• Before & After School Care
  • School Release Day and Holiday Care
  • Kindergarten - Grade 5
  • Independent School District 621
  • Questions? Call 612-230-9622



Before & After Care

The Shoreview YMCA provides Before and After Care for children who attend Mounds View School District 621 Elementary Schools. For your convenience, our program is located in your child’s school. Kindergarten care is also offered at Pike Lake and Snail Lake Education Centers. 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

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


Before & After School Care

Pinewood Elementary
5500 Quincy St., Mounds View

Register Online for Before & After Care

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, 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 severe cold temperatures, extreme snow fall, and/or poor travel conditions, YMCA will run Release Day programs at Bel Air Elementary and Island Lake Elementary. Inclement-weather Release Day Programs are open to children currently attending YMCA Before Care and/or After Care.


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.