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Parochial and Private School-Age Child Care Program

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 after-school child care programs, we create a safe, nurturing environment for children to learn, grow and develop social skills.

Parochial and Private School-Age Child Care Program


In partnership with seven area Private and Parochial schools, we provide after-school care for students in kindergarten through 8th grade that attend participating schools.

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.

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Hours: From school dismissal to 6 pm

Starting Price

Weekly rates start at $76 for the first child for facility members and $81 for the first child for program members. Registration fees apply. Join the Y to save on child care fees!


Kindergarten through 8th grade

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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.


Parochial and Private School Sites

Jefferson County Parochial and Private School-Age Child Care Sites


Holy Trinity Parish School, 423 Cherrywood Rd

St. Margaret Mary Catholic School, 7813 Shelbyville Rd

St. Patrick Catholic School, 1000 N Beckley Station Rd

St. Raphael the Archangel Catholic School, 2131 Lancashire Ave

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 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.

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.

School Breaks

At the Y, our school-age child care programs offer programming designed to enrich and inspire learning. In addition to our usual after-school activities that encourage academic enrichment, building self-esteem, healthy snacks and physical activity, we also have engaging theme-based activities.

  • Snow Days

    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.


  • 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.


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 raising their hands in YMCA child care program

    YMCA School-Age Child Care Office

    2411 Bowman Ave

    Louisville, KY 40217


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