• Before & After School Care
  • School Release Day and Holiday Care
  • Kindergarten - Grade 5
  • Independent School District 625
  • Questions? Call 612-230-9622 



Before & After Care
The St. Paul Midway YMCA provides Before & After Care for St. Paul Public Schools in the St. Paul Midway YMCA servicing area. Children attending surrounding schools can be bussed to school from the YMCA in the morning and from school to the YMCA in the afternoon Safety is our top priority and your child will be assisted on and off the bus by a designated Y staff person.

School Release Days

When school is out, the Y is in! The Midway 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.


St. Paul Midway YMCA
547 Wheeler Street North
St. Paul, MN 55104
(P) 651 259 6193

Register Online for Before & After Care

Registration Form PDFs


Before & After School Care

Monday - Friday
Before School Care: 6:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.
After School Care: 2:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

School Release Days and Holiday Care

  • 6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (at the Y)

*Holiday hours may vary

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 St. Paul Public School District calls for a LATE START, the Y will offer care during regular a.m. hours. When the St. Paul Public School District calls for an EARLY RELEASE, the Y will offer an early release after-care program.

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 Midway 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 St. Paul Public School District calendar, YMCA Before Care and After Care will be closed on St. Paul Release Days and will not offer care.

If a non-St. Paul Public school has a school closing, but St. Paul Public 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: $35.25
  • 4 sessions: $47.00
  • 5 sessions: $58.75
  • 6 sessions: $70.50
  • 7 sessions: $82.25
  • 8 sessions: $94.00
  • 9 sessions: $105.75
  • 10 sessions: $117.50

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.”


Children are transported to their schools in the morning and back to the YMCA in the afternoon on Saint Paul School District buses. The Midway YMCA does not provide transportation. Please contact your child's School Office for transportation information or changes.

What to Bring to School Release Days

  • Swimsuit and towel; padlock for a locker during swim time is recommended. (Only on swim days.)
  • Appropriate clothing for outdoor play and arts & crafts projects.

Breakfast, lunch and snack are 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.