Afterschool Care

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The YMCA is the largest provider of child care in the U.S. and has been serving children and families in the greater-Austin area for more than 50 years. The YMCA has always focused on meeting the social, emotional and academic needs of our young learners so they can grow into the changemakers of tomorrow.

The YMCA of Austin offers child care programs for children PreK through Grade 5, serving more than 4,000 youth annually. Y Afterschool provides opportunities for physical, social, emotional and cognitive learning experiences and support, at more than 70 licensed sites in Austin ISD, Hays CISD and Round Rock ISD.

For questions call 512.236.9622 or email EACY@austinymca.org

Parent News

Historically, EAC Y has offered optional all-day care during select student holidays and extended breaks. Unfortunately, we are suspending these offerings for the Fall semester, including Winter Break. We hope to be able to offer you these services during the Spring semester, and that your family enjoys a wonderful holiday!

After School Program Winter Break Closures:

12/21-01/04: AISD, Hays CISD, IDEA Charters, Manor ISD & Wayside Charters

12/21-01/05:Austin Achieve Elem., KIPP Charters

12/18-01/05:  Round Rock ISD

Parents and guardians can register for 2020-2021 Afterschool programs and access their accounts by logging in to EZ Child Track.

For questions, please call 512-236-9622 or email EACY@austinymca.org

Read our 2020-21 Afterschool Care Parent Policies here.

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  • Afterschool care is provided from school dismissal until 6:30pm*
  • Monday thru Friday
  • Affordable monthly rates
  • Financial Assistance available
  • CCS families welcome
  • Minimum enrollment for programs is 30 children

YMCA Afterschool Care is provided at 77 sites in Austin ISD, Hays CISD and Round Rock ISDGoogle Map of all 77 locations.

* Some programs may open on January 25, 2021.

AFTERSCHOOL SITES - in alphabetical order:

Altamira Academy
Austin Achieve Elem
Baranoff
Barton Hills
Becker
Blackshear
Blake Manor
Blanco Vista
Blanton
Blazier
Bluebonnet Trail
Boone
Brentwood
Bryker Woods
Buda Elementary
Camino Real
Canyon Creek
Caraway
Carpenter Hill
Casey
Casis
Cowan
Cunningham
Dawson
Eden Park Academy
Elm Grove
Fuentes
Galindo
Graham
Guerrero-Thompson
Hemphill
Houston
IDEA Kyle
IDEA Montopolis
IDEA Parmer Park
IDEA Pflugerville
IDEA Rundberg
Jollyville
Jordan
Joslin
KIPP Austin North
KIPP Austin Ridge
KIPP Austin South
Kocurek
Kyle
Lagos
Laurel Mountain
Magnolia Montessori
Manor ELC
Maplewood
Menchaca
Metz
Negley
Oak Hill
Oak Meadows
Odom
Palm
Patton
Perez
Pfluger
Pillow
Pioneer Crossing
Pleasant Hill
Presidential Meadows
REAL Learning Academy
Reilly
Ridgetop
Science Hall
ShadowGlen
Sims
Spicewood
Summitt
Sunset Valley
Tobias International
Tom Green
Travis Heights
Uhland
Uphaus
UT Elementary

Zilker

The YMCA of Austin now offers Preschool and Infant Care at ten convenient locations. Financial Assistance is available.

PRESCHOOL / INFANT CARE LOCATIONS - in alphabetical order:

* Some programs may open on January 25, 2021.

Anderson High
Austin High
Blazier
Galindo
Metz
O. Henry
Austin Achieve MS
IDEA Montopolis
KIPP Ridge
KIPP South

The health and safety of our program participants and staff are paramount. In accordance with local, state and national directives the YMCA of Austin has implemented a series of safety guidelines for Afterschool:

  • Small ratios are maintained per CDC recommendations. Ratios are currently 1:13
  • Adherence to social distancing requirement of six (6) feet
  • Facilities deep cleaned daily with hourly wipe downs
  • Children and staff required to wear masks

YMCA Afterschool infuses all curriculum with TEKS concepts and objectives. Research shows that children in afterschool programs attend school more, see behavior improvements, increase their likelihood to advance to the next grade level and increases the likelihood of graduating.

Activities in YMCA Afterschool include:

  • Book Nook / Reading Time
  • Physical Activity
  • Arts & Crafts
  • STEM projects and games
  • Social & Emotional learning activities
  • Homework time
  • Leadership activities
  • and much more!

 

YMCA of Austin program and activities are designed to benefit persons of all backgrounds and means. Fees are based on the cost of program delivery. While participants are asked to pay in relation to their means, while financial assistance dollars are available, the YMCA will assist any individual or family that wants to participate in Afterschool Care programs.

REFUND POLICY REMINDER

With some districts possibly switching to virtual learning the week after Thanksgiving, we wanted to take this opportunity to remind you of our refund policy. Our Refund and Cancellation policy has been updated for the 20-21 school year to address challenges brought on by COVID-19. The changes help ensure sustainability of our programs and support for our staff during quarantine/closures. 

Refund Policy:

Registration fees are non-refundable, non-transferable. Monthly fees that have been pro-rated are eligible for refund, upon request. If EAC Y does not receive a refund request within 30 days of cancellation, any unused credits will be transferred to the EAC Y Scholarship Fund. Refund and/or credits are NOT issued under the following circumstances:

  • your child is absent,
  • your child is suspended from school or EAC Y,
  • if there is a unexpected school closure announced by your district,
  • In the event of an unexpected school closure due to weather, an emergency or natural disaster, including temporary closures due to COVID (10 regular school/program days or less), tuition for that month will NOT be refunded or discounted,
  • your child is required to sit-out of the program to quarantine.

If closures extend beyond 10 regular school/program days, your next month’s fee will be credited with a 25% discount. If during a closure, a family decides to de-enroll, please continue to follow our cancellation policy, as described below. Cancellation Policy: To cancel child care services and avoid additional charges, please submit your request using this online cancellation form, or you can also find it on our website at EACYMCA.org or under the forms section in your EZ Child Track account. We require a notice of 10 business days, prior to your child’s last day at EAC Y. Your cancellation will be made effective 10 business days after the date your notice is received. Cancellation effective dates will not be back-dated.

Debbie Rios-Lombraña Accounts Director 

Joseluis Flores Accounts Director 

Cris Perez Senior Business Director

 

Andie Connors Associate Executive Director 

Jay Mills Associate Executive Director 

April Walker Associate Executive Director 

 

Jaime Garcia Executive Director 

Dr. Joan Altobelli VP of Licensed Child Care  

 

For general questions please call 512-236-9622 or email EACY@austinymca.org

Afterschool Parent Testimonials

Our son is engaged and active, all while having a great time. This year is different than normal due to the abnormal circumstances related to COVID, but we’ve been really pleased. 

Presidential Meadows Parent

My kids never want to leave! They love the counselors and enjoy the activities and help with homework provided by the Y.  It is a safe and positive environment.

Lagos Elementary Parent

The Y is understanding and the prices are good, especially for a single parent with one income. I can never thank you enough!

Negley Elementary Parent

I appreciate all the help I get from this after school program: helping the kids with homework and engaging educational activities. My son loves going to YMCA after school, and to see and know that he loves going back makes me happy. Thank you for providing us some parents like myself that need financial support in order to me to make ends meet. 

Blake Manor Elementary Parent

The kids have a wonderful time at YMCA Afterschool. They have time for kids to do their homework, play active games in the gym, and provide snacks. The staff is nice and great with kids. My kids don’t want to leave when I pick them up. The best part is that it is right at the kids school so they don’t have to take a bus. I highly recommend YMCA afterschool care.

Jollyville Elementary Parent

Hard working counselors that connect with the kids – always friendly, courteous and respectful.

Laurel Mountain Parent

My son loves YMCA! He never wants me to pick him up early. He comes home with all kinds of crafts every day and says everyone is nice to him. As a parent what more could you want :)

UT Elementary Parent

Your counselors are warm and very caring of our children, your programs are clear and executed in a very safe manner, and my child was consistently very happy in the program. He was devastated to have to leave!

Canyon Creek Parent

Program is convenient and affordable. Staff help kids get homework done and provide structured activities. Kids are respected, while also holding them accountable for their actions. Great program!

Presidential Meadows Parent