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.

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.

Age Requirements

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

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.

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

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