After school care for students in grades K–5. Best Beginnings Scholarships accepted at most sites. Financial assistance available.

After School


Grades K–5

We are now registering for the 2023-24 school year and the 2024-25 school year.

Our Y After School program provides healthy snacks, aerobic activity, and a variety of enriching activities including STEM, arts and crafts, and vocabulary. All Y After School programs are led by trained Y counselors and offer fun, safe, and supportive environments.

Registration is required. Best Beginnings scholarships accepted at most sites. To apply, fill out a paper (PDF) packet. Packets may be returned to 3000 S. Russell St. or emailed to

We're proud to offer financial assistance for our after school programs. Complete the fillable PDF found on this page and return completed forms to the Y at 3000 S. Russell or email them to

2024-25 After School Application

At a Glance:

  • September–June
    • There is no after school on school half days and holidays
  • Offered Monday–Friday from school release to 6:00 p.m.*
  • Best Beginnings scholarships accepted

*A $30 late fee will be charged for any pickup after 6:00 p.m


Participating Elementary Schools:

After school care is provided onsite at your student's school unless noted.

  • Chief Charlo
  • Hellgate
  • Jeannette Rankin
  • Lewis & Clark (students bussed to Paxson Elementary School)
  • Paxson
  • Russell


2023-24 Monthly Fee:

After school is a monthly program. Registration is required. Fees are subject to change seasonally.

  • 5 days/wk $347
  • 4 days/wk $297
  • 3 days/wk $247
  • 2 days/wk $197
  • One-time supply fee $55


2024-25 Monthly Fee:

New pricing to start August 2024.

  • 5 days/wk $374
  • 4 days/wk $324
  • 3 days/wk $274
  • 2 days/wk $224
  • One-time supply fee $55


The Missoula Family YMCA is committed to Healthy Eating and Physical Activity (HEPA) standards in all of its child care programs. Afternoon snack is provided through our participation in the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). To view CACFP's nondiscrimination statement or file a program complaint of discrimination, visit the USDA Program Discrimination webpage 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.