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.
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.
Kindergarten through 8th grade
The Y is for everyone. If you're looking for financial help, we offer affordable membership and program rates based on household income. Please stop by the branch or give us a call to discuss whether you are eligible for assistance.
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
Chancey Elementary, 4301 Murphy Ln
Chenoweth Elementary, 3622 Brownsboro Rd
Coleridge-Taylor Elementary, 1115 W Chestnut St
Dunn Elementary, 2010 Rudy Ln
Fairdale Elementary,10104 Mitchell Hill Rd
Farmer Elementary, 6405 Gellhaus Ln
Greathouse Elementary ,2700 Browns Ln
Hawthorne Elementary, 2301 Clarendon Ave
Hite Elementary, 12408 Old Shelbyville Rd
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
McFerran Elementary, 1900 S 7th St
Middletown Elementary, 218 N Madison Ave
Norton Commons Elementary, 10941 Kings Crown Dr
Norton Elementary, 8101 Brownsboro Rd
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
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.
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.
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.
Emergency Sites: In cases of extremely severe weather, we will attempt to open only the following emergency sites: Dunn, Hawthorne, and Trunnell.
Snow Day Sites
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.
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.
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