PLEASE NOTE: As students return to in-person instruction and COVID-19 vaccinations increase, YMCA School Age Child Care is now available at some sites. Programs vary by location as school districts are handling full in-person, hybrid and virtual learning differently.

Many families have caregivers with work days that start before school or end after school ends for the day. The Y is there to support working families with Before and After School Child Care in many area elementary schools. Our programs offer a combination of free choice and structured activities including arts & crafts, exploration, service learning, healthy activity, homework support, character development and conflict resolution. Like everything we do, our child care programs are built upon our four core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Our programs and staff are state-licensed, and Madison sites are city-accredited. All sites accept Wisconsin Shares, and Madison sites accept city funding.

Options include:

  • Before School Care: Sun Prairie location opens at 6:30 am; Madison locations begin at 7:00 am.
  • After School Care: Programs start when school releases and end at 5:30 pm, including on scheduled early-release days.

East Madison Area

Sun Prairie Area

West Madison Area