• Before & After School Care
  • Grades: K-5
  • Independent School District 621


The YMCA in Shoreview provides Before & After Care for children who attend Arden Hills District 621 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.

Curriculum Areas of Focus

  • Arts/Humanities
  • Homework Support
  • Science/Technology/Engineering/Arts/Math (STEAM)
  • Health/Wellness and Fitness
  • Literacy
  • Conflict Resolution/Social Competence
  • Character Development
  • Service and Global Learning

School Release Days

School Release Days are available in New Brighton and Shoreview for ISD 621.


Before & After School Care

Valentine Hills Elementary
1770 West County Rd. E2, Arden Hills

Register Online

School Release Days are available in New Brighton and Shoreview for ISD 621.

Registration Form PDFs 


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

School Release Days are available in New Brighton and Shoreview for ISD 621.

Holiday Closures

Y School Age Care is closed on the following days: Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and the day following Thanksgiving and Memorial Day. Release Day Care is available for other days school is not in session.

When the School District calls for a LATE START, Before Care programs are cancelled.

When the School District calls for an EARLY RELEASE, After Care programs are cancelled.

When school is CANCELLED due to severe cold temperatures, extreme snow fall, and/or poor travel conditions, YMCA will run Release Day programs at Sunnyside Elementary and Island Lake Elementary. Inclement-weather Release Day Programs are open to children currently attending YMCA Before Care and/or After Care. Inclement weather program hours for Mounds View School District are 6:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.


2019-20 Before & After School Care

  • 3 sessions: $37.65
  • 4 sessions: $50.20
  • 5 sessions: $62.75
  • 6 sessions: $75.30
  • 7 sessions: $87.85
  • 8 sessions: $100.40
  • 9 sessions: $112.95
  • 10 sessions: $125.50

All schools will offer a full-morning care rate for $12.55 per session. Valentine Hills, Pinewood, Island Lake and Turtle Lake Elementary schools will also offer a $6.28 rate for parents that choose to drop off after 8:30 a.m. due to the later start time.
There is a 3-session minimum for the half-price option. If you are signed up for the half-price and full price options there is a 3-session minimum for each option (Your child must be registered for a total of 6 sessions per week). Registration for half-price sessions are available online only.
Afternoon care at all eight program locations will have one option of $12.55 per afternoon session.