The Y Club Before and After School Enrichment Program provides a high quality, safe, convenient, recreational childcare environment for children regardless of ability.


The Y Club incorporates nine defined components as a way to intentionally foster holistic youth development through a range of activities focused on helping youth achieve, build relationships and feel like they belong, all while having fun! Open communication and collaboration with the school regarding your child’s behavior and individual needs will be ongoing.

  • Conveniently located at your child’s school near you
  • Offered as early as 6:30 am; as late as 6 pm
  • Trained, caring, professional staff
  • Activities focused on fun, learning, and developing a positive self-image

Our Philosophy

  • To provide quality care for children, regardless of socio/economic background
  • To support and strengthen the family unit
  • To help children develop to their fullest potential
  • To deliver the program in a positive Y environment of safety, support and care.
  • To ensure and enforce a zero tolerance policy regarding Child Abuse and Neglect


Y afterschool programs foster each child's cognitive, social-emotional and physical development through opportunities and experiences which focus on achievement, relationships, and belonging.

The planning of each activity is offered in a physically and emotionally safe environment consistent with evidence-based principles of youth development: each child is encouraged to develop at his or her own unique rate by encouraging skill development and frequent leadership opportunities.

Parents say:

"He has so much fun! He's always talking about what he has done."

"I'm very happy he is able to get his homework done during this time since there isn't always a lot of time after I get home."

"I appreciate the homework help she receives and the relationships that both of my kids have developed with the staff."

"Y Club staff - absolutely 100 confidence that my child is is good hands everyday. That's most important as a parent."

"He has made a lot of friends. His personality and demeanor have gone up in a positive way."

Contact Us


Y Club Director
Emily Scott

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Inclement Weather

If school is cancelled before the start of the day due to inclement weather, the Snow Day Fun Club program will be held at the Tri-City YMCA from 6:30 am – 6 pm. If the Tri-City YMCA is not open due to inclement weather, the Snow Day Fun Club will not be available. Please check our website, facebook page or mobile app for branch closing information. If school dismisses early due to inclement weather, the Y Club will not be available at the school or at the Y.

Registration Information


The non-refundable, non-transferable registration fee must be paid to hold your space.

Reserve a spot with a non-refundable deposit, and submit necessary forms for 3rd party payments or financial assistance.

To guarantee attendance on the first day of school, you must register at least two weeks prior to that date. Registration is first come, first served and space is limited. To comply with state licensing regulations, additional enrollment forms are required.

Please note that children will not be able to attend child care programs until written or verbal confirmation is received from the YMCA.

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Parent Handbook

The Gateway Region YMCA Parent Handbook will assist you in understanding the philosophy, policies, and procedures of our Child Care Programs. Please read the handbook carefully and retain it for future reference.

Parent Handbook

2040 Johnson Rd.
Granite City, IL 62040

3801 Cargill Rd.
Granite City, IL 62040

4651 Maryville Rd.
Granite City, IL 62040

316 East Chain of Rocks
Granite City, IL 62040

2300 West 25th St.
Granite City, IL 62040

2400 Wilson Avenue
Granite City, IL 62040

Begin Your Career in Child Care

If you have talent, knowledge, and passion for working with children - and you want to work in an organization where you will be rewarded with opportunities to serve, it's time to learn more about what the Gateway Region YMCA has to offer.