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

After School

 

Grades K–5

Y After School provides two programs—school-based licensed child care and our Y Adventure Club. Both programs are led by trained Y counselors and offer a fun, safe, and supportive environment.

Registration is required. Best Beginnings scholarships accepted at Chief Charlo, Hellgate, Paxson, and Russell sites. Registration packets must be completed and returned to 3000 S. Russell St. or emailed to schoolage@ymcamissoula.org.

For families seeking assistance, we're proud to offer financial assistance for our out-of-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 ymca@ymcamissoula.org.

 

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 at Chief Charlo, Hellgate, Paxson, and Russell sites
  • Sibling discounts available

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

 

After School Programs:

  • Our school-based Y After School program provides healthy snacks, aerobic activity, and a variety of enriching activities including STEM, arts and crafts, and vocabulary. Programming is offered onsite at your student's school. This program accepts Best Beginnings scholarships. Open to Chief Charlo, Hellgate, Paxson, and Russell students.
     
  • NEW! Our Y Adventure Club is a new after school program that offers students the chance to explore places of beauty and adventure right outside their neighborhood! Adventure Club participants are picked up from their school and gather in small groups to focus on a weekly theme that includes both educational and recreational activities. This program is not eligible for Best Beginnings; however, financial assistance is available through the Y. Open to Lewis & Clark and Franklin students.

 

Participating Elementary Schools:

  • Chief Charlo
  • Franklin (Y Adventure Club)
  • Hellgate
  • Lewis & Clark (Y Adventure Club)
  • Paxson
  • Russell

 

Monthly Fee*:

After school is a monthly program. Registration is required. Fees are subject to change seasonally. Ask us about our sibling discounts!

  • 5 days/wk $299
  • 4 days/wk $249
  • 3 days/wk $200
  • 2 days/wk $150
  • One-time supply fee $50

*Fees differ slightly for Hellgate families. See below.

 

Hellgate Monthly Fee:

After school is a monthly program. Registration is required. Fees are subject to change seasonally. Ask us about our sibling discounts!

  • 5 days/wk $289
  • 4 days/wk $250
  • 3 days/wk $200
  • 2 days/wk $150
  • One-time supply fee $50

 

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). 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.