Afterschool Care

Youth (Ages 6-12)
Child Care
Pre-K - 5th Grade (some schools with additional grades)

Building a strong foundation. The YMCA of Austin offers afterschool care for children in grades K - 5 at more than 90 licensed sites in five Austin-area school districts (PK-4 offered at select locations) serving more than 4,000. The Afterschool Care Program provides on-site care for your child, beginning when school is dismissed and continuing until 6:30 p.m, at most locations (6pm at some locations).

Y Afterschool provides opportunities for physical, social-emotional and cognitive learning experiences. Participants gain a sense of achievement, build relationships and find their sense of belonging. For parents, Y Afterschool offers peace of mind from knowing their child is in a safe and enriching place.

Have you heard the good news? The YMCA of Austin and Extend-A-Care for Kids have merged to make a new childcare branch: Extend-A-Care YMCA! We are so excited to come together in order to serve more families across Austin, Manor, Del Valle, and Hays with more enriching programming and affordable childcare.  Watch this video to learn more or read our press release.

Changes to registration, fees, and more will apply for the Fall 2020-2021 school year. 

Call 512-236-9622 for questions about Afterschool 2020-21. Our office is closed to the public but that we’re available by phone Monday-Friday 9 am - 5 pm or via email at

Extend-A-Care YMCA

2020-2021 Afterschool Care Information 

Enrollment for Afterschool Care for the 2020-21 school year is now open! You can register your child using  EZ Child Track 

We understand that there are a lot of questions right now regarding school year calendars. We will stay connected with our school districts and will be in touch with families regarding updates. 

Accessing Your Parent Portal


Parents and Guardians can register for 2020-2021 Extend-A-Care YMCA programs and access their accounts by logging in to EZ Child Track.

Y of Austin 2019-2020 Participants – Since we have moved to a new system for registration, EZ Child Track, we have previously emailed you information about a new account that’s been set up for you. Please refer back to your email for your account information. We encourage parents to get logged on prior to registration opening to help expedite the process for you. 

Extend-A-Care for Kids participants will continue to use their same EZChildTrack accounts. 

Should you need additional support to get logged into your account, please email us at

2019-2020 Afterschool Care Information 


If you are a currrent 2019-2020 participant and have any questions, please reach out to us at

Afterschool Parent Testimonials

After school care is a blessing. They serve snacks and dinner. Children get homework help. There is a schedule for arts and crafts and other projects. The children get to play outside too.

Presidential Meadows Parent

The kids have a wonderful time at YMCA. 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

I like the attention that the staff give to our children.

Baranoff Elementary Parent

First of all I appreciate all the help I get from this after school program: helping the kids with homework, very 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. Thank you and God bless you all that make all this possible.

Blake Manor Elementary Parent

My son loves the activities and time spent with friends!

Ridgetop Elementary Parent

The kids are not begging to not go. They love the counselors and enjoy the activities and help with homework provided by the Y. One of mine most of the time tells me I came too early. It is a safe and positive environment.

Lagos Elementary Parent

I like the outside time and the daily organized craft projects.

UT Elementary Parent

Y’all are very understanding and the prices are good, especially for a single parent with one income. Thank y’all. My daughter enjoys the after school program and that you can’t ever say thank you enough.

Negley 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