• 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
When school is out, the Y is in! The River Valley 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.

The School Release Day Program is open to all districts. The program location varies throughout the school year. See the dates and locations below. Release days not available for Shakopee Area Catholic School Preschool.


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

  • 6:15 a.m. – 6:15 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 Sun Path Elementary. Inclement-weather Release Day Programs are open to children already attending YMCA Before Care and/or After Care.

School Release Days

(Release days not available for Shakopee Area Catholic School Preschool)


  • October 19, 20, 21 - Sun Path, Red Oak
  • October 31 - Sun Path, Jackson Elem.
  • December 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30 - Eagle Creek


  • January 2 - Eagle Creek
  • January 16, 23 - Sun Path, Jackson Elem.
  • Feb 20 - Sun Path, Jackson Elem.
  • March 24, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 - Red Oak, Jackson Elem.

No Program Sept. 5th, Nov 24, 25, May 26, 29

2016-2017 School Release Day Schedule


2016-17 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: $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

$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.