Overview

Before & After Care

The Andover YMCA provides Before and After Care for Andover Elementary School. Child care provided by the Y is more than looking after kids. It’s about nurturing their development by providing a safe place to learn and develop healthy, trusting relationships. In the Y School Age Care program, we incorporate Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) as an education process for helping kids develop fundamental life skills. SEL teaches kids to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships and make responsible decisions. That makes for confident kids today and contributing and engaged adults tomorrow.

Safety is our top priority. Parents/guardians sign their children into the program in the morning and students walk to class when school starts. In the afternoon, students walk from class to the School Age Care Program and parents/ guardians must sign them out at pick up time.

School Release Days

Kids have a blast in the Andover Y’s full-day recreational program on school release days and school vacation breaks. It’s safe, fun, full of age-appropriate activities that stretch kids’ minds and bodies – and gives them opportunities to practice caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

Kids are engaged and entertained

Each day is different – there’s a whole lot of things to do and places to go. Arts and crafts, group games, sports, indoor and outdoor play, themed projects and field trips are just some of the ways your child might spend their day.

Location

Andover YMCA Community Center
15200 Hanson Blvd
Andover, MN 55304
(P) 763 220 1713

Register Online for Before & After School Care

Registration Form PDF

Hours

Before & After School Care

Monday - Friday

  • Before School Care: 6:30 a.m. – School Start
  • After School Care: School End – 6:00 p.m.

School Release Days and Holiday Care 

  • Drop-off: 6:30am - 9am
  • Program day: 9am - 4pm
  • Pick-up: 4pm - 6pm

Holiday Closures

Y School Age Care is closed on the following days: Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and the day following Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, and Memorial Day. Release Day Care is available for other days school is not in session. Register online or download forms on this page.

School Release Days 

2018

  • October 8, 17, 18, 19
  • November 21, 30
  • December 3, 26, 27, 28, 31 (closing at 4pm on 12/31)

2019

  • January 21
  • February 18, 19
  • March 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15
  • April 19

2018-2019 School Release Day Schedule

Cost

2018-19 Before and 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: $28.50
  • 4 sessions: $38.00
  • 5 sessions: $47.50
  • 6 sessions: $57.00
  • 7 sessions: $66.50
  • 8 sessions: $76.00
  • 9 sessions: $85.50
  • 10 sessions: $95.00

School Release Day and Holiday Care

$40 per child per day, late registration $50 per child per day.

Program Fees

Advanced registration is required to receive the standard program rate. Registrations received online or at Y Customer Service by Monday, one week prior to the Release Day, receive the standard rate. Registrations received later than Monday, one week prior to the release day will result in a $10 premium increase in the school release day cost.

Payment

Registrations completed online can be paid at the time of registration or set up as an automatic electronic fund transfer (EFT). Payment is available for paper registrations via cash, check or EFT. You may authorize EFT on your registration form. EFTs will be processed on Tuesday prior to the week of the release day. You may login online 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. To submit your cancel request, visit the Contact page. You can email or chat with customer service to complete your request.

What to Bring to School Release Days

(please label all belongings)

  • Lunch, beverage and two snacks
  • Appropriate clothing for outdoor play and art projects
  • On swim field-trip days, a swimsuit, towel and lock

*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 participants) the day may be cancelled. You will be notified five days in advance.