YMCA of Greater Houston

After School Care

YMCA-of-Greater-Houston-after-school-300.jpgIn YMCA After School Care, kids engage in physical, learning and imaginative activities that encourage them to explore who they are and what they can achieve. In addition to supplementing what they have learned in school, they participate in interactive learning models that engage critical thinking skills, are provided 30 minutes each day to work on their homework from trained YMCA staff, have a chance to socialize with each other and form long-lasting friendships that enhance their development, growth and self-confidence. School age kids also have the opportunity to participate in STEAM activities (science, technology, engineering, arts, math), a variety of literacy activities and HEPA activities (healthy eating, physical activities).
  • Grades K - 6
  • Monday-Friday on regular school days
  • Before and After School Care
  • School Release Days
  • A safe place to learn, have fun and get active

YMCA After School Care programs are licensed by the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services, Child Care Licensing Division.

Search by your school district to see if Y After School Care is offered at your child's school for the 2015-2016 school year:


General Information: 

For policy and payment information and answers to wide-range of frequently asked questions, please click here for our After School Care Parent Handbook. 

To begin the registration process: 

  • You must be a YMCA program or facility member to register your child for after school care. There is no cost to become a program member. 
  • After you have become a member, we ask that you create an online account so that you can register for after school care.

Additional information:

  • If you need financial assistance, please complete this form and bring it into your local Y.
  • If your child has any special needs or will need special accommodations while in our care, please contact your local Y prior to starting the registration process.
  • Your child will not be enrolled in After School until we receive the following:
    • Signed registration form
    • Completed and signed General Liability Waiver
    • Received or scheduled payment
    • We ask that you have the following information available when you begin the online registration process*:
      • Name and address of the school your child attends
      • Name of the school where your child will attend after school
      • Emergency contact information for someone other than yourself (not a parent or guardian)
      • Your name, address and phone number
      • Release of contact information
      • Insurance information
      • Physician's information
      • Hospital information
      • Payment information