• 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
Kids have a blast in the 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.


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


After School Care

Monday - Friday

  • After School Care: School Day End – 6:00 p.m.

School Release Days and Holiday Care

  • Drop-off 6:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
  • Program Day 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Pick-up 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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.

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

2019-20 School Release Day information will be available later this summer. Please check back.

CP - Cedar Park
DP - Diamond Path
DW - Deerwood
EL - East Lake
EP - Echo Park
FS - Faithful Shepherd
GL - Greenleaf
GH - Glacier Hills
HL - Highland
NV - Northview
OR - Oak Ridge
PV - Parkview
PW - Pinewood
RM - Rosemount
RP - Red Pine
SP - Shannon Park
SV - Southview
TL - Thomas Lake
WL - Woodland
WV - Westview


2019-20 After School Care

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

  • 3 sessions: $37.65
  • 4 sessions: $50.20
  • 5 sessions: $62.75

School Release Day and Holiday Care

2019-20 School Release Day information will be available later this summer. Please check back.

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.


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.