• Before & After School Care
  • School Release Day Care
  • Kindergarten - Grade 5
  • Independent School District 196
  • Questions? Call 612-230-9622 


Before & After Care
The YMCA in Eagan provides Before & After Care for children who attend Apple Valley District 196 elementary schools. The program is located in the school for your convenience. Safety is our top priority. You sign-in to the program in the morning and students walk to class when school starts. In the afternoon, students walk from class to the program site and you sign them out at pick up time.  

School Release Days
When school is out, the Y is in! The Y offers a full-day recreational program for school age children available during school release days and vacation breaks.

Our program creates a safe, fun-filled environment where school age kids actively stretch their mind and body. Through age-appropriate activities, arts and crafts, group games, sports and field trips, kids learn about caring, honesty, respect and responsibility under the guidance of our YMCA staff.

Wonderful outdoor and indoor spaces at the Y give kids a wide variety of options. Intriguing daily themes guide engaging activities and give kids topics to look forward to such as cooking projects or special interest clubs. Themes and field trip schedules are available through the branch or school site.

School Locations

Cedar Park Elementary
7500 Whitney Drive, Apple Valley
(P) 612 720 9831

Register Online for Before & After School Care

Diamond Path Elementary
14455 Diamond Path, Apple Valley
(P) 952 423 7605

We’re sorry, but our Diamond Path Elementary School Age Care program is now full. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please fill out this form and we will add you. Our team will let you know if a space opens as soon as possible.

Greenleaf Elementary

13333 Galaxie Avenue, Apple Valley
(P) 952 431 8277

Register Online for Before & After School Care

Highland Elementary
14001 Pilot Knob Road, Apple Valley
(P) 952 423 7804

We’re sorry, but our Highland Elementary School Age Care program is now full. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please fill out this form and we will add you. Our team will let you know if a space opens as soon as possible.

Southview Elementary
1025 Whitney Drive, Apple Valley
(P) 612 618 7232

Register Online for Before & After School Care

Westview Elementary
225 Gardenview Drive, Apple Valley
(P) 612 719 2163

Register Online for Before & After School Care

Registration Form PDFs


Before & After School Care

Monday - Friday
Before School Care: 6:00 a.m. – School Day Start
After School Care: School Day End – 6:00 p.m.

School Release Days and Holiday* Care

  • Drop-off: 6:00am - 8:30am
  • Program day: 8:30am - 4pm
  • Pick-up: 4pm - 6pm

School Release Days


  • October 7 - GL, WV
  • October 20, 21 - HL, WV
  • November 3, 4 - GL, SV
  • December 2 - HL
  • December 27, 28, 29,30 - HL, DP


  • January 16 - HL, CP
  • January 20 - HL, DP, CP
  • February 9, 10, 20 - DP, SV
  • March 10 - HL, SV
  • March 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 - SV
  • April 21 - WV

2016-2017 School Release Day Schedule

  • CP - Cedar Park Elementary
  • DP - Diamond Path Elementary
  • GL - Greenleaf Elementary
  • HL - Highland Elementary
  • SV - Southview Elementary
  • WV - Westview Elementary


2016-17 Before & After School Care

A “session” is defined as either before school or after school. The 3-session minimum can be reached by combining a.m. and/or p.m. sessions.

  • 3 sessions: $34.50
  • 4 sessions: $46.00
  • 5 sessions: $57.50
  • 6 sessions: $69.00
  • 7 sessions: $80.50
  • 8 sessions: $92.00
  • 9 sessions: $103.50
  • 10 sessions: $115.00

School Release Day and Holiday Care

$40 per child per day, late registration $50 per child per day. Advanced registration is required to receive the standard program rate. Fees are due Monday, one week prior to the Release Day. Registrations received later than Monday, one week prior to the release day will result in a $10 premium increase in the school release day tuition.


Payment is available via cash, check or electronic fund transfer (EFT). You may authorize EFT on your registration form. EFTs will be processed one week prior to the release day. You may login online any time to see your balance and make a payment.

Cancellations and Changes

Changes to the registration for individual release days, including cancellation must be made in writing to the YMCA Customer Service Center by Monday, one week prior to the start of the release day. We encourage change notices to be submitted as soon as possible. If the change notice is not received, you will be billed for the original enrollment and additional days attended. Visit the Contact page and select “Submit a request to Customer Service.”

What to Bring to School Release Days

  • Disposable lunch and beverage.
  • Swimsuit and towel; padlock for a locker during swim time is recommended. (Only on swim field trip days.)
  • Appropriate clothing for outdoor play and arts & crafts projects.
  • Morning and afternoon snack.


Please label all belongings. The YMCA is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged items. Please leave toys and valuables at home. In the event of low enrollment, less than 10 registrants, the day may be cancelled and you will be notified five days in advance.