Before & After School Program
The philosophy of the program is to provide parents and children with a safe, healthy and fun atmosphere where children will have an opportunity to be together with peers outside of school. During Before and After School care YWCA provides homework help. On No School days & Fridays developmentally appropriate activities and learning tools are used to help children continue learning and retain information. Children go on field trips that help them learn about their community.
While providing a fun experience children will receive creative instruction in modeling successful behavior and development of pro-social involvement. Emphasis will also be placed on retention of reading, math and exploration of science/technology concepts. Field trips, recreation and special projects will be part of the enrichment aspects of the programs.
Summer Day Camp
YWCA Summer Day Camp is held each summer. We usually host this at an outside location to allow more space, but that changes each year. Camp is designed for your child to be present five days a week and participate in all the activities. This program runs begins a week after school lets out and runs until a week before school begins. Camp is available to children ages 5 (entering kindergarten) up to ages 12. The program is not just to help parents by providing a safe place for their children but also to provide an environment in which the children are able to grown in all areas of development.
The children go on field trips every week to places like the Library, local parks, Sweetwater County Fair, movies, local community businesses, and police & fire departments. There is no additional cost for these field trips as the YWCA obtains donations to cover expenses. The children also participate in the “Money Smart Kids Program” during Camp where they learn about money, wants vs needs, how to save and plan their spending.
This program is available to children ages 5 through 12 years. The Before & After School program is held in the YWCA Learning Center during the school year. This program is helping parents whose work schedule is a little longer than a school day. Children can be dropped off as early as 5:45am and stay until 6:30pm. This also is available for no-school days and Fridays when there is no school in Rock Springs.
We can take children from any elementary school but you must use the school district bus routes or provide your own transportation. We are on bus routes for Sage and Eastside Elementary schools and we will transport from Pilot Butte. If you are accepted at YWCA you can request a transfer through the school district to Sage/Eastside/Pilot Butte schools.
The Before & After School program is one that fills up quickly. We have a limited amount of space for children as we have only a small classroom for this program. If you are intested in getting into this program please click on the “Waiting List” button on the bottom of the page and fill out our form.
Summer Day Camp fees are $165 a week. This rate is the same regardless of how many hours in a day or number of days in a week a child attends camp.
We do provide financial assistance for tuition. We accept Department of Family Services payments; you must apply with DFS to determine qualifications. We offer a sliding fee scale based on income. You must speak to the Director or Assistant Director in order to determine if you qualify. There is an application process.
We have a variety of rates for the Before & After School program based on how often you will need the childcare. Each of these are weekly rates.
Only before school – $45 ; only after school – $55 ; just before & after school (no Fridays) – $100; before school & Fridays – $90; after school & Fridays; only Fridays or no school days – $45; before & after school and Fridays – $145.
We are closed: Labor Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Friday after Thanksgiving, Good Friday, Fourth of July, Juneteenth, and Memorial Day.
You will need to bring meals for your child while they attend No School Days. We do have refrigerators and microwaves in all the rooms so we can keep items cold or heat lunches up. We plan for lunch and two snacks each day. Summer Day Camp requires cold lunches as we have no way to keep food cold or warm it. We also go on field trips a great deal and the lunches must come with us.