YMCA Before and After School

Before & After School Care


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The YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region’s Before & After School Child Care program expands learning beyond the classroom. Children are celebrated for their uniqueness and provided with multiple opportunities for growth and development through a variety of activities.

Children are natural-born engineers, who tend to be fascinated by building things and taking things apart to see how they work. Our goal is to expand on their learning by emphasizing the engineering design process which is a methodical approach to problem seeking and encourages children to start by asking a question, imagine the possibilities, plan a course of action, execute the plan and then brainstorm how to improve.

Though often affiliated with just science and math, the engineering design process can be applied to meet a variety of child interests. The following 9 exploratory components will be integrated into the program throughout the school year: 21st Century Skills, the Arts, College and Career Readiness, Family and Parent Engagement, Global Learning and Inclusion, Health and Wellness, Academic Enrichment, Leadership Development and Service Learning. Homework assistance, snack and physical activity are provided daily.

We aim to create an inclusive environment at each of our sites that supports self-confidence, encourages creativity, emphasizes team work and develops future leaders.

Adventure Days- Days away from school

On the weekdays your child is not in school, they are welcome to join us at a local YMCA branch! These days away from school will be filled with day-camp-like activities, crafts and maybe even a field trip or two. Programming will be offered at nearby YMCA locations.  Due to inconsistencies in school district closures, we may have to cancel programming due to low enrollment.

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Early Release Days/Testing Days

When your child is released early from school, we will provide onsite care. This day-of care for our program will be an extension of our Before and After care program, including the components listed in the program description.

Snow Days

If your school has not been put on a delay or has not been canceled before 6:00 a.m. we will open for our Before School program. If the following situations occur, please follow the proper procedure. If you have any questions regarding closures, please contact your local Y.

  • If a school is on delayed start: The YMCA program will offer care at 8:30 a.m. The YMCA will open for After School Care at the regularly scheduled time and will close at 6:00 p.m.
  • If a school is canceled: The YMCA program will open at the designated YMCA Branch listed above from 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • If a school is canceled while your child is in school: The YMCA program will not offer care.
  • In any of the above situations, the YMCA reserves the right to cancel the program due to hazardous road conditions. Our main concern is for the safety of your children, your family, and our staff.


Interested in Financial Assistance?


Colorado Child Care Assistance Program

The YMCA partners with the Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP). Fill out our interest form via the button below if you would like more information or if you already have been authorized for a school location and we will contact you within 48 hours.


Colorado State Foster Parent Association (CSFPA)

Are you a part of the CSFPA? You will receive 50% tuition assistance on all Before and After School programming.


Before & After School Care & Preschool Program

Before and After plan withdrawal: It is the YMCA’s policy that written notice must be given 30 day notice in advance of your child's withdrawal to receive a full refund through the online form located at ppymca.org/beforeandafter. Any outstanding balance must be paid at the time of withdrawal.

Before and After plan change: It is the YMCA’s policy that written notice must be given 30 day notice in advance of a change to your child’s plan through the online form located at ppymca.org/beforeandafter. This allows for accurate planning for staff to participant ratios. Fee’s may apply if upgrading plan option.

Please note that refunds/credits will not be provided due to participant non-attendance or closures due to inclement weather. All refunds/credits are requested through an online form.

Plan Changes/Cancellations Refund Credit
Thirty Days Written Notice 100% 100%
Two Weeks Written Notice 50% 100%
Drop In Changes/Cancellations Refund Credit
24 Hour Notice 100% 100%
Less than 24 hour Notice 0% 100%
Inclement Weather 0% 0%
Summer Camp Cancellations Refund Credit
Three Weeks Written Notice 100% 100%
Less than Three Weeks Notice 50% 100%
After Camp Week Starts 0% 0%
Please note that cancellations and refunds will not be automatically processed.  It is up to the participant to initiate contact with the child care department through the online form. Any bank account or credit/debit changes must be made at least 5 days prior to the draft date of the scheduled payment.

The YMCA understands that medical, emergency and other unforeseen situations do arise and refunds may be given based on extenuating circumstances. In these cases, please contact the YMCA to discuss your specific situation. Documentation may be required in these situations. Refunds will not be authorized for requests made after a program has taken place (i.e. refund requests for non-use of a registered program).

For changes and cancellations fill out the form below:

Child Care Sites

Serving School Districts: 8, 11, 12, 14, 20, 22, 38, 49 & Charter Schools

District 8

Conrad Early Learning Center
     Serving Fountain Mesa, Eagleside, Aragon and Jordahl Elementary

District 11

Academy for Advanced and Creative Learning
Audubon Elementary
Howbert Elementary                                                                    King Elementary  
McAuliffe Elementary School
Midland Elementary School
Trailblazer Elementary
Westside Community Center
    Serving West Elementary and Buena Vista Elementary

District 12

Gold Camp Elementary
Pinon Valley Elementary
Skyway Elementary

District 14

Manitou Springs Elementary

District 20

The da Vinci Academy
Edith Wolford Elementary

The Classical Academy- All Elementary Campuses

District 38

Bear Creek Elementary
Ray E. Kilmer Elementary
Lewis-Palmer Elementary
Palmer Lake Elementary
Prairie Winds Elementary

District 49 - Charter

Rocky Mountain Classical Academy
Liberty Tree Academy


Global Village Academy
James Irwin Charter Academy (Howard Campus only)

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Our partnership with Children's Hospital Colorado, Colorado Springs

With a focus on youth development, wellness and injury prevention, the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region and Children’s Hospital Colorado partner to strengthen our community and help kids learn, grow and thrive. 

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