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Before school care for Hellgate Elementary students in grades K–5. Financial assistance available.

Before School


Grades K–5

Y Before School provides healthy snacks, aerobic activity, and a variety of enriching activities including STEM, arts and crafts, and vocabulary. Y Before School is led by trained Y counselors.

Registration is required. Registration packets must be completed and returned to 3000 S. Russell St. or emailed to

Thanks to grant funding, we are reducing program costs by up to 50% to all families who participate in Y Before School, After School, and Full-Day Enrichment. Discounts started October 5 and are applied automatically. Discounts expire December 31 and regular enrollment fees will resume at this time. Families who have already registered will receive a refund in the form of credit for future programs.

For families seeking additional assistance, we're proud to offer a new barrier-free financial assistance option for our out-of-school programs. Contact to learn more.


At a Glance:

  • September–June
    • There is no before school care on school holidays.
  • Offered Monday–Friday from 7:30–9:00 a.m.
  • Financial assistance available


Participating Elementary Schools:

  • Hellgate Elemetary School


Monthly Fee:

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

  • 5 days/wk $150/mo NEW! $75/mo*
  • One-time supply fee $50

*The Missoula Y has received a grant that allows us to offer a temporary discounted rate to all families in our Before School Care program! Between now and December 31, you will receive 50% off your regular monthly rate. Regular rates will resume January 1, 2021.


The Missoula Family YMCA is committed to Healthy Eating and Physical Activity (HEPA) standards in all of its child care programs.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.