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While our YMCAs are closed to the public, we are responding to the urgent needs in our community by providing Child Care for families of first responders & other essential workers + distributing food. Also, find more info on Y membership & programs.

Before & After School Care

What your kids do AFTER school is as important as what they do AT school.

Our daily curriculum makes us a unique child care provider for children 5 years old to 12 and sets us apart from others. We provide a mentoring relationship between your child and our caring staff that maximizes their personal empowerment, exploration and learning. A safe setting, character values, positive role models and enrichment activities area all part of the Y child care experience.


Online registration takes 5-10 minutes. Please use Firefox or Chrome as your browser. 

This year you have a two-part registration process:

  1. STEP ONE: Register your child/ren for Before & After School Care through the links below, this will reserve your child's spot. This includes paying a $50 non-refundable registration fee per child.
  2. STEP TWO: The guardian will receive an email invitation from a platform called ePACT to submit their child’s medical information (and immunizations) online before the start of the program. Please expect to receive the invitation 3 to 4 days after you initially register your child through our website.

Age Requirements

Please note all children must be between the ages of 5 to 12 years old to register for YMCA Before and After School Program.

Registration Fee 

It is a one time $50 registration fee per child enrolled.

Scholarships **Not Currently Being accepted, All Scholarships Have Been Awarded**

Through the generosity of our donors, the YMCA is able to offer a limited number of scholarships for Before and After School Child Care, to apply please fill out the scholarship form and submit to scholarships@denverymca.org.

CCCAP (Colorado Child Care Assistance Program)

To use CCCAP benefits for the YMCA Before and After School program, please call 720-524-2792 to inquire about available slots. Not all program locations are CCCAP eligible and we have limited slots that are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please do not register online as you will be charged full-price and end up accountable for the balance!


Per child care licensing laws, all parents are required to submit their immunizations via our ePACT medical platform before the commencement of camp. We will not accept paper immunizations as we have officially transitioned into a paper-less online process.  

Child Care Options


Before & After School City Locations

We offer many before & after school care locations throughout the Denver metro area. Select your closet city to see the available before & after school locations sites.


The YMCA provides high-quality before and after school care in Arvada at Allendale Elementary, Excel, Meiklejohn Elementary, Oberon, Peck Elementary, Sierra Elementary, Three Creeks K-8, Vanderhoof and Weber Elementary.


The YMCA provides quality before and after school child care in Aurora at AXL Academy, Clyde Miller P-8, Dartmouth Elementary, Mosley P-8, Elkhart Elementary, Iowa Elementary, Montessori del Mundo, Murphy Creek K-8, Side Creek Elementary, Sixth Avenue Elementary, Wheeling Elementary, and Yale Elementary.


The YMCA provides quality Before and After School Care in Denver at Dora Moore Elementary, Holm Elementary, Joe Shoemaker, Montclair, Palmer Elementary RMSEL, Southwest Family YMCA and Trailside Academy.


In Glendale, the YMCA provide before and after school child care at the Glendale Sports Center at Infinity Park.


The YMCA provides before and after school care in Golden at Bell Middle School, Fairmont Elementary, Manning School, Shelton Elementary Schools and Welchester.


The YMCA provides a mentoring relationship between each child and our caring staff that maximizes personal empowerment, exploration, and learning. At the Belle Creek Family Center in Henderson, the YMCA provides a safe setting, character values, positive role models, and enrichment activities that are all part of the Y child care experience.


The YMCA provides before and after school child care in Lakewood at Dennison Elementary and Great Works Montessori.


The YMCA provides quality before and after school child care in Thornton at two locations including: Adventure Elementary (serving Valley View, Welby and Global Leadership) and Explore Elementary (serving York and Achieve)

Wheat Ridge

The YMCA provides high-quality before and after school care in Wheat Ridge at Pennington Elementary School.

Additional Information

Get More with YMCA Membership

YMCA members are part of a family. And they save up to 40% on youth sports, swim lessons and child care. Not a member?