Kishwaukee Family YMCA

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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.

2019-2020 Before & After School Program Activities include:

STEM, Sports, Arts and Crafts, Homework Assistance,  C.A.T.C.H Activities, Asset Building and a Healthy Meal provided by Northern Illinois Food Bank during after school hours.

One Time Registration Fee: $25

Before School:
7:00am-School Start
Fees: Member/Program Participant Fees: $11/per day (One day a week or five…you choose your schedule!)

After School:
School Bell – 5:30pm
Fees: Member/Program Participant Fees: $15/per day (One day a week or five…you choose your schedule!)
Member/Program Participant Early Release Days: $30/day

Registration Forms November         Emergency Authorization Packet 

Parent Handbook >      Authorized Pick-up Form >

Before & After School Program

DeKalb School District: District #428

DeKalb Community School District #428 and the Kishwaukee Family YMCA will partner to offer the Y’s Before and After School Program for the 2019-2020 school year at all District #428 Elementary schools. See a complete listing of YMCA Before and After School Sites below.

2018-2019 Before and After School Program Sites:

Brooks Elementary School

Founders Elementary School

Jefferson Elementary School

Lincoln Elementary School

Little John Elementary School (There will be no Before School at Little John)

Tyler Elementary School

Malta Elementary School

Cortland Elementary School (Before and After School registration will be done at the YMCA)




For more information contact Melissa Johnson,  Youth Development Director at 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

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.