Our partnerships with local school districts offer before- and after-school care, and school release day options for kids in kindergarten through sixth grade at dozens of locations across the Twin Cities.

About School Age Care

Child care provided by the Y is more than looking after kids. It’s about nurturing development by providing a safe place to learn foundational skills and develop healthy, trusting relationships.

Regular school days

In School Age Care, kids engage in physical and educational activities that encourage them to explore who they are and what they can achieve. It’s a safe place to learn, have fun, and get active before and/or after the regular school day.

Flexible 3, 4 and 5 day options. Find a location nearest you.

School release days

When school is out, the Y is in. A variety of theme-based activities geared toward individual interests and grade levels keep kids engaged.

  • Arts and crafts
  • Cooking projects
  • Field trips
  • Games
  • Sports
  • Swimming

We have the flexibility you need; sign up for a single day or a whole week. Release days vary by school district, so check the location nearest you for details.


Financial help is available to cover the cost of School Age Care. Find out how it works and download an application.