PLEASE NOTE: The Y offers 2022-23 School Age Child Care registration based on the assumption that area schools will be fully open next year. However, we remain in the midst of a global pandemic, and as we all know, things can and do change. Register now to reserve your spot for next year, and know that we may need to adjust our approach based upon school, community and public health guidelines.

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 and School's Out care in dozens of 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: Madison locations begin at 7:00 am.
  • After School Care: Programs start when school releases and end at 6:00 pm, including on scheduled early-release days.
  • Verona Late Start Care: Available at Verona locations to accommodate the late-start school schedule; runs 7:00-9:15 am.
  • School's Out: Full-day care for children aged 5-12 on school vacation days. Available dates vary by region and school district.

East Madison Area

Sun Prairie Area

West Madison Area