The YMCA’s School Age Child Care Program provides a safe, comfortable environment for children from kindergarten through fourth grade to acquire life and social skills and learn the Y’s character values of honesty, caring, respect and responsibility.  Our program includes healthy snacks and help with homework, plus physical and outdoor activities with our caring staff.  While your child is in our care, have him or her take advantage of one of the many after school leagues or classes! For an additional fee, children may be registered for swimming, dance, gymnastics, and martial arts classes. The Child Care Staff will escort your child to and from YMCA classes between 4:15-5:45 p.m.

Tuition choices include two, three, four or five days per week. Our School Age Child Care Program provides daily transportation from local Ann Arbor Public Schools. Bus pickup locations for the  school year are Ann Arbor Open, Bach, Eberwhite, Haisley and Wines. Drop offs in the School Age Program are also available, beginning at 3:00 p.m.

The Registration packet is here.

Current tuition rates:
Full time:
$370 member, $420 non-member
4 Days: $359 member, $409 non-member
3 Days: $257 member, $307 non-member
2 Days: $183 member, $210 non-member

School Days Off and Snow Day Policy
Our School Age Child Care program provides full-day care when Ann Arbor Public Schools are closed for in-service days, the four weeks of school vacation. The program is open from 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Please bring a packed lunch and swimsuit for your child.  For enrollment of any of the school days off, your child must have the following forms on file with us: Child Information Card, Permission Form and Statement of Good Health.

When Ann Arbor Public Schools or Ypsilanti Community Schools are closed for Snow Days, the Child Development Centers will open no earlier than 9 am to allow staff and families to arrive safely if we are going to open that day. Delays or closings can be found on our website, the Ann Arbor YMCA Facebook page, on your local news channel or by texting “ChildDevelopmentCenters” to 844.608.9622.

On Snow Days when care is provided, registered Child Development Center families may arrive as usual at 9 am. School age families must call the Membership Desk at 734.996.9622 beginning at 7 am to get on the Wait list for care. Priority is given  to children who currently attend our after school program, then to anyone else first come, first served. Everyone pays a fee for Snow Days as follows:

  • Currently enrolled children $30
  • YMCA Members $40
  • Non-Members $45


Pre-Registration is required and can be completed with the Child Care Director.