Before & After School Care

We provide a reliable, safe, and fun environment for your child to prepare for their school day and unwind from it. 

School Age:  Grades K – 5 (ages vary by location) | A Y Membership is NOT required

We offer Before/After School Care, Out-of-School Day Care, as well as After School programs. Academic support from caring role models enriches your child’s educational experience and enables families to spend more quality time together.

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OUR BENEFITS
  • Licensed
  • Before/After School Care
  • Out-of-School Days
  • Holiday Break Day Camps
  • Low child-teacher ratios
  • Healthy snacks
  • YMCA After School Curriculum
  • Gym Activities (Vary by location)
  • Outdoor Experiences
  • Financial Assistance available to those who qualify

School Aged Childcare Locations

Alto Elementary

Before & After School Care
Ages: K – Grade 5

6150 Bancroft
Alto, MI 49302
United States

Monday – Friday, 6:30 – 8:30 am & 3:30 – 6:00 pm
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Byron Center Charter School

After School Care
Ages: 5 – 12 years

9930 Burlingame Ave SW
Byron Center, MI 49315
United States

Monday – Friday, 3:00 – 6:00 pm
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Caledonia Elementary

Before & After School Care
Ages: 5 – 12 years

9770 Duncan Lake Ave.
Caledonia, MI 49316
United States

Monday – Friday 6:30 – 9:00 am & 3:30 – 6:00 pm
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Cherry Creek Elementary

Before & After School Care
Ages: K – Grade 8

12675 Foreman St.
Lowell, MI 49331
United States

Monday – Friday, 6:30 – 8:30 am & 3:30 – 6:00 pm
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Cherry Creek Elementary

Holiday Break/ Summer Day Camp
Ages: K- Grade 8

12675 Foreman St.
Lowell, MI 49331
United States

Monday – Friday, 6:30 am – 6:00 pm
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David D. Hunting YMCA

No School Days and Snow Day Care
Ages: 5 – 15 years

475 Lake Michigan Dr. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
United States

Monday – Friday, 6:00 – 8:30 am & 3:30 – 6:00 pm
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Dorr Elementary

Before & After School Care
Ages: 5 – 12 years

4159 18th Street
Dorr, MI 49323
United States

Monday – Friday 6:30 – 9:00 am & 3:30 – 6:00 pm
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Dutton Elementary

Before & After School Care
Ages: 5 – 12 years

3820 68th St.
Caledonia, MI 49316
United States

Monday – Friday 6:30 – 9:00 am & 3:30 – 6:00 pm
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East Oakview Elementary

Before & After School Care
Ages: Developmental K – 4th Grade

3940 Suburban Shores Dr NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
United States

Monday – Friday 6:30- 8:15am & 3:15 – 6:00 pm
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Ellis Elementary

Before & After School Care
Ages: K – Grade 5

100 W. Ellis
Belding, MI 48809
United States

Monday – Friday, 6:30 – 8:30 am & 3:30 – 6:00 pm
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Emmons Lake Elementary

Before & After School Care
Ages: 5 – 12 years

8950 Kraft Ave.
Caledonia, MI 49316
United States

Monday – Friday 6:30 – 9:00 am & 3:30 – 6:00 pm
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Excel Charter Academy

After School Care
Ages: 5 – 14 years

4201 Breton Rd SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
United States

Monday – Friday, 3:30 – 6:00 pm
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Highlands Middle School

Before & After School Care
Ages: 5th and 6th Grade

4645 Chandy Dr NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
United States

Monday – Friday 6:30-8:15 am & 3:15 – 6:00 pm
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Kettle Lake Elementary

Before & After School Care
Ages: 5 – 12 years

8451 Garbow Dr.
Alto, MI 49306
United States

Monday – Friday 6:30 – 9:00 am & 3:30 – 6:00 pm
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Knapp Charter Academy

After School Care
Ages: 5 – 14 years

1759 Leffingwell Ave NE
Grand Rapidsq, MI 49525
United States

Monday – Friday, 3:30 – 6:00 pm
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Lakeshore Elementary

Before & After School Care
Ages: K – 12 years

3765 N. 168th Ave
Holland, MI 49424
United States

Monday – Friday, 6:00 – 8:30 am & 3:30 – 6:00 pm
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Lakewood Elementary

Before & After School Care
Ages: K – 12 years

2134 W. Lakewood Blvd.
Holland, MI 49424
United States

Monday – Friday, 6:00 – 8:30 am & 3:30 – 6:00 pm
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Murray Lake Elementary

Before & After School Care
Ages: K – Grade 5

3275 Alden Nash Ave. SE
Lowell, MI 49331
United States

Monday – Friday, 6:30 – 8:30 am & 3:30 – 6:00 pm
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North Oakview Elementary

Before & After School Care
Ages: Developmental K – 4th Grade

4300 Costa Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
United States

Monday – Friday 6:30- 8:15am & 3:15 – 6:00 pm
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Paris Ridge Elementary

Before & After School Care
Ages: 5 – 12 years

4690 Paris Ridge
Caledonia, MI 49316
United States

Monday – Friday 6:30 – 9:00 am & 3:30 – 6:00 pm
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Pine Island Elementary

After School Care
Ages: 3rd – 5th Grade

6101 Pine Island
Comstock Park, MI 49321
United States

Monday – Friday 3:00 – 6:00 pm
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Rather Elementary

After School Care
Ages: Kindergarten-Grade 5

380 Tuttle Road
Ionia, MI 48846
United States

Monday – Friday After School – 6:00 pm
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Ridge Park Charter Academy

After School Care
Ages: 5 – 14 years

4120 Camelot Ridge Dr SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
United States

Monday-Friday, 3:30 – 6:00 pm
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River City Scholars

Before & After School Care
Ages: 5 – 15 years

944 Evergreen St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507
United States

Monday Morning: 7:00 am – 9:00 am
Monday-Friday Afternoon: 3:00 – 6:00 pm
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Stoney Creek Elementary

After School Care
Ages: Developmental K – 2nd Grade

200 Lantern Dr NW
Comstock Park, MI 49321
United States

Monday – Friday 3:00 – 6:00 pm
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Sycamore Elementary

After School Care
Ages: K - Grade 5

2163 142nd Ave
Dorr, MI 49323
United States

Monday – Friday After School – 6:00 pm
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Vanguard Charter Academy

After School Care
Ages: 5 – 14 years

1620 52nd St SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49519
United States

Monday – Friday, 3:30 – 6:00 pm
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Vista Charter Academy

After School Care
Ages: 5 – 15 years

711 32nd St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49548
United States

Monday – Friday, 3:30 – 6:00 pm
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Waukazoo Elementary

Before & After School Care
Ages: K – 12 years

1294 W. Lakewood Blvd.
Holland, MI 49424
United States

Monday – Friday, 6:00 – 8:30 am & 3:30 – 6:00 pm
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West Oakview Elementary

Before & After School Care
Ages: Developmental K – 4th Grade

3880 Stuyvesant Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
United States

Monday – Friday 6:30-8:15 am & 3:15 – 6:00 pm
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PARENT INFORMATION

The YMCA School Age framework was developed in partnership with the YMCA of the USA  and the National Institute on Out-of-School-Time  (NIOST).

THE Y DIFFERENCE

Through guided play children learn values, positive behaviors, to respect themselves and others, work out their difference and discover the value of friendship.

Academic support from caring role models enriches your child’s educational experience and enables families to spend more quality time together.

    We offer activities in

    • Arts & Humanities
    • Science
    • Service Learning
    • Homework support
    • Literacy
    • Character Development
    • Conflict Resolution

    Our Values – Caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and inclusion. We reinforce the values you teach at home.

    Character Development – All of our activities and discussions incorporate the four core values.

    Choice Time – Kids are given activity choices where they make friends, learn, play and thrive.

    Theme Weeks – Exciting themes guide each week’s activities to keep kids engaged.

    Physical Activity – Fitness is vital to your child’s health so we include daily physical activity and movement through indoor gym or outdoor games.

    Community Connections – Social responsibility and volunteerism are reinforced through service learning projects.