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Before & After School Care

Discover Your Y. Discover Your Why.

YMCA Childcare: Where Every Child Grows with Love, Learning, and Laughter.

Discover an exceptional Before & After School program at the YMCA of Southern Arizona that transcends traditional classroom learning. Children are celebrated for their individuality and immersed in diverse activities that foster holistic growth and development.

 

At our YMCA, we recognize children as innate engineers, inherently curious about building and deconstructing to understand how things function. Our primary objective is to elevate their educational experience by spotlighting the engineering design process. This systematic method encourages inquisitiveness, guiding children to inquire, envision possibilities, strategize, execute plans, and brainstorm improvements.

 

Beyond its common association with science and math, the engineering design process accommodates various child interests. Our program integrates nine key components throughout the academic year: 21st Century Skills, Arts, College and Career Readiness, Family and Parent Engagement, Global Learning and Inclusion, Health and Wellness, Academic Enrichment, Leadership Development, and Service Learning. Daily offerings include homework support, nutritious snacks, and physical activities.

 

Our commitment extends further to cultivating an inclusive environment at each site, nurturing self-assurance, fostering creativity, promoting teamwork, and molding future leaders. Experience a program that empowers children to explore, innovate, and thrive at the YMCA of Southern Arizona.

 

If you receive DES child care assistance or other child care assistance from 3rd party entities, please email youthassist@tucsonymca.org to receive more information on how to register.

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Ages

5-12 Year Olds

Times

Please see location specific information.

DATES & LOCATIONS

Program Dates:

2024 – 2025 School Year

Program Locations:

At YMCA facilities and schools across Tucson.

PRICING

Facility Members:

Part-time (1-2 days per week)

After School Weekly Rate: $34

Full-time (3 -5 days per week)

Before School Weekly Rate: $30

After School Weekly Rate: $85

Program Members:

Part-time (1-2 days per week)

After School Weekly Rate: $36

Full-time (3 -5 days per week)

Before School Weekly Rate: $35

After School Weekly Rate: $90

Need financial assistance? Through fundraising efforts, we are able to offer tiered pricing and program scholarships, click here to learn more!

MONTHLY PAYMENTS

Payments will be due and automatically scheduled to process once a month on the 25th for the following month. (Example: For programming offered during the month of September, payment will be due August 25th.) Monthly payments will be based on the number of days that the program is offered while children are in school and will reflect the weekly rates listed in the pricing dropdown

Before & After School Care Locations

Academy of Tucson

9209 E Wrightstown Rd. Tucson, AZ 85715

After School to 6:00pm P TBD

Saints Peter & Paul Catholic School

1436 N. Campbell Ave. Tucson, AZ 85719

After School to 5:30pm P 520-484-7980

Unable to accept DES at this location.  This site is not licensed.

Wheeler Elementary School

1436 N Campbell Avenue, Tucson AZ 85719

After School to 6:00pm P 520-982-6565

Vail School District Cottonwood

9950 Rees Loop, Tucson AZ, 85747

After School to 6:00pm P 520-419-2092

Vail School District Ocotillo Ridge

10170 S White Lightning Ln, AZ 85747

After School to 6:00pm P 520-419-0086

The Following Locations Will Provide Transportation For Certain Schools:

Jacobs/City YMCA

Jacobs/City YMCA:

1010 W Lind St. Tucson, AZ 85705

After School to 6:00pm P  520-250-1899

 

Amphitheater School District:

Nash Elementary

F.O. Holaway Elementary

Prince Elementary

 

Flowing Wells School District:

Walter Douglas Elementary

Homer Davis Elementary

 

Charter:

Idea School

Mulcahy/City YMCA

Mulcahy/City YMCA:

5085 S Nogales Hwy. Tucson, AZ 85706

6:30am to Before School & After School to 6:00pm  P 520-838-0936

 

Sunnyside Unified School District:

Esperanza Elementary

Elvira Elementary

Gallego Intermediate And Primary School

Liberty Elementary

Los Amigos Tech Academy

Mission Manor

Rivera Elementary

Santa Clara Elementary

Ott Family YMCA

Ott Family YMCA:

401 S Prudence Rd, Tucson, AZ 85710

After School to 6:00pm  P 520-419-4886

7:00am to Before School* Only Booth-Fickett & Kellond

Tucson Unified School District:

Booth-Fickett Math/Science Magnet School (Before Care Offered)*

Ford Elementary

Soleng Tom

Kellond Elementary (Before Care Offered)*

Dietz Elementary And Middle School

Academy Of Tucson – Middle School

Hudlow Elementary – Full Time (3-5 Days Only)

Steele Elementary – Full Time (3-5 Days Only)

Before/After School Care Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ’s

Q: What are the hours of operation for the before and after school program?

A: The before-school program runs from 6:30 am. to 8:30 am. The after-school program runs from school dismissal to 6:00 pm..

*** The exception:  Ott YMCA before-school program runs 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 am.  The after-school program runs from school dismissal until 6:00 pm.  

Q: What ages are eligible for the before and after school programs?

A: Children ages 5-12 are eligible for the program.

 

Q: Is transportation provided to and from school?

A: Yes, transportation is provided for participating schools.

 

Q: What types of activities are available in the before and after school program?

A: We offer a variety of activities, including homework help, arts and crafts, sports, and games.

 

Q: What is the process for enrolling in the before and after school program?

A: Registration is available on the website at tucsonymca.org, under the “programs” tab.  

***The exception: Families with a DES child care subsidy will need to email youthassist@tucsonymca.org for registration.

 

Q: Are snacks provided during the program?

A: Yes, healthy snacks are provided during the program.

 

Q: What is the staff-to-child ratio in the program?

A: The staff-to-child ratio is 1:15, which adheres to state licensing requirements.

 

Q: Are scholarships available for the before and after school program?

A:  Yes. You can apply online from our website at tucsonymca.org . We require that you apply for a DES childcare subsidy prior to applying for a childcare scholarship with the YMCA.  You will need a DES denial letter that is less than 3 months old in order to apply with the YMCA.

 

Our Child Care Services

EARLY EDUCATION
LEARN & PLAY
CAMPS

Need financial assistance?

Through fundraising efforts, we are able to offer tiered pricing and scholarships for membership and programs, click here to learn more! 

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