Kishwaukee Family YMCA

Youth Development Alerts Healthy Living Social Responsibiliy

Before and After School Program

The Y’s Before and After School Program engages kids in physically active, learning, and imaginative activities that encouraged exploration of who they are and what they can achieve. In addition to supplementing what they have learned in school, they participate in interactive learning that helps build healthy habits, active lifestyles, and continued learning. Students get assistance with their homework from trained Y staff, form long-lasting friendships that enhance their development and growth, and learn skills that can build self-confidence. Plus we’ve got you covered on Early Release Days and School’s Out Days.  Learn more about our No School, No Problem Program.

DeKalb School District #428

What you can expect from the Y:

  • Homework Help
  • A variety of physically active and fun daily activities that allow your child to explore new interests
  • Committed and qualified staff that love working with kids and encourage the use of the Y core values: respect, responsibility, honesty, and caring
  • Cleaning and safety protocols have been modeled after the CDC and IDPH and approved by the DeKalb County Health Department.

Program Information:

  • Monday-Friday
  • Before School – 7:00am until the bell rings
  • After School – when the bell rings after school until 5:30pm
  • Flexible Schedule: Daily registration, choose your own attendance days.

Program Fees:

Registration Fee: $25
Before School: $15
After School: $18
Early Release Thursday: $22
Early Release Teacher Collaboration: $32

Program Sites:

Brooks Elementary School

Cortland Elementary School

Founders Elementary School

Jefferson Elementary School

Lincoln Elementary School

Little John Elementary SchooL

Malta Elementary School

Tyler Elementary SchooL


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For more information contact Jen Lucchesi, Child Care Coordinator at or 815.375.5406

If you have to make changes to your child’s before or after-school care schedule, please fill out the form below. 

Cancel/ Change Form

Financial Assistance:
The policy of the Kishwaukee Family YMCA is to never turn away a family regardless of ability to pay. Each year the YMCA raises funds during our Annual Campaign that are used to subsidize membership and program fees for children and families.

Community Coordinated Child Care (4C):
Parents are responsible for completing the 4C application and receiving an approval letter with the Kishwaukee Family YMCA listed as a provider prior to the start of Before and After School each month. Parent co-pays must be made through an automatic draft on the first of the month. Parents are responsible for any fees not covered by 4C.

Sycamore – OSCAR Program

The Sycamore School District and the Kishwaukee Family YMCA are partners for the after-school OSCAR program! OSCAR is a great place for your child to receive homework help, positive social opportunities, and recreation time with a focus on wellness. The YMCA offers swimming each week during the after-school portion of OSCAR.

Sycamore Students: For more information call OSCAR  at 815-899-8123.