• Before & After School Care
  • School Release Day Care
  • Kindergarten - Grade 5
  • Independent School District 196


Before & After Care
The Eagan YMCA provides Before and After Care for children who attend ISD 196 schools. The program is located in school for your convenience. Safety is our top priority. You sign into 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

Deerwood Elementary
1480 Deerwood Drive, Eagan
(P) 651 683 6818

We’re sorry, but our Deerwood 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.

Glacier Hills Elementary
3825 Glacier Hills, Eagan
(P) 651 683 8581

Register Online for Before & After School Care

Northview Elementary
965 Diffley Road, Eagan
(P) 651 683 6829

Register Online for Before & After School Care

Oak Ridge Elementary
4350 Johnny Cake Ridge Road, Eagan
(P) 651 683 6979

Register Online for Before & After School Care

Pinewood Community School
4300 Dodd Road, Eagan
(P) 651 683 8556

Register Online for Before & After School Care

Red Pine Elementary
530 Red Pine Lane, Eagan
(P) 651 423 7874

We’re sorry, but our Red Pine 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.

Thomas Lake Elementary
4350 Thomas Lake Road, Eagan
(P) 651 905 5806

Register Online for Before & After School Care

Woodland Elementary
945 Westcott Road, Eagan
(P) 651 683 6997

Register Online for Before & After School Care

Registration Form PDF


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
  • *December 26 - 7am - 4pm
  • *January 2 - 7am - 4pm

Holiday Closures

Y School Age Care will be closed on the following days: Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and the day following, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, and Memorial Day. Release days are available for other days school is not in session.

School Release Days


  • October 7 - NV, WL, DW
  • October 20, 21 - NV, WL, DW
  • November 3, 4 - NV, WL, DW
  • December 2 - OR, WL, DW
  • December 26* - OR
  • December 27, 28, 29,30 - OR, RP, GH


  • January 2* - OR
  • January 16 - OR, RP, GH
  • January 20 - OR, RP, GH
  • February 9, 10, 20 - TL, RP, GH
  • March 10 - TL, PW, GH
  • March 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 - TL, PW, DW
  • April 21 - OR, PW, DW

* Short days: program hours: Dec. 26 at 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Jan. 2 7 a.m. - 4p.m.

2016-2017 School Release Day Schedule

  • DW: Deerwood
  • GH: Glacier Hills
  • NV: Northview
  • OR: Oak Ridge
  • PW: Pinewood
  • RP: Red Pine
  • TL: Thomas Lake
  • WL: Woodland


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.