Afterschool Care

Child Care
Pre-K - 5th Grade

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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.

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 2021-22 School Year is open now! Read more under the REGISTRATION INFO 2021-22 tab below. 

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Updates:

Read our November monthly parent newsletter here

Parents please remember to call 512-236-9622 or email EACY@AustinYMCA.org to notify our office of absences in advance by 2PM each day in order to avoid a child find fee. 

For information about waitlists see the WAITLIST UPDATES tab. 

For COVID-19 procedures see the HEATH & SAFETY tab. 

For questions call 512.236.9622 or email EACY@austinymca.org

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2021-22 SCHOOL YEAR

Registration for the 2021-22 school year is open! Early registration means peace of mind knowing that your child’s space is reserved. 

Registration and payments go through EZChildTrack. Parents/Guardians can enroll and manage their accounts & payments via the EZChildTrack Parent Portal here. Reach out to our office at 512-236-9622 or EACY@AustinYMCA.org with any questions. 

2021-22 Afterschool Fees information:

Registration fee: $40

Monthly Fees by District:

  • AISD: $280 (Reduced Financial Assistance rates offered for: Jordan, Perez, Ridgetop, Sanchez, Uphaus)
  • HCISD: $280
  • RRISD: $285
  • MISD: $280
  • KIPP Schools: $240
  • IDEA Kyle: $215
  • Austin Achieve: $240
  • Magnolia Montessori: $240
  • UT Elementary: $240

Financial Assistance is available. Some schools are already receiving a reduced rate option. 

Manor Closures Updates:

Bluebonnet Trail Closure

Oak Meadows Closure

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! 

2021-22 Parent Policies:

Read the 2021-22 EAC YMCA Afterschool Parent Policies here

  • 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

2021-22 Parent Policies:

Read the 2021-22 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:

Site Name Availability  Waitlist Length
Austin Achieve  Waitlist 15
Baranoff Waitlist 26
Barton Hills Spots Available  0
Becker Spots Available  0
Blackshear Waitlist 1
Blake Manor Spots Available  0
Blanco Vista Waitlist 4
Blanton Spots Available  0
Blazier Waitlist 24
Boone Waitlist 0
Bryker Woods Spots Available  0
Buda Elementary Waitlist 6
Canyon Creek Waitlist 5
Caraway Spots Available  0
Carpenter Hill Waitlist 12
Casis Limited Spots Available  0
Cowan Spots Available  0
Cunningham Spots Available  0
Dawson Spots Available  0
Elm Grove Limited Spots Available  0
Fuentes Spots Available  0
Graham Waitlist 1
Gullett Waitlist 1
IDEA Kyle Waitlist 2
Jollyville Limited Spots Available  0
Jordan Spots Available  0
Joslin Limited Spots Available  5
KIPP Austin North Limited Spots Available  0
KIPP Austin Paseo Waitlist 1
KIPP Austin Ridge Waitlist 4
KIPP Austin South Spots Available  0
Kocurek Waitlist 12
Kyle Waitlist 18
Lagos Waitlist 5
Laurel Mountain Waitlist 2
Magnolia Montessori Waitlist 4
Manor ELC Waitlist 9
Menchaca Waitlist 43
Negley Waitlist 22
Oak Hill Waitlist 2
Patton Waitlist 21
Perez Spots Available  0
Pfluger Waitlist 34
Pioneer Crossing Waitlist 3
Pleasant Hill Spots Available  0
Presidential Meadows Waitlist 1
Reilly Waitlist 8
Ridgetop Spots Available  0
Sanchez Spots Available  0
Science Hall Limited Spots Available  0
ShadowGlen Limited Spots Available  0
Spicewood Waitlist 1
Summitt Spots Available  0
Sunset Valley Spots Available  0
Tobias International Waitlist 10
Tom Green Waitlist 18
Travis Heights Limited Spots Available  0
Uphaus Limited Spots Available  0
UT Elementary Waitlist 4
Zilker Spots Available  0

Updated 11/10/21

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 requirement of three (3) feet. 
  • 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. 

MASK POLICY UPDATES:

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in our community, we are committed to providing a safe environment to the children in our program. 

EACY is requiring all staff members to wear a mask at all programs as part of our company policy.  If your school district has imposed a mask mandate, then children in our program will also be required to wear masks. If your school district does not have a mask mandate, mask wearing for children is strongly encouraged. To read more details about our commitment to families and staff during COVID-19, please refer to page 4 of the parent policies here. This policy is subject to change. We will continue to follow Austin Public Health and CDC recommendations to determine other mitigation policies.

 * Austin ISD Mask Policy Update 8/10/21: EAC YMCA programs located on Austin ISD school property will comply with the AISD campus mask policy mandate. Starting Wednesday, August 11, AISD is requiring all students, staff and visitors to wear face masks when on school properties; therefore, all staff and children are required to wear a mask in childcare programs taking place on AISD campuses. This requirement only applies to EAC Y programs taking place on AISD campuses.   

Manor ISD Update 8/13/21: Mask mandate in all facilities and transportation.

**EACY will comply with ISD and charter school policies regarding mandates for children wearing mask.

** Read our most recent Face Covering Policy here. Due to the May 18th Governor’s Executive Order prohibiting governmental entities – including public schools - in Texas from requiring or mandating mask wearing after June 4th, EAC YMCA programs will comply per district policy.

We will continue to update this page with any changes to comply with Governor executive order and school district policies.

2021-22 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 Elementary Caraway Lagos KIPP Austin Paseo   Magnolia Montessori
Becker Carpenter Hill Jollyville Pioneer Crossing KIPP Austin Ridge   UT Elementary
Blackshear Elm Grove Laurel Mountain Presidential Meadows KIPP Austin South    
Blanton Fuentes Spicewood Shadow Glen      
Blazier Kyle          
Boone Negley          
Bryker Woods Pfluger          
Casis Science Hall          
Cowan Tobias International          
Cunningham Tom Green          
Dawson            
Graham            
Gullett            
Jordan            
Joslin            
Kocurek            
Menchaca            
Oak Hill            
Patton            
Perez            
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. 

EAC Y Afterschool Schedule

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 

 

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

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Afterschool Book Nook
Book Nook
Afterschool Einstein Time
Einstein Time
Afterschool Club EAC Y
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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