Wheat Ridge | Denver YMCA

Wheat Ridge

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. We provide a mentoring relationship between each child and our caring staff that maximizes personal empowerment, exploration, and learning. At Pennington Elementary School in Wheat Ridge, the YMCA provides a safe setting, character values, positive role models, and enrichment activities that are all part of the Y child care experience.


Due to State of Colorado licensing requirements, online registration takes 5-10 minutes. Please use Firefox or Chrome as your browser. Additional emergency information will be required via ePact closer to the start of the school semester. 

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 will include paying registration fees. (Registration fees are non-refundable.)
  2. STEP TWO: As we get closer to Before & After School Care, you will receive an email requesting you to complete the registration process. This includes completing the mandatory state required questionaire that must be submitted before the first day. This questionaire will cover info that will allow us to provide the best quality care for your child.   

Age Requirements

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

Registration Fee 

A one-time $35 registration fee per child. 

CCCAP (Colorado Child Care Assistance Program) and Scholarship Families

CCCAP and YMCA Scholarship families are not able to register online. To use CCCAP for YMCA Before and After School Care, please call 720 524 2792 to be added to our list. Not all locations are CCCAP 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 fill out the scholarship form.


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

Pennington Elementary School

4645 Independence Street , Wheat Ridge, CO 80033 | Get Directions
720 810 7335
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 6:30 until the beginning of school; end of the school day until 6:00 p.m.
Contact: Austin Andrus - aandrus@denverymca.org
720 810 7335

CCAP Location Accepted License 

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. 

Additional Information

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