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



Before & After Care
The New Hope YMCA provides Before and After Care for public and private schools in the surrounding area. Parents and guardians must arrange transportation to or from the Y by calling the school transportation coordinator. 

School Release Days
When school is out, the Y is in! The New Hope 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.


New Hope YMCA
7601 42nd Avenue N.
New Hope, MN 55427
(P) 763-535-4800

Register Online for Before & After School Care

Registration Form PDFs


Before & After School Care

Monday - Friday

  • Before School Care: 6:30 a.m. – Bus Pick-up
  • After School Care: Bus Drop-off – 6:00 p.m.

School Release Days and Holiday Care 

  • 6:30 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 Robbinsdale School District calls for a LATE START, Before Care programs are cancelled.

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

This does not include the cancellation of after-school activities.

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

If your child attends a Charter School or Alternative School that does not follow the Robbinsdale District calendar, YMCA Before Care and After Care will be closed on Robbinsdale Release Days and will not offer care.

If a non-Robbinsdale school has a school closing, but Robbinsdale School District does not, we will offer Before and After Care.

School Release Days

2017-18 School Release Day information will be available later this summer. Please check back.


2017-18 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: $34.50
  • 4 sessions: $46.00
  • 5 sessions: $57.50
  • 6 sessions: $69.00
  • 7 sessions: $80.50
  • 8 sessions: $92.00
  • 9 sessions: $103.50
  • 10 sessions: $115.00

School Release Day and Holiday Care

2017-18 School Release Day information will be available later this summer. Please check back.


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.”


Parents and guardians must arrange transportation to or from the YMCA in New Hope School Age Care Program by calling the school transportation coordinator. Many schools have established bus stops at the YMCA in New Hope. Inform the transportation coordinator that your child(ren) will be dropped off or picked up at the south entrance of the YMCA in New Hope location. When arranging transportation, gather the following information:

  • Bus number or letter
  • Pick-up and Drop-off times
  • School phone number

Phone number for transportation coordinator: 763-504-8107

What to Bring to School Release Days

  • A backpack, without wheels, in which to put everything.
  • Beverage and refillable water bottle.
  • 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.
  • Tennis shoes and socks.
  • Morning snack.
  • Lunch and afternoon snack provided.


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.