Afterschool Care

Child Care
Pre-K - 5th Grade

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Live the EAC Y Experience! 

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

Afterschool Enrollment for the 2021-22 School Year is open now! Read more under the NEXT SCHOOL YEAR 2021-22 REGISTRATION INFO tab below. 

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2021-22 SCHOOL YEAR

Registration for the 2021-22 school year opens on April 5th. Earlier enrollment means you will save on the registration fee! 

2021-22 Afterschool Registration fees:

  • April 5-18: $15
  • April 19-30: $20
  • May 1-9: $25
  • May 10-16: $30
  • May 17 onward: $40

2021-22 Afterschool Locations (See Google Map here):

School Districts Charter Schools
AISD Hays Round Rock Manor Del Valle Wayside KIPPs IDEA Schools Other
Baranoff Blanco Vista Canyon Creek Bluebonnet Del Valle Altamira Academy KIPP Austin North IDEA Kyle Austin Achieve Elem
Barton Hills Buda Elementary Caraway Decker Hornsby-Dunlap Eden Park Academy KIPP Austin Ridge IDEA Montopolis Magnolia Montessori
Becker Camino Real Jollyville Early CC @ Manor   REAL Learning Academy KIPP Austin South IDEA Parmer Park UT Elementary
Blackshear Carpenter Hill Laurel Mountain Lagos       IDEA Rundberg  
Blanton Elm Grove Spicewood Oak Meadows          
Blazier Fuentes   Pioneer Crossing          
Boone Hemphill   Blake Manor          
Brentwood Kyle   Presidential Meadows          
Bryker Woods Negley   Shadow Glen          
Casis Pfluger              
Cowan Science Hall              
Cunningham Tobias International              
Dawson Tom Green              
Galindo Uhland              
Graham                
Guerrero-Thompson                
Gullett                
Houston                
Jordan                
Joslin                
Kocurek                
Maplewood                
Menchaca                
Oak Hill                
Odom                
Palm                
Patton                
Perez                
Pillow                
Pleasant Hill                
Reilly                
Ridgetop                
Sanchez  
Sims                
Summitt                
Sunset Valley                
Travis Heights                
Uphaus                
Zilker                
  • 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

*Some schools end at 6:00pm

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. Small ratios not exceeding 1:15 at this time due to the pandemic. 
  • 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.

To apply for financial assistance, answer the questions in the afterschool application at EZChildTrack. We will follow up after your application is submitted.

To be approved for Financial Assistance, we require:

  • Copies of your most recent month of check stubs
  • Registration to receive benefits with Rural Workforce Solutions Child Care Services (CCS)

REFUND POLICY REMINDER

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.

New calendars coming soon! 

  • Austin ISD Calendar
  • Austin Achieve Calendar
  • Hays CISD Calendar
  • KIPP Charter Schools
  • IDEA Charter Schools
  • Manor ISD
  • RRISD
  • Wayside Charter Schools

Debbie Rios-Lombraña 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 

 

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

Live the EAC Y Experience!

Afterschool Book Nook
Book Nook
Afterschool Einstein Time
Einstein Time
Afterschool Club EAC Y
Club EAC Y
Afterschool SEL
Social Emotional Learning
Afterschool Seating
Flexible Seating Areas
Healthy Snacks
Afterschool Physical Activity
Physical Activity
Afterschool Homework
Homework Help
Afterschool Relationships
Building Relationships

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