Lakewood

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

The YMCA's daily curriculum makes us a unique child care provider, and sets us apart from others. The YMCA provides a mentoring relationship between each child and our caring staff that maximizes personal empowerment, exploration, and learning. At three locations in Lakewood (see below), the YMCA provides a safe setting, character values, positive role models, and enrichment activities that are all part of the Y child care experience.

Registration Info***PLEASE READ***

Due to State of Colorado licensing requirements, registration takes some time and preparation, please click here to read our registration instructions! Online registration takes 20-30 minutes and the system will time out after 40 minutes forcing you to start from the beginning. Please use Firefox or Chrome as your browser.

Deposit and Registration Fee 

Enter a $25 deposit for each session your child will attend, and a one-time $35 registration fee per child.  Total all deposits along with the registration fee, and provide one payment for that amount, prior to attending.  Weekly deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable

CCAP (Colorado Child Care Assistance Program) and Scholarship Families

CCAP and YMCA Scholarship families are not able to register online. To use CCAP for YMCA Before and After School Care, please call 720 524 2792 to be added to our list. Not all locations are CCAP eligible. We have limited space and it's available on a first-come, first serve basis. 

Through the generosity of our donors the YMCA provides a limited number of scholarships for Before and After School Child Care, to apply please read our application letter and fill out the scholarship form.

Age Requirements

Please note all children must be 5 years old to register for YMCA Before and After School Program.

Immunizations

Per Colorado State law, all parents/guardians are required to complete an immunization form to recieve child care with the Denver YMCA. Please click here to download the immunization form, fill it out completely and turn in a paper copy on the first day of care.

Child Care Options

Child Care Locations

Dennison Elementary

401 Independence Street, Lakewood, CO 80226 | Get Directions
720 810 7342
Hours: 6:30 am until the beginning of the school day and end of the school day until 6 pm | School Holidays Excluded
Contact: Conor Ryan - cryan@denverymca.org
720 810 7300

Dennison Elementary KINDERGARTEN

401 Independence St, Lakewood, CO 80226 | Get Directions
Contact: Conor Ryan - cryan@denverymca.org
720 810 7300

Jefferson County Open School (JCOS)

7655 W. 10th Ave., Lakewood, CO 80214 | Get Directions
Contact: Conor Ryan - cryan@denverymca.org
720 810 7300

Slater Elementary

8605 W. 23rd Ave., Lakewood, CO 80215, CO 80215 | Get Directions
720 810 7334
Hours: 6:30 am until the start of the school day and end of the school day until 6 pm | School Holidays Excluded
Contact: Conor Ryan - cryan@denverymca.org
720 810 7300

CCAP Accepted License #1548829

To use CCAP (Colorado Child Care Assistance Program) for YMCA Before and After School Child Care, please call 720 524 2792 to be added to our list.  We have limited space, and it’s available on a first come first serve basis. Also, contact your case worker before school starts (12 weeks) to change your provider to your desired location. 

Stober Elementary

2300 Urban St., Lakewood, CO 80215 | Get Directions
720 810 7346
Hours: 6:30 am until the start of the school day and end of the school day until 6 pm | School Holidays Excluded
Contact: Conor Ryan - cryan@denverymca.org
720 810 7258

CCAP Accepted License #37283

To use CCAP (Colorado Child Care Assistance Program) for YMCA Before and After School Child Care, please call 720 524 2792 to be added to our list.  We have limited space, and it’s available on a first come first serve basis. Also, contact your case worker before school starts (12 weeks) to change your provider to your desired location. 

Vivian Elementary

10500 W. 25th Ave., Lakewood, CO 80215 | Get Directions
Contact: Conor Ryan - cryan@denverymca.org
720 470 2937

Additional Information