• Before & After School Care
  • School Release days
  • Grades: K-5
  • Select your school location to register online 
  • Questions? Call 612-230-9622 


Before and After Care
The River Valley YMCA Before and After Care Program for ISD 720 is located in-school for your convenience. Safety is our top priority. You sign into 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.  

School Release Days
Kids have a blast in the River Valley 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.


Eagle Creek Elementary
6855 Woodward Avenue
(P) 612 770 6071

Register Online for Before & After Care

Jackson Elementary
1601 Lusitano Street
(P) 612 719 2743

Register Online for Before & After Care

Red Oak Elementary
7700 Old Carriage Court
(P) 952 221 1614

Register Online for Before & After Care

Sweeney Elementary
1001 Adams Street South
(P) 612 618 7216

Register Online for Before & After Care

Sun Path Elementary
2250 East 17th Avenue
(P) 651 338 1518

Register Online for Before & After Care

Location for School Release Days varies by date of release day. See schedule below.

Looking for information on our Shakopee Area Catholic School before and after care program? Learn more.

Registration Form PDF


Before & After School Care

Monday - Friday

  • Before School Care: 6:15 a.m. – School Start
  • After School Care: School End – 6:15 p.m.

School Release Days and Holiday Care

  • Drop-off 6:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
  • Program Day 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Pick-up 4:00 p.m. - 6:15 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 Sun Path Elementary. Inclement-weather Release Day Programs are open to children already attending YMCA Before Care and/or After Care.

School Release Dates for ISD 720 and Shakopee Area Catholic School


  • September 4, 5: Sun Path, Red Oak
  • October 17, 18, 19: Jackson, Eagle Creek
  • November 9, 21: Jackson, Eagle Creek
  • December 21, 24, 26, 27, 28, 31: Sun Path


  • January 21, 28: Jackson, Red Oak
  • February 15, 18: Sun Path, Eagle Creek
  • March 29: Red Oak, Jackson
  • April 1, 2, 3, 4, 5: Red Oak, Jackson
  • April 19: Sun Path, Eagle Creek

Early Release Dates for ISD 720 and Shakopee Area Catholic School


  • September 26: Jackson, Red Oak
  • November 28: Jackson, Red Oak


  • March 13: Jackson, Red Oak
  • April 24: Jackson, Red Oak

*There will not be a choice for early release day location.

Early release day care only available for participants in SAC care.

Release day care not available for Shakopee Area Catholic School Preschool


2018-19 Before & After School Sessions

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: $36.45
  • 4 sessions: $48.60
  • 5 sessions: $60.75
  • 6 sessions: $72.90
  • 7 sessions: $85.05
  • 8 sessions: $97.20
  • 9 sessions: $109.35
  • 10 sessions: $121.50

School Release Day and Holiday Care

School Release Days

$43 per child per day, late registration $53 per child per day.

Early Release Fees

$20 per child per day, late registration $30 per child per day. Only available for current SAC care participants.

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.