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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 were able to reduce our Fall and Winter 2020 programs by up to 50%! Please note that regular rates will resume January 1, 2021.

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


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
  • One-time supply fee $50

In 2020, the Missoula Y received a grant that allows us to offer a temporary discounted rate to all families in our Before School Care program. Regular rates are listed above and 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.