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

Program Information:

  • Monday-Friday
  • Before School – 7:00am at Malta and Cortland/6:45am at Kishwaukee Family YMCA
  • After School – when the bell rings after school until 5:30pm at Malta and Cortland/5:45pm at the Kishwaukee Family YMCA
  • Flexible Schedule: Daily registration, choose your own attendance days.
  • The program will be held in 3 locations. Malta, Cortland, and the Kishwaukee Family YMCA

Program Fees:

Registration Fee: $25
Before School: $18/day
After School: $18/day
Early Release Thursday: $25/day
Early Release Teacher Collaboration: $35/day

Programs held Onsite at the School: 

Cortland Elementary School

Malta Elementary School

Program Hosted at the Kishwaukee Family YMCA
Before School:
Children will be dropped off at the YMCA and will then be bussed to their school
After School: Children will be bussed from their school to the YMCA

Brooks Elementary School

Founders Elementary School

Jefferson Elementary School

Lincoln Elementary School

Little John Elementary School

Tyler Elementary School





Please note: we are not able to accommodate same-day registrations at this time.

For more information contact Nichole Elliott, Office Support Specialist at or 815.375.5393

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.