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

Overview

Before & After Care
The Shoreview YMCA provides Before & After Care for children who attend Mounds View School District 621 Elementary Schools. The program 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.

Students attending Before and After Y Kindergarten Care at Pike Lake and Snail Lake Education/Kindergarten Centers do not require transportation. Students attending Before and After Y Kindergarten Care at an elementary school in their attendance area are bussed to and from the Kindergarten Centers. YMCA staff at each location will help kids get on the bus in the morning and get kids off the bus in the afternoon. Bus times will vary.

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

Locations

Before & After School Care

Island Lake Elementary
3555 N. Victoria St., Shoreview
(P) 651-621-7017

Register Online for Before & After Care

Turtle Lake Elementary
1141 West County Rd. I, Shoreview
(P) 651-621-7717

Register Online for Before & After Care

Snail Lake Education Center (Kindergarten care only)
350 Highway 96 W, Shoreview
(P) 651-621-6000

Register Online for Before & After Care

School Release Day and Holiday Care

Bel Air School
1800 NW 5th St.
New Brighton, MN 55112

Island Lake Elementary
3555 N. Victoria St., Shoreview
(P) 651 621 7017

Turtle Lake Elementary
1141 West County Rd. I, Shoreview
(P) 651 621 7717

Registration Form PDFs

Hours

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

  • 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 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.

School Release Days 

2016

  • October 14, 20, 21 - Bel Air, Island Lake or Turtle Lake
  • November 4, 21, 22, 23 - Bel Air, Island Lake or Turtle Lake
  • December 22, 27, 28, 29 - Bel Air, Island Lake or Turtle Lake
  • December 23 - Island Lake
  • December 26 - Bel Air
  • December 30 - Bel Air or Island Lake

2017

  • January 2, 16, 26, 27 - Bel Air, Island Lake or Turtle Lake
  • February 20 - Bel Air, Island Lake or Turtle Lake
  • March 16, 17, 20, 21, 22 - Bel Air, Island Lake or Turtle Lake
  • March 23, 24 - Bel Air or Island Lake
  • April 7, 14 - Bel Air, Island Lake or Turtle Lake
  • May 19 - Bel Air, Island Lake or Turtle Lake
  • June 9 - Bel Air, Island Lake or Turtle Lake

2016-2017 School Release Day Schedule

Cost

2016-17 Before & 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

$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

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.

Note

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.