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Jefferson County CEP YMCA School-Age Child Care

With so many demands on today's families, parents need all the help they can get. That's why the YMCA is America's largest nonprofit child care provider. Through our affordable before- and after-school child care programs, we create a safe, nurturing environment for children to learn, grow and develop social skills.

Jefferson County CEP YMCA School-Age Child Care


In partnership with Jefferson County Public schools, the Y offers the Childcare Enrichment Program (CEP) at sites throughout Jefferson County. Before and after school care is provided for students in grades K-8.

All of our highly trained, hand-picked staff are CPR and First Aid certified and receive extensive hours of training and professional development. We run background checks on all of our staff, so we know that we have the very best role models. Since safety is our priority, we make sure that we meet or exceed state staff-to-child ratios.

Looking for specific information? Use the links below to find what you're looking for.


Hours: 7 am until the start of school and from school dismissal to 6 pm.

We offer continuous care from 7 am to 6 pm during school breaks.

Starting Price

Weekly rates for CEP start at $63 for the first child for facility members and $68 for the first child for program members.

Registration fees apply. Join the Y to save on child care fees.


Kindergarten through 8th grade

Kid crafting with paper at YMCA child enrichment program

Financial Assistance

The Y is for everyone. If you're looking for financial help, we offer affordable membership and program rates based on household income. Learn more about our financial assistance program. Please stop by the branch or give us a call to discuss whether you are eligible for assistance.



CEP is open to all JCPS students in grades K-8. If your child's school is not a CEP site listed below, transportation is available between your child's school and our CEP sites.

View our full list of JCPS schools and CEP site transportation options (PDF)

Jefferson County CEP Child Care Sites

Jefferson County CEP School-Age Child Care Sites (A-D)

Jefferson County CEP YMCA School-Age Child Care Sites (A-D)

Alex R Kennedy, 4515 Taylorsville Road

Audubon Elementary, 1051 Hess Ln

Bates Elementary, 7601 Bardstown Rd

Bloom Elementary, 1627 Lucia Ave

Bowen Elementary, 1601 Roosevelt Ave

Brandeis Elementary, 2817 W Kentucky St

Brown School, 546 S 1st St, Louisville

Cane Run Elementary,  3951 Cane Run Rd

Carter Traditional Elementary, 3600 Bohne Ave

Chancey Elementary, 4301 Murphy Ln

Chenoweth Elementary, 3622 Brownsboro Rd

Coleridge-Taylor Elementary, 1115 W Chestnut St

Dunn Elementary, 2010 Rudy Ln

Jefferson County CEP School-Age Child Care Sites (E-L)

Jefferson County CEP YMCA School-Age Child Care Sites (E-L)

Fairdale Elementary,10104 Mitchell Hill Rd

Farmer Elementary, 6405 Gellhaus Ln

Fern Creek Elementary, 8815 Ferndale Rd

Field Elementary, 120 Sacred Heart Ln

Foster Elementary, 1401 S 41st St

Greathouse Elementary, 2700 Browns Ln

Hawthorne Elementary, 2301 Clarendon Ave

Hite Elementary, 12408 Old Shelbyville Rd

Indian Trail Elementary, 3709 E Indian Trail

Jeffersontown Elementary, 3610 Cedarwood Way

Kennedi Montessori Academy, 3800 Gibson Ln

Klondike Elementary, 3807 Klondike Ln

Laukhuf Elementary, 5100 Capewood Dr

Lincoln Elementary, 930 E Main St

Lowe Elementary, 210 Oxfordshire Ln

Jefferson County CEP School-Age Child Care Sites (M-Z)

Jefferson County CEP YMCA School-Age Child Care Sites (M-Z)

McFerran Elementary, 1900 S 7th St

Middletown Elementary, 218 N Madison Ave

Norton Commons Elementary, 10941 Kings Crown Dr

Norton Elementary, 8101 Brownsboro Rd

Schaffner Elementary, 2701 Crums Ln

Shacklette Elementary, 5310 Mercury Dr

Smyrna Elementary, 6401 Outer Loop,

St. Matthews Elementary, 601 Browns Ln

Stopher Elementary, 14417 Aiken Rd

Trunnell Elementary, 7609 St Andrews Church Rd

Tully Elementary, 3300 College Dr

Wheeler Elementary, 5700 Cynthia Dr,

Wilder Elementary, 1913 Herr Ln

At a Glance

Here's some of what you can expect from our school-age child care program:

  • All of our highly qualified staff are CPR and First Aid certified and receive extensive hours of training and professional development.
  • We're open around the year (snow days and school breaks, too!).
  • We keep kids interested while having fun with our imaginative academic activities.
  • We always encourage healthy eating habits and physical activity, and we provide nutritious snacks.
  • We focus on improving literacy.
  • We offer homework assistance.

YMCA CEP Fall Registration—Coming Soon

CEP families, we are working with our valued partner JCPS on the 2024-25 school year transportation changes. 

We will open fall registration as soon as we can. You will be notified by email, text, and social media. In the meantime, don't forget to register for summer day camp!

Register for YMCA CEP Summer Day Camps

Ready to Register?

Use the button below to see upcoming sessions that are currently available for online registration.

If no sessions are available for online registration, please call 502-637-1575 to learn when the next session is scheduled and to register.

Snow Days, In-Service Days, and School Breaks

At the Y, our school-age child care programs offer continuous care during school breaks, including in-service and snow days, spring break, winter break and summer camp. In addition to our usual before- and after-school activities that encourage academic enrichment, building self-esteem, healthy snacks and physical activity, we also have engaging theme-based activities. We also take fun field trips during school breaks! 

Snow Days

When schools are closed due to inclement weather, sites will be consolidated. We'll offer a full day of activities from 7 am to 6 pm for participants (traffic and weather permitting).

Snow day care is available for currently registered participants only and operates on a first-come, first-served basis. If a site reaches capacity, you may be asked to choose another location. Children should bring a sack lunch along with a hat, gloves, boots and a warm coat. Drinks and snacks are provided.

We will send out updates through our website, news channels, FacebookTwitter and text messages.

Snow Day Sites

Jefferson County CEP YMCA Snow Day Sites

Snow Day Sites

Snow Day Sites

  • Bates Elementary
  • Bloom Elementary
  • Cane Run Elementary
  • Greathouse Elementary
  • Hite Elementary
  • Jeffersontown Elementary
  • Lincoln Elementary
  • Stopher Elementary
  • Trunnell Elementary
  • Wilder Elementary

Emergency Sites: In cases of extremely severe weather, we will attempt to open only the limited emergency sites: Bates, Greathouse, Lincoln, and Trunnell.

In-Service Days

In order for children to attend child care during in-service days, registration must be completed. We will have sign-up sheets at all of our sites during each in-service day. Spaces are limited so sign up early! Unfortunately, full day care is not available for children in preschool.

Please send your child with a non-refrigerated sack lunch, we'll provide a healthy morning and afternoon snack. If your site is going on a field trip, please drop off your child by the designated time in order to ensure care for the day

In-service days will be included in your child's attendance for the week unless the full day is the only day they attend. If your child is signed up for a specific day, you will be charged for the full day of care, regardless of attendance.

In-Service Day Sites

Jefferson County CEP YMCA In-Service Day Sites

Jefferson County CEP YMCA In-Service Day Sites

​​​​​​​In-Service Day Sites

  • Cane Run 
  • Chancey
  • Coleridge-Taylor
  • Dunn
  • Fairdale
  • Farmer
  • Hawthorne
  • Lowe
  • Middletown
  • Smyrna
  • St. Matthews
  • Tully

School Break Camps

When school is out, the Y is here! Our school break camps keep kids active, engaged, and active in a fun and safe environment. We offer full-day care during school breaks.

Learn about School Break Camps

Frequently Asked Questions

Visit our School-Age Child Care FAQ page for answers to frequently asked questions about policies and procedures, staff training, school calendars, and how to become more involved with the Y.

Still Need Help?

Contact Us


  • Kids and staff member making crafts at YMCA child enrichment program

    Jefferson County Child Enrichment Program

    2411 Bowman Ave

    Louisville, KY 40217


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