The school year is just about to kick off here very shortly! I know that a lot of parents wonder what to do with their kids once the school day ends. The YMCA offers such wonderful afterschool programs. Before I was on the radio I worked at The Y. I did summer camps as well as the after school program at Alkali Creek for a handful of years. I loved it so much. Not only were they great kids but it was a wonderful program for kids of all ages. If you need to make plans of what to do with your kiddos after school this is a great place to have them be! Check out what they have to offer!

AFTERSCHOOL

Even though safety is one of our top priorities, a quality

afterschool program is more than just a safe place for students

to hangout after the bell rings. The YMCA Afterschool program

nurtures potential, improves academic engagement and

achievement, builds confidence and character, and supports

healthy development in spirit, mind and body.

The YMCA provides a safe, fun and active atmosphere with a focus on the Core Values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and

Responsibility. Children participate in weekly activities such as:

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)

Homework help

Leadership development activities

Arts & humanities projects

Healthy snack

Rock climbing

Swim lessons

TRANSPORTATION:

The YMCA picks up from most Billings School Dist. 2 schools and several other

area schools. Miles Ave, Burlington, Rose Park will be bused to an offsite

campus at Central Christian Church. Arrowhead, Boulder, Big Sky and

Meadowlark students will have the option to be bused to an off-site location

at Ben Steele Middle School or to the YMCA downtown location.

EARLY OUT/P.I.R. DAYS:

Your child must be enrolled in the afterschool program to

register for these special non-school days. These days are

included in the monthly fee. Students will need to bring a

lunch and swimming suits on these days. Transportation may

not be provided on Holiday Care and P.I.R. Days for schools

that do not follow the School District 2 calendar.

HOLIDAY CARE:

The YMCA provides Holiday Care on select days.

Registration is required.

COST: Members $20, non-members $40. Late fees

will be applied 5 business days prior to day of care.

 

COUNTY AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM

County Afterschool care is available for Canyon Creek, Elder Grove and Elysian. Elder Grove students

will be bused to the Y campus at Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch.

CANYON CREEK

After School Care:

Members: $170 per month

Offsite Members: $180 per month

Non-Members: $225 per month

Part-time Option (3 days/week):

Members: $140 per month

Offsite Members: $150 per month

Non-Members: $200 per month

Before & After School Care:

Members: $205 per month

Offsite Members: $215 per month

Non-Members: $290 per month

Before School Care Only:

Members: $60 per month

Offsite Members: $70 per month

Non-Members: $90 per month

ELYSIAN

After School Care:

Members: $170 per month

Offsite Members: $180 per month

Non-Members: $230 per month

Part-time Option (3 days/week):

Members: $140 per month

Offsite Members: $150 per month

Non-Members: $200 per month

ELDER GROVE

After School Care:

Members: $225 per month

Offsite Members: $235 per Month

Non-Members: $295 per month

Part-time Option (3 days/week):

Members: $195 per month

Offsite Members: $205 per month

Non-Members: $255 per month

1 Hour of Care:

Option available M-F for K-2nd Grade

Members: $130 per month

Offsite Members: $140 per month

Non-Members: $200 per month

Early Out/ P.I.R. days

These days are included in the monthly fee for Afterschool participants who are full time only.

Registration is required. Care may be canceled due to no or low enrollments.

  • Students will need to bring a lunch, snacks, swim suit and towel on these days.
  • PIR days are not included for Before School and 1 Hour Care participants.
  • Holiday Care

The Y provides Holiday Care on select days. Registration is required.

COST: Members $20, non-members $40.

Late fees will be applied 5 business days prior to day of care. 10 Children must be registered

to run care.

*Offsite members are those who pay $55 per year for their child to participate in county

activities. This membership does not provide access to the Billings Family YMCA facility.

PRESCHOOL

The Billings Family YMCA Preschool teaches a creative and educational curriculum in a safe and

fun atmosphere! Preschoolers will focus on Kindergarten readiness while also being active by

participating in swimming lessons and other fun activities.

PROGRAM OFFERINGS:

Morning Class: 8:30am-11:30am

Afternoon Class: 12pm-3pm

CLASSES:

M/W/F: 4-5 year olds entering Kindergarten the following year

T/TH: 3-4 year olds (Must be 3 by Aug. 31, 2018)

Classes Run:

Sept. 4-May 23: T/TH

Sept. 5-May 24: M/W/F

MONTHLY COST:

M/W/F 4-5 year olds

Members: $150

Non-members $220

T/TH 3-4 year olds

Members $125

Non-members: $195

There is a $30 non-refundable registration fee per child.

Tuition is paid by EFT on the 15th of each month