Gateway Region YMCA Y Club Program categories

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

✔️ Held at your child’s school


✔️ As early as 6:30 am, as late as 6 pm


✔️ Caring, professional staff

✔️  Fun AND learning


✔️ State licensed


✔️ Homework help

YMCA Before and After-School programming is designed to help kids in our community succeed developmentally and academically. We focus on a well-rounded curriculum with 9 components: 21st Century Skills, Arts & STEAM Activities, Global Exploration, Health & Wellness (BOKS - Building Our Kids’ Success), Leadership Development, Service Learning, Family & Parent Engagement, Guest Speakers and SEL - Social Emotional Learning.

Our staff are concerned about each child and strive to provide safe and fun experiences for all. We encourage children to participate, develop ideas, and most of all, have fun! Our staff are certified in CPR/First Aid, child abuse prevention and reporting, and emergency action plans. All staff have criminal background checks, child abuse clearances, and fingerprinting clearances. Our trained staff are experienced in working with children and look forward to playing a key role in your child’s educational program.

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.

Register Online

Welcome to Inclusion & Adaptive Support Services, whether you're a returning or first-time Y Club participant. Fostering a supportive and enriching environment for children with diverse abilities is the primary focus of inclusive and adaptive programs. The Gateway Region YMCA provides trained staff and accessible spaces to help ensure program opportunities for every child. When you register online for Y Club, indicate any needs your child may have and the Y branch will email you more information and the required forms so we can ensure a safe, successful, and meaningful experience. If additional support is needed, we provide trained staff at no extra cost. 

Key Points to Note:

  • Registrations are processed based on the order of receipt at the branch and subsequently by the organization's Inclusion & Adaptive Support Services department
  • To avoid delay in the registration process, fully complete and provide all requested documents.
  • Please allow at least two weeks for processing, especially during peak enrollment times.
  • Your child's start date depends on the staffing and capacity situation at the branch, regardless of their support needs.
  • We ensure information is securely handled per HIPAA guidelines.
  • Additional information may be requested.

While we make every effort to accommodate, there may be situations where a child's needs exceed the scope of our recreational, non-therapeutic programs.


Gateway Region YMCA Y Club Program categories