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YMCA
SCHOOL-AGE CARE

The YMCA provides care for children in the Chippewa Valley before and after school and when school is not in session. Care is offered at our YMCA locations and at numerous elementary schools sites. Find what care is available to you in Chippewa Falls and Eau Claire below.

In YMCA Before & After School Care, kids engage in physical and educational activities that encourage them to explore who they are and what they can achieve. It’s a safe place to learn, have fun, and get active before and/or after the regular school day. Registration for the 2022-2023 school year began on May 16, 2022. 

YMCA Before & After School Care

 

EAU CLAIRE YMCA 

700 Graham Ave, Eau Claire, WI 54701

Before School Care

This program is available for children enrolled in all Eau Claire Elementary Schools including Public, Catholic, and Lutheran schools. Before School Care is designed to provide quality, licensed child care for children before their school day begins. 

Ages: Kindergarten to 12 years

Hours: 6:30 AM until school starts. Monday-Friday)
 

After School Program

This state-licensed program offers children Kindergarten – 5th grade a fun, safe and friendly atmosphere where children can unwind at the end of their day. Each site offers a unique program to help individual children develop positive self-esteem. Daily activities may include group games, arts and crafts, quiet study time, and outside time weather permitting. Care is provided from school release until 6:00 PM at your child's After School Program site. An afternoon snack is provided, along with milk or 100% juice.

On-Site School Locations

This on-site option allows kids to be dropped off at their school as early as 6:30 AM. After school, parents can then pick their children up at the same location until 6:00 PM.

On-site locations are available at Flynn, Locust Lane, Meadowview, Northwoods, Robbins, Manz, Putnam Heights, and Sam Davey. 

YMCA Location (Clubhouse)

At our YMCA Clubhouse (Downtown YMCA) location, children can be dropped off as early as 6:30 AM and will be bused directly to their school. After school, kids catch the Y bus back to the YMCA location and can be picked up as late as 6:00 PM. The YMCA Clubhouse will bus Lakeshore, Longfellow, & Montessori.

CHIPPEWA FALLS YMCA 

611 Jefferson Ave, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729

Before School Care

This program is available for children enrolled in all Chippewa Falls Elementary Schools including Public, Catholic, and Lutheran schools. Regardless of the school your child is attending, Before School Care takes place at the Chippewa Falls YMCA after which children will be bussed to their respective schools. Before School Care is designed to provide quality, licensed child care for children before their school day begins. Breakfast is provided. 

Ages: Kindergarten to 12 years

Hours: 6:00 AM to 7:45 PM (Monday-Friday)
 

After School Program
This state-licensed program offers children Kindergarten – 5th grade a fun, safe and friendly atmosphere where children can unwind at the end of their day. Each site offers a unique program to help individual children develop positive self-esteem. Daily activities may include group games, arts and crafts, quiet study time, and outside time weather permitting. Care is provided from 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM at your child's After School Program site. An afternoon snack is provided, along with milk or 100% fruit juice. 

Registration Information

For students attending Stillson and Jim Falls, kids ages 5-8 need to be registered at the Robin room. Ages 9-12 need to register at the Badger room.

On-Site School Locations

On-site After School Care is available at Halmstad, Hillcrest, Parkview, and Southview. For students attending Stillson and Jim Falls, kids ages 5-8 need to be registered at the Robin room. Ages 9-12 need to register at the Badger room. Parents can collect their child(ren) at their respective sites anytime between the end of the school day and 6:00 PM.

YMCA Location (Chippewa Falls YMCA)

At the Chippewa Falls YMCA location, children can be dropped off as early as 6:00 AM and will be bused directly to their school. After school, depending on where they are registered, kids catch the Y bus back to the YMCA or stay onsite at their school and can be picked up as late as 6:00 PM.

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2022-2023 Daily Rates for YMCA Care

Care                                                 Member       Non-Member    Eau Claire    Chippewa Falls  

Before School (Daily Rate)             $10                   $12            Register           Register

After School   (Daily Rate)             $12                   $14            Register           Register

Full Day Care  (Daily Rate)             $42                   $45            Register           Register

 

In YMCA School's Out Care, kids engage in physical and educational activities that encourage them to explore who they are and what they can achieve. It’s a safe place to learn, have fun, and get active during the school year when school isn't in session (holiday breaks and scheduled non-school days). Registration for the 2022-2023 school year began on May 16. 

School's Out

EAU CLAIRE YMCA

700 Graham Ave, Eau Claire, WI 54701

& YMCA SPORTS CENTER

3456 Craig Rd, Eau Claire, WI 54701

School's Out Program
Care is provided at the Eau Claire YMCA and the YMCA Sports Center opening at 6:30 AM. Available for children enrolled in all Eau Claire Elementary Schools including Public, Catholic, and Lutheran schools. School's Out is designed to provide quality, licensed child care for children who are enrolled in the YMCA Before and after school program when the schools are not in session. Daily plans include sports, arts and crafts, and many other activities to keep your child motivated, social, and active. Enrollment availability varies. A nutritious breakfast and afternoon snack are provided.

 

Ages: Kindergarten to 12 years

Hours: 6:30 AM to 6:00 PM (Monday-Friday)

Example Daily Schedule

  • 6:30 AM: Open for Care | Supervised Open Play

  • 9:00 AM: Morning Meeting

  • 9:15 AM: Group Activities

  • 10:00 AM - AM Snack Break

  • 10:30 AM: Group Activities

  • 11:30: Supervised Open Play

  • 12:00 PM: Lunch

  • 1:00 PM: Outdoor Recess

  • 2:30 PM: PM Snack 

  • 3:00 PM: Group Activities/Craft

  • 4:30 PM: Supervised Open Play

  • 6:00 PM: Final Pick-Up Time
     

What to Bring:

  1. Weather appropriate clothing to play outside

  2. Tennis Shoes

  3. Water Bottle

Why is our program different?

  • We form authentic partnerships with the children.

  • We support and participate in children’s purposeful play.

  • We support meaningful learning.

  • We guide behavior and develop skills

  • Children are heard and their opinions are valued.

  • There is trust and respect for everyone, by everyone. 

 

CHIPPEWA FALLS YMCA 

611 Jefferson Ave, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729

School's Out Program
Care is provided at the Chippewa Falls YMCA opening at 6:00 AM. Available for children enrolled in all Chippewa Falls Elementary Schools including Public, Catholic, and Lutheran schools. School's Out is designed to provide quality, licensed child care for children who are enrolled in the YMCA Before and after school program when the schools are not in session. Daily plans include sports, arts and crafts, and many other activities to keep your child motivated, social, and active. Enrollment availability varies. A nutritious breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack are provided.

Ages: Kindergarten to 12 years

Hours: 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM (Monday-Friday)

Example Daily Schedule

  • 6:00-9:00 AM: Drop-off Time/Free Choice & Breakfast

  • 9:00 AM: Morning Meeting in Conference Room

  • 9:15-10:00 AM: Activity - Split into Groups

  • 10:00-11:30 AM: Activity in Room & Craft

  • 11:30-Noon: Free Time

  • 12:00-12:30 PM: Lunch

  • 12:30-1:00 PM: Relax/Short Movie Time

  • 1:00-2:30 PM: Outdoor Free Time & Organized Activity 

  • 2:30 PM: PM Snack 

  • 3:00-4:30 PM: Craft and/or Activity Option

  • 4:30 PM: Free Time & General Pick Up Begins

  • 6:00 PM: Final Pick-Up Time

 

What to Bring:

  1. Weather appropriate clothing to play outside

  2. Tennis Shoes

  3. Water Bottle

 

2022-2023 Daily Rates for YMCA Care

Care                                                 Member       Non-Member    Eau Claire    Chippewa Falls  

School's Out (Daily Rate)              $42                   $45             Register           Register