrollment packet. To get started, email us at enroll@ymcacassclay.org.

Financial Assistance
The YMCA provides scholarships to families who are in need. Visit our Financial Assistance page for more information on how to apply.


For more information on School Age Learning, please contact our Child Care team at 701.364.4117 or childcare@ymcacassclay.org. To contact staff at specific sites, please use information listed in our School Age Learning Center Site Directory above.