Imagine where we can go.
Invent new ways to engage.
Inspire the younger generation.

The YMCA of Southern Arizona’s Before & After School program expands learning beyond the classroom. Children are celebrated for their uniqueness and provided with multiple opportunities for growth and development through a variety of activities.

Children are natural-born engineers, who tend to be fascinated by building things and taking things apart to see how they work. Our goal is to expand on their learning by emphasizing the engineering design process which is a methodical approach to problem seeking and encourages children to start by asking a question, imagine the possibilities, plan a course of action, execute the plan and then brainstorm how to improve.

Though often affiliated with just science and math, the engineering design process can be applied to meet a variety of child interests. The following 9 exploratory components will be integrated into the program throughout the school year: 21st Century Skills, the Arts, College and Career Readiness, Family and Parent Engagement, Global Learning and Inclusion, Health and Wellness, Academic Enrichment, Leadership Development and Service Learning. Homework assistance, snack and physical activity are provided daily.

We aim to create an inclusive environment at each of our sites that supports self-confidence, encourages creativity, emphasizes team work and develops future leaders.

Please note:  We are currently holding a waitlist at most after school locations.  If you do not see the location listed on website, please email for more information. Thank you!

If you receive DES child care assistance, email to register. Click here, for more information prior to registering.

To Register:

access your account!


2023 – 2024 School Year – Now Open!

Serving ages:

5 years to 12 years


(please note: site cell phones are for registered partcpant use only)

Academy of Tucson: 
9209 E Wrightstown Rd. Tucson, AZ 85715
After School to 6:00pm P TBD

Fruchthendler Elementary School: 
7470 E Cloud Rd, Tucson, AZ 85750
7:00am to Before School & After School to 6:00pm P 520-300-3522

Saints Peter & Paul Catholic School: 
1436 N. Campbell Av. Tucson, AZ 85719
After School to 5:30pm P 520-484-7980

Wheeler Elementary School: 
1436 N Campbell Avenue, Tucson AZ 85719
After School to 5:00pm P 520-982-6565


9950 Rees Loop, Tucson AZ, 85747
After School to 6:00pm P 520-419-2092

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:

Bus Schedule

Jacobs/City YMCA:
1010 W Lind St. Tucson, AZ 85705
After School to 6:00pm P  520-250-1899

Lighthouse City/YMCA:
2900 N Columbus Blvd. Tucson, AZ 85712
After School to 6:00pm P TBD

Mulcahy/City YMCA:
5085 S Nogales Hwy. Tucson, AZ 85706
6:30am to Before School & After School to 6:00pm  P 520-838-0936

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

program dates:

Program dates will vary based on school schedules.

2023 – 2024

Monthly payments due 25th each month

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 below.  Check each site link for more specific information regarding total payment due each month.

Full time After School (3-5 days):

Facility Member: $85/week
Program Member: $90/week

full time Before School (3-5 days):

Facility Member: $50/week
Program Member: $55/week

full time Before & After School (3-5 days):

Facility Member: $100/week
Program Member: $110/week

part time After School (1-2 days):*

Facility Member: $34/week
Program Member: $36/week

part time Before School (1-2 days):*

Facility Member: $20/week
Program Member: $22/week

part time time Before & After School (1-2 days):*

Facility Member: $40/week
Program Member: $44/week

*Part-time plans may not be available at all locations.

school’s out? Check out our Ykids page for more information.

YKIDS & School breaks


  • Click the “Access Your Account” button
  • On the program registration page, click on “Before and After” to navigate to the program area.
  • On the left of the page choose the location.
  • Choose and click which program you would like to register for.
  • You will then be prompted to login, find your account or create an account.  If you have an active facility or program membership, you will be able to register your child.

If you receive DES assistance email to register.

Need to cancel? Click here after you review our cancellation policies in the Guardian Handbook (located under guardian resources).