Afterschool Care

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

REgister Now

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 school districts may be offering an option of virtual learning, and this may impact your decision to enroll for afterschool care. Cancellations for afterschool care must be received by the first day of school.

The EAC YMCA continues to explore opportunities for additional childcare options along with school districts, including but not limited to all-day care. 

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

School-Age Full Day program

The Extend-A-Care YMCA and area school districts are partnering to cover your fall child care needs! 


In partnership with our local partnered school districts, we are committed to serving our community’s needs via high quality, accessible and affordable full day child care. These program offerings will align with adjusted school district calendars and support the new virtual learning environments. Financial assistance is available. See below for details.


  • Austin Achieve: August 17th—September 4th
  • Baranoff Elementary: August 17th—September 4th
  • Galindo Elementary:   August 17th—September 4th
  • Joslin Elementary:  August 17th—September 4th
  • Patton Elementary:   August 17th—September 4th
  • Ridgetop Elementary:  August 17th—September 4th
  • North Austin YMCA:  August 17th—September 4th
  • East Communities YMCA:  August 17th—September 4th
  • YMCA Camp Moody:  August 17th—September 4th


  • Full-day care at select campuses 
  • Children in learning groups during virtual school hours
  • In-person support for virtual learning
  • In-person led Special Areas: Art, Music and PE
  • Afterschool enrichment activities
  • Cost: $195 weekly per child
  • Hours: 7:15am-6:30pm


  •   Visit EZChildTrack  
    • Set up an account or log into your existing account
    • Select the program and fill out enrollment form completely
    • To register for Full Day Child Care, select ‘2020-21 School-Age Full Day Program’


  • Program open to all students ages 4-12 
  • Programs require a minimum of 30 students enrolled to begin
  • Dates are subject to change according to the school calendar


Questions? Contact us at or 512-236-9622.


For Extended Summer Camps, please visit our Summer Day Camp webpage!

Afterschool Parent Testimonials

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

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

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