Before and After Care
The YMCA in Shoreview provides Before and After Care for children who attend St. Croix Preparatory Academy. The program is located in the school for your convenience.
At the Y we believe the values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for life. With so many demands on today’s families, parents need all the support they can get. Child care provided by the Y is more than looking after kids. It’s about nurturing their development by providing a safe place to learn foundational skills and develop healthy, trusting relationships. At the Y School Age Care program, kids can explore their unique talents and interests helping them to realize their potential. That makes for confident kids today and contributing and engaged adults tomorrow.
Safety is our top priority. Parents/guardians sign their children into the program in the morning and students walk to class when school starts. In the afternoon, students walk from class to the School Age Care Program and parents/guardians must sign them out at pick up time.
School Release Days
Kids have a blast in the 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.
St. Croix Preparatory Academy
4260 Stagecoach Trail N.
Stillwater, MN 55082
Register Online for Before & After School Care
Registration Form PDFs
- 2018-2019 Before & After School Care Registration
- 2019-2020 Before & After School Care Brochure
- 2019-2020 Before & After School Care Registration
- 2018-2019 School Release Day Brochure
- 2018-2019 School Release Day Registration Form
- 2018-2019 School Release Day Schedule
Before & After School Care
Monday – Friday
Before School Care: 7 a.m. – School Start
After School Care: School End – 6:00 p.m.
School Release Days and Holiday Care
- Drop-off 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
- Program Day 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
- Pick-up 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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.
School Release Days
- October 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
- November 2, 16
- December 26, 27, 28, 31
- January 21, 22
- March 11, 12, 13, 14, 15
2019-20 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: $37.65
- 4 sessions: $50.20
- 5 sessions: $62.75
- 6 sessions: $75.30
- 7 sessions: $87.85
- 8 sessions: $100.40
- 9 sessions: $112.95
- 10 sessions: $125.50
School Release Day and Holiday Care
$43 per child per day, late registration $53 per child per day.
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.