• After School Care
  • School Release Day and Holiday Care
  • Release Day and Holiday Care will take place at Faithful Shepherd or an ISD 196 School.
  • Kindergarten - Grade 8


After Care
The YMCA in Eagan provides After Care for children who attend Faithful Shepherd Catholic School. The program is located in the school for your convenience. Safety is our top priority. 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.


Faithful Shepherd Catholic School
3355 Columbia Drive
Eagan, MN 55121
(P) 651 262 2893

Register Online for After School Care

School Release Day locations

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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.

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 extreme snow fall and/or poor travel conditions, YMCA Before Care and After Care programs are cancelled.

When school is CANCELLED due to severe cold temperatures, YMCA will run Release Day programs at:

  • Shannon Park Elementary, 13501 Shannon Pkwy, Rosemount, 651-423-7906
  • Oak Ridge Elementary, 4350 Johnny Cake Ridge Rd., Eagan, 651-683-6979
  • Cedar Park Elementary, 7500 Whitney Drive, Apple Valley, 612-720-9831

Inclement-weather Release Day Programs are open to children currently attending YMCA Before Care and/or After Care.

School Release Days

Open to all elementary school students in District 196 and Faithful Shepherd


  • 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 After School Care

A “session” is defined as one after school day. There is a three session billing minimum per week.

  • 3 sessions: $34.50
  • 4 sessions: $46.00
  • 5 sessions: $57.50

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.