Afterschool Care

Child Care
Pre-K - 5th Grade

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2022-23 Enrollment is Open!

 

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Learn more about the EAC Y Afterschool Experience Here!

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.

Children in our afterschool programs enjoy enriching programs that aim to give children a well-rounded experience. Activities include physical activities, social emotional learning (self-management, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making), creativity, critical thinking, and voice and choice, to create an environment for children to have positive social experiences.

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, Round Rock ISD, Manor ISD, and area charter schools.

Afterschool Enrollment for the 2022-23 School Year is open now! Read more under the REGISTRATION INFO 2022-23 tab below. 

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For questions call 512.236.9622 or email EACY@austinymca.org

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2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR

Registration for the 2022-2023 school year is open! 

2022-23 Registration Fees (per child):

  • June 1st onward: $40

2022-23 Monthly Fees by District:

(Fees per child)

  • AISD: $290
  • HCISD: $290
  • RRISD: $295
  • MISD: $290
  • KIPP Schools: $250
  • IDEA Kyle: $225
  • Austin Achieve: $250
  • UT Elementary: $250

Enroll via EZChildTrack.

Financial Assistance is available. Some schools will receive a reduced rate option. Simply select it (if available) on your application. 

Refer A Friend:

Know someone who needs childcare? Refer a Friend to the EAC YMCA Afterschool Program and you can earn a $25 credit added to your account! All they need to do is mention your name on their application. Refer as many friends as you want! 

Check this page for more updates! 

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

*Some schools end at 6:00pm

2022-23 Parent Policies:

Read the 2022-23 EAC YMCA Afterschool Parent Policies here

Spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Due to high demand, a large number of our afterschool programs are full. Make sure to complete our online application here to get your name added to our waitlist as soon as possible. When you enroll your child and there is a waitlist, then your child’s application will be automatically added to the waitlist. There is no fee due to place your child on the waitlist.

Families directed to our waitlist will be sent email updates about program availability and projected start dates. Feel free to reach out to our CSR team at 512-236-9622 or EACY@AustinYMCA.org with any questions about waitlists. 

When a spot becomes available then a Customer Service Representative will reach out to you to offer you the spot and move forward with enrollment. You must respond within the time deadline given in order to secure the spot, before the spot is offered to the next family on the list.

Current Availability: (coming soon for 2022-23)

Site Name Availability  Waitlist Length
Austin Achieve     
Baranoff    
Barton Hills    
Becker    
Blackshear    
Blake Manor    
Blanco Vista    
Blanton    
Blazier    
Bluebonnet Trail    
Boone    
Bryker Woods    
Buda     
Canyon Creek    
Caraway    
Carpenter Hill    
Casis    
Cowan    
Cunningham    
Dawson    
Elm Grove    
Fuentes    
Galindo    
Graham    
Gullett    
Hemphill    
IDEA Kyle    
IDEA Montopolis    
Jollyville    
Jordan    
Joslin    
KIPP Austin North    
KIPP Austin Paseo    
KIPP Austin Ridge    
KIPP Austin South    
Kocurek    
Kyle    
Lagos    
Laurel Mountain    
Magnolia Montessori    
Manor ELC    
Menchaca    
Negley    
Oak Hill    
Patton    
Perez    
Pfluger    
Pioneer Crossing    
Pleasant Hill    
Presidential Meadows    
Reilly    
Ridgetop    
Sanchez    
Science Hall    
ShadowGlen    
Spicewood    
Summitt    
Sunset Valley    
Tobias International    
Tom Green    
Travis Heights    
Uphaus    
UT Elementary    
Zilker    

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. Please note these are subject to change with little to no notice. 

  • Small ratios are maintained per CDC recommendations. We will maintain ratios lower than the Texas state standard. 
  • Adherence to social distancing. 
  • Frequent hand washing.
  • Facilities deep cleaned daily with hourly wipe downs. 
  • Pick-up outside facility.
  • Children showing signs of illness will be separated and parents will be called for pickup. 

HAND HYGIENE

Afterschool participants will be asked to wash their hands for 20 seconds before each activity transition, before and after snack time, and after using the restroom. In addition to the handwashing, EAC Y will have hand sanitizer stations throughout the afterschool program to encourage good hand hygiene at all times.

 EAC Y Staff will reinforce handwashing during key times such as:

  • Before and after eating food;
  • After using the restroom;
  • After children blowing their nose, cough, or sneeze;
  • When hands are visibly dirty

 

CLEANING AND DISINFECTING PROCEDURES

EAC Y staff will clean and disinfect areas throughout afterschool programming hours.

Other cleaning and disinfecting efforts include:

  • Clean before the children arrive and after the children depart
  • Clean and disinfect toys daily
  • Routine cleaning throughout the program day

MASK POLICY

We are committed to providing a safe environment to the children in our program. We will continue to follow Austin Public Health, CDC recommendations, and local Independent School District’s guidance.  In alignment with school districts, mask use is optional but strongly encouraged for participants. 

 

 

 

2022-23 Afterschool Locations (See Google Map here):

Please call our office at 512-236-9622 or email EACY@AustinYMCA.org to confirm that your school is active and to find out about delayed start dates for specific schools. 

 

AISD Hays Round Rock Manor KIPPs IDEA Schools Other
Baranoff Blanco Vista Canyon Creek Blake Manor KIPP Austin North IDEA Kyle Austin Achieve Elementary
Barton Hills Buda Caraway Bluebonnet Trail KIPP Austin Paseo   Austin Achieve Pflugerville
Becker Carpenter Hill Jollyville Lagos KIPP Austin Ridge   UT Elementary
Blanton Elm Grove Laurel Mountain Oak Meadows KIPP Austin South    
Blazier Fuentes Spicewood Pioneer Crossing      
Boone Hemphill   Presidential Meadows      
Bryker Woods Kyle   Shadow Glen      
Casis Negley          
Cowan Pfluger          
Cunningham Science Hall          
Dawson Sunfield          
Galindo Tobias International          
Graham Tom Green          
Gullett            
Jordan            
Joslin            
Kocurek            
Menchaca            
Oak Hill            
Patton            
Perez            
Pleasant Hill            
Reilly            
Ridgetop            
Sanchez            
Summitt            
Sunset Valley            
Travis Heights            
Uphaus            
Zilker            

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 the online cancellation form here 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.

YMCA Afterschool infuses all curriculum with TEKS concepts and objectives. Your child’s experience will focus on the whole child experience with activities for physical activities, social emotional learning (self-management, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making), creativity, critical thinking, and voice and choice, to create an environment for children to have positive social experiences. 

Click here to find out how your child’s afterschool experience will look

 

Below is an example afterschool schedule. Your child’s schedule will differ slightly. 

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  • Austin ISD Calendar
  • Austin Achieve Calendar
  • Hays CISD Calendar
  • IDEA Charter Schools
  • KIPP Charter Schools
  • Magnolia Montessori
  • Manor ISD
  • Round Rock ISD
  • UT Elementary

Debbie Rios-Lombraña Accounts Director 

Emma Jaramillo Senior Manager of Operations

 

Andie Connors Business Manager

 

Jay Mills Program Executive Director 

Arnulfo Peat Program Executive Director 

 

April Walker Director of Education and Innovation

 

Sarah Rinner Associate Vice President, Out of School Time & Operations

 

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

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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