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Nurturing Kids

At the Y, before and after school is more than just a time of day. It’s an opportunity to nurture children’s development so they can reach their full potential.



Offered at nearly 2,000 YMCAs across the country, before and after school programs serve 580,000 youth each year. The Y is committed to helping kids learn, grow and thrive in a healthy environment where they can establish positive relationships and experience a sense of accomplishment and belonging—critical ingredients for successful youth development.


Why Choose Before & Afterschool at the Y?

  • BAS-Child-Care-TWRCWe are guided by the Y’s core values: caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.
  • We partner closely with schools to align youth’s after-hours learning with their daily curriculum.
  • We focus on the whole child, nurturing the social-emotional, cognitive and physical abilities of every youth.
  • We strive to incorporate Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Standards into each child’s day by making time for active play and providing fruits and vegetables at every snack.
  • We strengthen families by engaging and building strong relationships with parents and caregivers.
  • We help each child develop positive character traits and gain valuable, out-of-classroom life skills.
  • State-licensed program beginning during the 2015-2016 School Year.


To learn more about how the Y nurtures the potential of every child and teen, contact our Childcare Department at 563.556.3371.

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